Post Tagged with: "Oliver Nelson"

One Track Mind: Vincent Lyn, "Stolen Moments" (2011)

Pianist Vincent Lyn puts a groove into Oliver Nelson’s classic lead-off number from his Blues And The Abstract Truth masterwork.

Gimme Five: Forgotten jazz gems from Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, Ron Carter/Jim Hall, Oliver Nelson and Nat Adderley

by Nick DeRiso Even a passing fan can purchase with some confidence the touchstone jazz recordings of the last century. But what next? How to explore deeper into the legacy? SomethingElse! is here to help, with an ongoing guide to what we like to call “if/then” jazz listening … IF YOU LIKE … Charles Mingus’ The Black Saint and theRead More

Jimmy Smith – Back at the Chicken Shack (1960); The Dynamic Duo (with Wes Montgomery, 1966)

Jimmy Smith – Back at the Chicken Shack (1960); The Dynamic Duo (with Wes Montgomery, 1966)

by Nick DeRisoThough Jimmy Smith is the principal voice of the Hammond B-3 in jazz, finding an entry point in his long discography can be difficult. Some might argue for 1956’s “At the Organ,” featuring Cedar Walton, Pepper Adams and Chick Corea. For me, though, that one doesn’t pop with enough grease. Start with “Back at the Chicken Shack.” PerfectlyRead More

Close