Oliver Nelson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Oliver Nelson

American jazz musician

Date of Birth: 04-Jun-1932

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Date of Death: 28-Oct-1975

Profession: composer, conductor, bandleader, film score composer, saxophonist, jazz musician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Oliver Nelson

  • Oliver Edward Nelson (June 4, 1932 – October 28, 1975) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger, composer, and bandleader.
  • He is perhaps best remembered for his 1961 Impulse! album The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1960), often regarded as being among the most significant recordings of its era.
  • The centerpiece of the album is the definitive version of Nelson's composition, "Stolen Moments".
  • Other important recordings from the early 1960s are More Blues and the Abstract Truth and Sound Pieces, both also on Impulse!.

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