Happenings / Soulful Brass
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- Released: October 10, 2011
- Originally Released: 2011
- Label: Verve
- 1.Broadwalk Samba
- 2.Winchester Cathedral
- 3.Mas Que Nada
- 4.Lullaby of Jazzland
- 5.Jazztime, U.S.A.
- 6.Cul-De-Sac [From the Motion Picture Kameda]
- 8.Lou's Good Dues Blues
- 9.Fugue Tune
- 10.Spy With a Cold Nose
- 11.Funky But Blues
- 13.Sound Machine
- 14.Goin' Out of My Head / Can't Take My Eyes Off You
- 16.125th Street & 7th Avenue
- 17.Green Tambourine
- 18.(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay
- 19.Goin' Great
- 20.Things I Should Have Said
- 21.Go Fly a Kite
- 23.Last Night (Was a Bad Night)
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Liner Note Authors: Frank Kofsky; Stanley Dance.
Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (03/15/1968-03/18/1968); New York, NY (03/15/1968-03/18/1968); Los Angeles, CA (10/19/1966-10/21/1966); New York, NY (10/19/1966-10/21/1966).
Photographers: Fred Seligo; Charles Stewart .
This Impulse two-fer revives a pair of LPs by arranger, composer, and saxophonist Oliver Nelson, Happenings and Soulful Brass, released in 1966 and 1968, respectively. Happenings, a date with pianist Hank Jones, is the better album, unlike Soulful Brass, which was co-led with comedian/pianist Steve Allen. Unfortunately, both pianists are featured mainly on harpsichord, which tends to dominate, and at times overwhelm, the compositions. Unless you're a die-hard collector, best to skip this two-fer and pick up the Impulse releases, The Blues & the Abstract Truth and More Blues & the Abstract Truth. ~ Al Campbell
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