Soulful Brass

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Soulful Brass
Soulful Brass.jpg
Studio album by Oliver Nelson and Steve Allen
Released 1968
Recorded March 15 & 18, 1968
Genre Jazz
Length 36:11
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele
Oliver Nelson chronology
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(1967)Jazzhattan Suite1967
Soulful Brass
(1968)
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(1968)Coldwater Flat1968

Soulful Brass is an album by American jazz composer/arranger Oliver Nelson and pianist/entertainer Steve Allen featuring performances recorded in 1968 for the Impulse! label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Douglas Payne awarded the album 1½ stars stating "Not one of Nelson's most memorable: watered-down arrangements and pop tunes framing Allen's electronic harpsichord noodling".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Steve Allen except as indicated
  1. "Torino" (Lou Garisto) - 2:03
  2. "Sound Machine" (Steve Allen, S. Clayton) - 3:40
  3. "Goin' Out of My Head / Can't Take My Eyes off You" (Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein / Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio) - 2:50
  4. "Spooky" (Mike Sharpe, Harry Middlebrook) - 3:43
  5. "125th Street & 7th Avenue" (Oliver Nelson) - 3:55
  6. "Green Tambourine" (Paul Leka, Shelly Pinz) - 2:28
  7. "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" (Otis Redding, Steve Cropper) - 2:32
  8. "Goin' Great" (Stan Applebaum) - 3:11
  9. "Things I Should Have Said" (Steve Allen, David Allen) - 2:46
  10. "Go Fly A Kite" - 2:30
  11. "Melissa" - 3:59
  12. "Last Night (Was a Bad Night)" - 2:34
  • Recorded in Los Angeles, California on March 15, 1968 (tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11 7 12) and March 18, 1968 (tracks 2, 3, 5, 7 & 10)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed April 12, 2011
  2. ^ a b Payne, D. Allmusic Review accessed April 12, 2011