Taking Care of Business (Oliver Nelson album)

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Taking Care of Business
Taking Care of Business (album).jpg
Studio album by Oliver Nelson
Released 1960
Recorded March 22, 1960
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 42:48
Label New Jazz
NJLP 8233
Producer Esmond Edwards
Oliver Nelson chronology
Meet Oliver Nelson
(1959)Meet Oliver Nelson1959
Taking Care of Business
Lem's Beat
(1960)Lem's Beat1960

Taking Care of Business is the second album by saxophonist Oliver Nelson recorded in 1960 and released on the New Jazz label.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Oliver Nelson would gain his greatest fame later in his short life as an arranger/composer but this superior session puts the emphasis on his distinctive tenor and alto playing ... Nelson remains a vastly underrated saxophonist and all six performances on this recommended CD reissue (four of them his originals) are excellent".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Oliver Nelson except as indicated

  1. "Trane Whistle" - 9:57
  2. "Doxy" (Sonny Rollins) - 6:59
  3. "In Time" - 5:33
  4. "Lou's Good Dues Blues" - 6:18
  5. "All the Way" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 7:34
  6. "Groove" - 6:27



  1. ^ Payne, D. Oliver Nelson discography accessed March 30, 2015
  2. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed March 30, 2015
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed March 30, 2015