Thursday, May 24, 2007

Oliver Nelson A Dream Deferred 2LP

Double LP collection of Flying Dutchman of a bunch of previously released tracks. I became aware of Oliver Nelson based on his work with Jimmy Smith and then got his "Blues and the Abstract Truth" LP which is brilliant. This is mainly late 60s and early 70s material repacked and released in 76. Nat Hentoff does the liner notes. Runs that gamut from quartet to larger groups.
Title of and Track of the album go to "Dumpy Mama" a funky workout featuring Lonnie Liston Smith and Willie Bobo. Originally on the Skull Session LP, you can probably grab this track cheaper here. "Spy who came in from the Cold" is a decent but not essential. -"previously unreleased" track. Grady Tate appears on several tracks.
If the price is right this is a great way to check out several albums worth of material without shelling out big bucks and you can't go wrong having "Dumpy Mama" in the crates.

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