Oliver Nelson Orchestra


Afro / American Sketches

  • Release Date: 20 Jul 1993
  • OJCCD-1819-2

That saxophonist/composer/arranger Oliver Nelson was initially reluctant to undertake this "back to the roots" project is nowhere apparent in the realization of his suite. More American than Afro in nature, these seven vivid sketches draw from the rhythmic mother lode that is African and from the cream of the New York jazz-studio crop. Among the authoritative soloists are trumpeter Joe Newman, flutist Jerry Dodgion, pianist Patti Bown, bassist Art Davis, the percussion team of Ed Sh… MORE


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