Oliver Nelson's follow-up to his classic Blues & The Abstract Truth
session for Impulse – and like that one, a tremendous little album – filled with deep tones and wonderful colors in sound! The group here's a bit larger than before – an ensemble that includes Phil Woods on alto, Ben Webster on tenor, Thad Jones on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Roger Kellaway on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Grady Tate on drums. The album includes some superb original compositions by Nelson – just the kind of overlooked jazz numbers that make the set great – and as with most of his arrangements from the time, there's a perfect balance between group force and intimate solo space! Titles include "The Critic's Choice", "Blues & The Abstract Truth
", "One For Bob", and 2 versions of Dave Brubeck's "Theme From Mr. Broadway".
(Orange & black label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has edge wear and some peeled spots inside the gatefold.)