Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Oliver Nelson - Skull Session

Year : 1975
Label : Flying Dutchman
Genre : Jazz
Style : Fusion, Big Band, Electronic Moods, Soul Jazz, Post Bop

Skull Session is a formidable eclectic album of saxophonist and arranger Oliver Nelson which contains several styles as well as Bossa Nova, Electronic, Contempory Jazz,  Jazz Funk or Post Bop and Soul Jazz. Composed entirely by Oliver Nelson surrounded by great a Big Band featuring Lonnie Liston Smith, Willie Bobo, Lee RitenourBuddy Collette, Bill Perkins all incorporated in a large Big Brass Band. Titles include the electronic groove Skull Session, the Nelson standard' 125th St. And 7th Ave. and the funky tracks Dumpy Mama & Flight For Freedom. All tracks composed, conducted & arranged by Oliver Nelson, produced by Bob Thiele.

Oliver Nelson_alto saxophone
Buddy Collette_clarinet, tenor saxophone, flute
Billy Green_tenor saxophone
Bill Perkins_clarinet, baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone
Jerome Richardson_clarinet, flute, alto & soprano saxophone
Oscar Brashear & Bobby Bryant_flugelhorn, trumpet 
Lonnie Liston Smith_keyboards
Chuck Domanico_bass
Lee Ritenour_guitar
Jimmy Gordon_drums
Willie Bobo_percussion

And many others...

01. Skull Session
02. Reuben's Rondo
03. 125th St. And 7th Ave.
04. One For Duke
05. Dumpy Mama
06. Baja Bossa
07. In A Japanese Garden
08. Flight For Freedom
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