Sound Pieces

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Sound Pieces
Sound Pieces.jpg
Studio album by Oliver Nelson
Released End of January/February 1967[1]
Recorded September 7, 1966
Capitol Studios, New York City
September 27-28, 1966
Western Recorders, Los Angeles
Genre Jazz
Length 39:58 original LP
55:09 CD reissue
Label Impulse!
A-9129
Producer Bob Thiele
Oliver Nelson chronology
Oliver Nelson Plays Michelle
(1966)
Sound Pieces
(1966)
Happenings
(1966)

Sound Pieces is an album by American jazz composer, conductor and arranger Oliver Nelson featuring performances recorded in 1966 for the Impulse! label.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, stating: "Although best-known as an altoist and a tenor-saxophonist, Nelson sticks exclusively to soprano throughout the set. He leads a 20-piece big band on three of his compositions. Although one would not think of Nelson as a soprano stylist, his strong playing actually put him near the top of his field".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Oliver Nelson except as indicated
  1. "Sound Piece for Jazz Orchestra" - 9:44
  2. "Flute Salad" - 2:49
  3. "The Lady From Girl Talk" - 4:59
  4. "The Shadow of Your Smile" (Mandel, Webster) - 9:44
  5. "Patterns" - 6:19
  6. "Elegy for a Duck" - 6:23

Bonus tracks on CD reissue:

  1. "Straight, No Chaser" (Monk) - 9:10
  2. "Example Seventy Eight" - 6:01

Recorded on September 7, 1966 (#4-8) and September 27, 1966 (#3) and September 28, 1966 (#1, 2).

Personnel[edit]

Tracks 1-3

Recorded in Hollywood

Tracks 4-8

Recorded in New York

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Feb 4, 1967
  2. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed April 1, 2011
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed April 1, 2011