- Released: March 11, 1997
- Label: Grp Records
Q - 6/97, p.1524 Stars (out of 5)
- "...Nelson's arrangements are superb: a touch of Gil Evans here, a hint of Ellington there..."
- 1.Blues and the Abstract Truth
- 2.Blues O'Mighty
- 3.Theme from Mr. Broadway
- 4.Midnight Blue
- 5.The Critic's Choice
- 6.One for Bob
- 7.Blues for Mr. Broadway
- 8.Goin' to Chicago Blues
- 9.One for Phil - (bonus track)
- 10.Night Lights - (bonus track)
Personnel: Oliver Nelson (arranger, conductor); Phil Woods (alto saxophone); Phil Bodner (tenor saxophone, English horn); Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Thad Jones, Danny Moore (trumpet); Roger Kellaway (piano); Richard Davis (bass); Grady Tate (drums).
Producer: Bob Thiele.
Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on November 10 & 11, 1964. Includes liner notes by George Hoefer.
Digitally remastered using 20-bit technology by Erick Labson (MCA Music Media Studios).
Personnel: Phil Bodner (English horn, tenor saxophone); Ben Webster (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Phil Woods (alto saxophone); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Danny Moore, Thad Jones, Daniel Moore (trumpet); Richard Davis (brass); Roger Kellaway (piano); Grady Tate (drums).
Liner Note Author: George Hoefer.
Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (11/10/1964-11/11/1964).
Photographers: Pete Turner ; Charles Stewart .
Arranger: Oliver Nelson.
An essential followup to a 1961 classic. ~ Ron Wynn