Oliver Nelson, King Curtis & Jimmy Forrest


Soul Battle

  • Release Date: 24 Apr 1992
  • OJCCD-325-2

Oliver Nelson was not just a player, but a fine composer and arranger as well. On this CD he got to do a little of everything.
Clearly Nelson relished the chance to play alongside Jimmy Forrest, a hero of his from his hometown of St. Louis. Just how King Curtis got added to the mix is anyone's guess, but he fits quite well and is heard here playing the most challenging, sophisticated music of his career. Thus the album is not quite the battle that is advertised but a truly one-of-a-kin… MORE


Jimmy Forrest used his huge tone to perfection on this September 61 sesion with Calvin Newborn/g (brother of Phineas), Hughe… More