Oliver Nelson
A DISCOGRAPHY: 1951-1966
presented by douglas payne

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
Louis Jordan and his Orchestra
New York City: June 5, 1951
Aaron Izenhall, Ermit V. Perry, Bob Mitchell (tp); Leon Comegys, Bob Burgess (tb); Louis Jordan (as, vcl); Oliver Nelson (as); Josh Jackson, Reuben Phillips (ts); Marty Flax (bs); Jimmy Peterson (p); Bill Jennings (el-g); Bob Bushnell (b); Christopher Columbus (d) [Joe Morris (d)].

a. (W81121-A) If you're so smart, how come you ain't rich ?   
b. (W81122-A) Trust in me   
c. (W81123-A) Louisville lodge meeting    
d. (W81124-A) How blue can you get ?   
e. Happy birthday boogie   

New York City: June 13, 1951
prob. same pers. with Wild Bill Davis (org,vcl) added

f. (W81148-A) May every day be Christmas 
g. (W81149-A) Please don't leave me    
h. (W81150-A) Bone dry
i. (W81151-A) I love that kinda carryin' on
j. (W81152-A) Three handed woman   
k. (W81153-A) Fat Sam from Birmingham

New York City: July 30, 1951
prob. same, Wild Bill Davis out.

l. (W81321-A) Cock a doodle doo   
m. (W81322-A) Garmoochie
n. (W81323-A) There must be a way

New York City: November 28, 1951
Ermit V. Perry, Aaron Izenhall, Bob Mitchell, Harold "Money" Johnson (tp); Bob Burgess, Alfred Cobbs (tb); Oliver Nelson (as); Louis Jordan (as, vcl); Josh Jackson, Irving "Skinny" Brown (ts); Pee Wee Moore (bs); John Malachi (p); Bill Jennings (el-g); Bob Bushnell (b); Christopher Columbus (d); Bill Doggett (arr).

o. (W81908-A) Come on, get it
p. (W81909-A) Stop makin' music
q. (W81910-A) Slow down
r. (W81911-A) Work baby work

New York City: prob. November 29, 1951
probably Aaron Izenhall, Ermit V. Perry, Bob Mitchell, Harold "Money" Johnson (tp); Alfred Cobbs, Bob Burgess (tb); Louis Jordan (as, vcl); Oliver Nelson (as); Josh Jackson, Irving "Skinny" Brown (ts); Pee Wee Moore (bs); John Malachi (p); Bill Jennings (el-g); Bob Bushnell (b); Christopher Columbus (d); Martha Davis (vcl); Bill Doggett (arr).

s. (W81913-A) All of me
t. (W81914-A) There goes my heart

Issues: a & d on Decca 27648 [78]. b & l on Decca 27784 [78]. c & r on Decca 27969 [78]. f & h on Decca 27806 [78]. g & h on Decca 27694 [78]. k on Decca 28983 [78]. n on Decca 28820 [78]. o on Decca 29655 [78]. q on Decca 28088 [78]. s & t on Decca 28335 [78].
Samplers: a-r on Bear Family (G)BCD15557 [CD] titled LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL.


DEANIE BOY PLAYS HOT RHYTHM AND BLUES
Tommy Dean
Chicago: December 20, 1954

Oliver Nelson (as); Cornelius Tillman (ts); Tommy Dean (p); Edgar Plaes (b?); Archie Burnside (d).

a. (55-216) Deanie Boy (aka The Horse)
b. (55-217) Just Be-Fo Joys 

add Joe Buckner (vcl).

c. (55-218) Eventime
d. (55-219) How Can I Let You Go?

Joe Buckner out.

e. (55-220) Why Don't Chu     

Chicago: February 17, 1955
Oliver Nelson (as); Tommy Dean (p); Edgar Plaes (b?); Archie Burnside (d).

f. (55-243) The Gold Coast   

Note: The data for this listing comes from Tom Lord's THE JAZZ DISCOGRAPHY, however, Archie Burnside, who left Chicago shortly after these sessions to form his own orchestra in St. Louis, was not the bassist on these these sessions as Lord indicates, but the drummer. Edgar Plaes, who Lord credits as the drummer, probably played bass (detail courtesy of Stephen Burnside).

Issues: a & c on Vee Jay 125 [78]. a (as "The Horse") on Vee-Jay 339 [78]. d & e on Vee-Jay 141 [78]. f on Vee-Jay 218 [78].
Samplers: a & c-f on Charly/Official (E) 6038 titled DEANIE BOY PLAYS HOT RHYTHM AND BLUES.


DIVERTIMENTO FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Oliver Nelson
St. Louis: 1956
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

(unknown titles)

Issues: None.


SONATA FOR E-FLAT ALTO SAX AND PIANO
Oliver Nelson
1957

a. Sonata For E-flat Alto Sax And Piano (Oliver Nelson)
     i. Drammatico
     ii. Largo
     iii. With Vigor

Issues: None.

Covers: Recorded in 2006 by Douglas Masek (sax) and Rita Borden (p) on SAXOPHONE ALTERNATIVES (Centaur CRC 2823 [CD]). Also recorded in 1995 as "Sonata For Clarinet And Piano" by Marcus Eley (cl, arr) and Lucerne DeSa (p) on WELCOME HOME (Arabesque Z-6703 [CD]).


THE BRILLIANT BELLSON SOUND
Louis Bellson - His Drums And Orchestra
Los Angeles: August 13, 1959

Guido Basso, John Audino, Ralph Clark, Fred Thompson (tp); Juan Tizol, Nick Dimaio, Earl Swope (tb); Joe DeAngelis (fhrn); Herb Geller, Oliver Nelson (as); George "Big Nick" Nicholas (ts); Aaron Sachs (cl, ts); George Perry (bs); Ed Diamond (p); Lawrence "Larry" Lucie, Tony Rizzi (g); Truck Parham (b); Louie Bellson (d); Jack Arnold (vib).

a. (26458) Drum Foolery
b. (26460) Satin Doll (Ellington)
c. The Hawk Talks  
d. You Are My Lucky Star   
e. It's Music Time     
f. Blast Off     
g. Don't Be That Way 
h. Summer Night    
i. It Don't Mean A Thing (Ellington/Mills)  
j. Speak Low    
k. So Long Blues (Bellson)   

Issues: a-k on Verve MG V-2123, Verve MG VS-6093.


MEET OLIVER NELSON
Oliver Nelson featuring Kenny Dorham
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: October 30, 1959
Kenny Dorham (tp); Oliver Nelson (ts); Ray Bryant (p); Wendell Marshall (b); Art Taylor (d).

a. (1897) Jams and Jellies (Oliver Nelson) - 6:59
b. (1898) Ostinato (Oliver Nelson) - 5:27
c. (1899) Passion Flower (Raskin/Strayhorn) - 6:50
d. (1900) Booze Blues Baby (Oliver Nelson) - 6:29
e. (1901) Don't Stand Up (Oliver Nelson) - 3:40
f. (1902) What's New (Haggart/Burke) - 6:50

Issues: a-f on New Jazz NJ-8224, New Jazz OJCCD-227-2 [CD], JVC (Jap) VICJ-60681 [CD].
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Jack Maher


TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
Oliver Nelson
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: March 22, 1960
Oliver Nelson (as,ts); Lem Winchester (vib); Johnny "Hammond" Smith (org); George Tucker (b); Roy Haynes (d).

a. (2088) Doxy (Sonny Rollins) - 6:56
b. (2089) Groove (Oliver Nelson) - 6:26
c. (2090) All the Way (Sammy Cahn/Jimmy Van Heusen) - 7:32 
d. (2091) Lou's Good Blues (aka Lou's Good Dues Blues) (Oliver Nelson) - 6:16
e. (2092) In Time (Oliver Nelson) - 5:30
f. (2093) Trane Whistle (Oliver Nelson) - 9:54 

Issues: a-f on New Jazz NJLP8233, Prestige/New Jazz OJCCD-1784-2 [CD]. 
Singles: f on New Jazz 45-507 [45]. 
Samplers: c also on Prestige PRCD-24226-2 [CD] titled IT'S MAGIC: THE JAZZ GIANTS PLAY SAMMY CAHN (1999).
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Ron Eyre


LEM'S BEAT
Lem Winchester
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: April 19, 1960

Oliver Nelson (ts,arr); Curtis Peagler (as); Billy Brown (p); Wendell Marshall (b); Arthur Taylor (d).

a. (2167) Your Last Chance (Oliver Nelson) - 6:50 

same, Billy Brown out.

b. (2168) Friendly Persuasion (Tiomkin/Webster) - 4:08

same, add Roy Johnson (p).

c. (2169) Lady Day (Roy Johnson) - 2:51
d. (2170) Just Friends (Lewis/Klenner) - 5:17
e. (2171) Lem & Aide (Oliver Nelson) - 7:58

same, except Billy Brown (p) replaces Roy Johnson.

f. (2172) Eddy's Dilemma (Oliver Nelson) - 11:37 

Issues: a-f on New Jazz NJLP8239, Prestige/New Jazz OJCCD-1785-2 [CD].
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Chris Albertson


TALK THAT TALK
Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: April 22, 1960

Oliver Nelson (ts); Johnny "Hammond" Smith (org); George Tucker (b); Art Taylor (d); Ray Barretto (cga).

a. (2173) Minors Allowed (Johnny "Hammond" Smith)
b. (2175) Rip Tide (Johnny "Hammond" Smith)
c. (2176) Bennie's Diggin' (Johnny "Hammond" Smith)

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-c on New Jazz NJ-8241, Prestige PRCD-24151-2 [CD]. a-c also on BGP (E) CDBGPD 061 [CD] titled THAT GOOD FEELIN'/TALK THAT TALK.
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder


SCREAMIN' THE BLUES
Oliver Nelson Sextet featuring Eric Dolphy/Richard Williams
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: May 27, 1960
Richard Williams (tp); Eric Dolphy (as); Oliver Nelson (ts); Richard Wyands (p); George Duvivier (b); Roy Haynes (d).

a. (2271) Three Seconds (Oliver Nelson) - 6:23 

same, except Eric Dolphy (as); Oliver Nelson (as).

b. (2272) Alto-itis (Oliver Nelson) - 4:58 

same, except Eric Dolphy (as); Oliver Nelson (ts).

c. (2273) The Meetin' (Oliver Nelson) - 6:41

same, except Eric Dolphy (as); Oliver Nelson (as).

d. (2274) The Drive (Oliver Nelson) - 5:47

same, except Eric Dolphy (as); Oliver Nelson (ts).

e. (2275) March On, March On (Esmond Edwards) - 4:59

same, except Eric Dolphy (bass cl); Oliver Nelson (ts).

f. (2276) Screamin' the Blues (Oliver Nelson) - 10:58 

Issues: a-f on New Jazz NJLP8243, Prestige ST-8324, Esquire (E) 32-148, XTRA (E) 5039 (as by Eric Dolphy), Prestige (Jap) VICJ23781 [CD], Prestige/New Jazz OJCCD-080-2 [CD], Prestige PRCD-30013-2 [CD], Universal (Jap) UCCO-9190 [CD]. a-f also on Prestige P-24060 titled IMAGES and Prestige 9PRCD-4418-2 [CD] titled ERIC DOLPHY - THE COMPLETE PRESTIGE RECORDINGS
Singles: f also on New Jazz NJ45-508 [45]. 
Samplers: a also on WEA (Fr) 3984-20383-2 [CD] titled UN VÉRITABLE ARCHITECTE: SAXOPHONISTE, COMPOSITEUR ET ARRANGEUR (aka LES INCONTOURNABLES). b also on Prestige PRCD-24252-2 [CD] titled THE PRESTIGE LEGACY, VOL. 2: BATTLE OF THE SAXES. e also on Boplicity BOPM11 titled THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER, New Jazz OJCCD-3710-2 [CD] titled ORIGINAL JAZZ CLASSICS SAMPLER: NEW JAZZ and Prestige PRCD-5803-2 BONUS [CD] titled PRESTIGE PROFILES COLLECTOR'S EDITION VOLUME 3 (a bonus disc to the set titled PRESTIGE PROFILES - SONNY ROLLINS).
Producer: prob. Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Nat Hentoff


NOCTURNE
Oliver Nelson with Lem Winchester
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: August 23, 1960
Oliver Nelson (as,ts); Richard Wyands (p); George Duvivier (b); Roy Haynes (d); Lem Winchester (vib).

a. (2414) Bob's Blues (Oliver Nelson) - 5:28
b. (2415) Azure'te (Davis/Wolf) - 5:40
c. (2416) Time After Time (Styne/Cahn) - 7:23
d. (2417) Early Morning (Oliver Nelson) 4:44

same, Lem Winchester out.

e. (2418) Nocturne (Oliver Nelson) - 3:44

same, add Lem Winchester (vib).

f. (2419) In a Sentimental Mood (Ellington/Kurtz/Mills) - 6:12
g. (2420) Man With A Horn (DeLange/Jenney/Lake) - 6:05
h. (2421) (Not Used)

Issues: a-g on Moodsville MVLP13, Moodsville OJCCD-1795-2 [CD]. 
Singles: b also on Prestige PR45-269 [45]. 
Samplers: d also on WEA (Fr) 3984-20383-2 [CD] titled UN VÉRITABLE ARCHITECTE: SAXOPHONISTE, COMPOSITEUR ET ARRANGEUR (aka LES INCONTOURNABLES).
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Joe Goldberg


SOUL BATTLE
Oliver Nelson/King Curtis/Jimmy Forrest
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: September 9, 1960
Oliver Nelson (as,ts); King Curtis, Jimmy Forrest (ts); Gene Casey (p); George Duvivier (b); Roy Haynes (d).

a. (2455) Blues at the Five Spot (Oliver Nelson) - 5:40
b. (2456) Blues For M.F. (Mort Fega) (Oliver Nelson) - 9:34
c. (2457) Anacruses (Oliver Nelson) - 5:39
d. (2458) Soul Street (Jimmy Forrest) - 9:07
e. (2459) In Passing (Oliver Nelson) - 7:29
f. (2460) Perdido (Tizol/Lengsfelder/Drake) - 9:25

Issues: a-f on Prestige OJCCD-325-2 [CD]. a-c & e-f on Prestige PR-7223, Esquire (E) 32-189, Prestige (Jap) VICJ23080 [CD]. 
Samplers: a also on WEA (Fr) 3984-20383-2 [CD] titled UN VÉRITABLE ARCHITECTE: SAXOPHONISTE, COMPOSITEUR ET ARRANGEUR (aka LES INCONTOURNABLES). d on New Jazz NJLP-8293, OJCCD-987-2 [CD] titled SOUL STREET (as by Jimmy Forrest), Prestige PR-24001, Prestige PCD-2302-2 [CD] titled GIANTS OF THE BLUES AND FUNK TENOR SAX, Prestige 4PRCD4426-2 [CD] titled THE PRESTIGE RECORDS STORY and Prestige PRCD-5810-2 BONUS [CD] titled PRESTIGE PROFILES COLLECTOR'S EDITION VOLUME 10 (a bonus disc to the set titled PRESTIGE PROFILES - EDDIE "LOCKJAW" DAVIS). f also on Prestige PR-7712 titled THE BEST OF JIMMY FORREST.   
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Tom Wilson


HOLLAR!
Etta Jones
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: September 16, 1960

Etta Jones (vcl) with Oliver Nelson (ts); Richard Wyands (p); George Duvivier (b); Roy Haynes (d); Lem Winchester (vib).

a. (2461) The More I See You
b. (2462) They Can't Take That Away From Me
c. (2467) I've Got It Bad

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: Prestige PR-7284, Prestige OJCCD-1061-2 [CD].


TRANE WHISTLE
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Arrangements by Oliver Nelson and Ernie Wilkins
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: September 20, 1960

Clark Terry, Richard Williams, Bob Bryant (tp); Melba Liston, Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (ts); Jerome Richardson, George Barrow (ts,f); Oliver Nelson (as,arr); Eric Dolphy (as); Bob Ashton (bs); Richard Wyands (p); Wendell Marshall (b); Roy Haynes (d).

a. (2498) Walk Away (Oliver Nelson) - 5:24
b. (2499) Trane Whistle (Oliver Nelson) - 6:16
c. (2500) Whole Nelson (Oliver Nelson) - 3:32
d. (2501) The Stolen Moment (aka Stolen Moments) (Oliver Nelson) - 7:51 

Note: Other titles ("You Are Too Beautiful" and "Jaws") without Oliver Nelson. 

Issues: a-d on Prestige P7206, OJCCD-429-2 [CD]. a-d also on Prestige PRST-7834 titled STOLEN MOMENTS
Samplers: b also on Prestige PRCD-5810-2 [CD] titled PRESTIGE PROFILES - EDDIE "LOCKJAW" DAVIS. b & d also on WEA (Fr) 3984-20383-2 [CD] titled UN VÉRITABLE ARCHITECTE: SAXOPHONISTE, COMPOSITEUR ET ARRANGEUR (aka LES INCONTOURNABLES) (as by Oliver Nelson).
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Joe Goldberg


WOODWIND QUINTET
Oliver Nelson
1960

(unknown titles)

Issues: None


I DIG DANCERS
Quincy Jones
Bell Sound Studios, New York City: October 19, 1960

Benny Bailey, Clyde Reasinger, Freddie Hubbard, Jerry Kail (tp); Melba Liston, Curtis Fuller, Quentin Jackson, Wayne Andre (tb); Phil Woods, Joe Lopes (as); Oliver Nelson, Jerome Richardson (ts); Sahib Shihab (bs); Patti Bown (p); Les Spann (g, f); Buddy Catlett (b); Stu Martin (d); Billy Byers (arr); Quincy Jones (cond).

a. (20570-10) (PB 3766) G'wan Train (short version) (Patti Bown) - 2:59
b. (20571-8) (PB 3766) G'wan Train (long version)
(Patti Bown) - 6:20

same, except Quincy Jones (arr, cond).

c. (20572-3) (PB 3767) You Turned The Tables On Me (Louis Atler/
     Sidney Mitchell) - 2:30 
   
d. (20573-6) (PB 3768) Tone Poem
(Melba Liston) - 3:40         
e. (20578-2) (PB 3773) Pleasingly Plump
(Quincy Jones) - 2:15   

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson. 

Issues: a-e on Universal (F) 532 651-5 [CD]. b, c, d & e on Mercury MG-20612 (mono), Mercury SR-60612 (stereo), Mercury (JAP) BT-1303.
Singles: a & e also on Mercury 71737 [45].
Samplers: a-e on Mosaic MD5-237 [CD] titled THE QUINCY JONES ABC/MERCURY BIG BAND JAZZ SESSIONS. a also on
Mercury (Jap)195-J30, Mercury 822611-2 [CD] titled THE BIRTH OF A BAND VOLUME 2 and Verve 0694906672 [CD] titled QUINCY JONES'S FINEST HOUR. a & e also on Mercury (F) MLP-7197.
Engineer: Bill MacMeekin
Notes: Dorothy Kilgallen


THE BLUES AND THE ABSTRACT TRUTH
Oliver Nelson
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: February 23, 1961
Freddie Hubbard (tp); Oliver Nelson (ts,as,arr); Eric Dolphy (as,f); George Barrow (bs); Bill Evans (p); Paul Chambers (b); Roy Haynes (d).

a. Stolen Moments (aka The Stolen Moment) (Oliver Nelson) - 8:45 

b. Hoe-Down (Oliver Nelson) - 4:42 
c. Cascades (Oliver Nelson) - 5:31
d. Butch and Butch (Oliver Nelson) - 4:35

same, Freddie Hubbard, George Barrow out.

e. Teenie's Blues (Oliver Nelson) - 6:34 

same, add Freddie Hubbard (tp); George Barrow (bs).

f. Yearnin' (Oliver Nelson) - 6:23 

Note: (1) The striking cover art by photographer Pete Turner was used on the initial issue of this recording (Impulse A-5) and the 1995 American CD reissue (Impulse IMPD-154 [CD]). Alternative cover art, featuring a profile of Oliver Nelson, was used for the stereo reissue of the LP (Impulse AS-5), the mid-1980s American CD reissue (MCA/Impulse MCAD-5659 [CD]) and the 2008 Verve issue. (2) According to Hip-o Select B0014962-02 [CD], "(w)hen Impulse released the LP in 1961, the word 'The' was inadvertently added to the title on the front and back cover, though not in the gatefold. The mistake has been perpetuated over the years, much to [producer Creed] Taylor's chagrin." (3) Impulse AS-5 was issued in August 2003 by Speakers Corner Records (Germany) as a 180 gram heavy vinyl audiophile LP.

Issues: a-f on Impulse A(S)5, MCA-29013, Impulse IA-9335/2, MCA/Impulse MCAD-5659 [CD], Impulse IMPD-154 [CD], Verve B0009781-02 [CD], Impulse (Jap) MVCJ19039 [CD], HMV(E)CLP1528, CSD1422, (EU) IMPL8014, La Voce del Padrone (I)QEIP8040, QSPQ6263, (I) 5027, Probe (Arg) 8179, MCA (Jap) YP-8501-AI, Impulse (Jap) VIM-4646, Impulse (Jap ) VIM-5561, (J)VIM-5648, Jasmine (E)JAS20, MCA MCA2-4148, Philips (G)P632061L, Impulse AS-9237-2, FM-034, ASD-9228-3, ASY-9248-3, (NL)EPIM5543, Impulse IMP11542 [CD], Impulse (Jap) MVC-123029 [CD], CTI PDCTI 1122-2 [CD], MCA (Eu)2292-54631-2 [CD], Impulse (Jap) UCCI-9030 [CD], Impulse (Jap) UCCU-5044 [CD], Impulse (Jap) UCCU-9544 [CD], Universal (Jap) UCCU-9471 [CD].
Singles: e & d also on Impulse (Du) EPIM 5543 [EP].
Samplers: a-f also on Impulse IA-9335/2 titled THREE DIMENSIONS: THE DEDICATION SERIES/VOLUME III and Hip-o Select B0014962-02 [CD] titled FIRST IMPULSE: THE CREED TAYLOR COLLECTION 50th ANNIVERSARY. a also on  Impulse GRD-2-101 [CD] titled IMPULSE! JAZZ--A 30-YEAR CELEBRATION, IMPULSE IMPD-8881 [CD] titled CAN YOU DIG IT?, Impulse GRP11512 [CD] titled RED HOT ON IMPULSE, Impulse IMPD-230 [CD] titled THE ROOTS OF ACID JAZZ, MCA MCAD-8026 [CD] titled THE IMPULSE! COLLECTION: THE BEST OF IMPULSE VOLUME 1, Universal (Jap) POCE-3013 [CD] titled RESORT+MUSIC:
PACIFIC ISLANDS, Franklin Mint 33-36 titled GREAT ARRANGERS AND COMPOSERS, Universal (Jap) UCCU-1030 [CD] titled PREMIUM JAZZ, Universal (Jap) UCCU-9045 [CD] titled JAZZ FOR SALE - IMPULSE, Brushfire 2-48985 [CD] titled SPROUT - THE SOUNDTRACK, Impulse B0005282-02 [CD] titled IMPULSIVE! UNMIXED, Impulse B0006680-02 [CD] titled THE HOUSE THAT TRANE BUILT: THE STORY OF IMPULSE RECORDS, Impulse B0006744-02 [CD] titled THE HOUSE THAT TRANE BUILT: THE BEST OF IMPULSE RECORDS and Boutique (Ger) 0600753174005 [CD] titled KLANGGOLD (MY JAZZ). a (remixed by Telefon Tel-Aviv) also on Impulse B0004966-02 [CD] titled IMPULSIVE! REVOLUTIONARY JAZZ REWORKED and Pier 1 Imports B0006931-02 [CD] titled COCKTAILS. b also on Verve (Eu) 2615 044 titled HISTORY OF JAZZ. a-c also on Impulse A(S)9237/2 titled REEVALUATION: THE IMPULSE YEARS (as by Freddie Hubbard). c also on Impulse (E) 5604012 [CD] titled THE IMPULSE ALBUM (issued 2000). e also on Impulse ASY-9284-3 titled THE BASS and Impulse ASD-9228 titled ENERGY ESSENTIALS.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Oliver Nelson


AFRICAN WALTZ
Cannonball Adderley and his Orchestra
New York City: February 28, 1961

Nat Adderley (cnt); Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, George Matthews, Arnette Sparrow (tb); Don Butterfield (tu); George Dorsey (f, as); Oliver Nelson, Jerome Richardson (f, ts); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); Arthur Clarke (bs); Wynton Kelly (p); Sam Jones (b); Charlie Persip (d); Michael Olatunji (cga); Ernie Wilkins (arr,cond).

a. African Waltz (McDerrmott/Mitchell/Sachs)
b. (-1) Kelly Blue (Wynton Kelly)
c. (-5) Kelly Blue (Wynton Kelly)        

New York City: May 9, 1961
Nat Adderley (cnt); Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Nick Travis (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, Melba Liston (tb); Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb); Don Butterfield (tu); George Dorsey (f, as); Oliver Nelson, Jerome Richardson (f, ts); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); Arthur Clarke (bs); Wynton Kelly (p); Sam Jones (b); Louis Hayes (d); Ernie Wilkins (arr,cond).

d. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Kern/Harbach)

add Ray Barretto (cga).

e. West Coast Blues (Wes Montgomery)
f. Letter From Home (Junior Mance)

Oliver Nelson (ts solo).

g. Blue Brass Groove (Nat Adderley)

Charlie Persip (d) replaces Louis Hayes.

h. Something Different (Chuck Mangione)

New York City: May 15, 1961
Nat Adderley (cnt); Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Nick Travis (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, Melba Liston (tb); Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb, arr); Don Butterfield (tu); George Dorsey (f, as); Oliver Nelson, Jerome Richardson (f, ts); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); Arthur Clarke (bs); Wynton Kelly (p); Sam Jones (b); Charlie Persip (d).

i. I'll Close My Eyes (Kaye/Ried)
j. Stockholm Sweetnin' (Quincy Jones)

same, except Ernie Wilkins (arr,cond).

k. The Uptown (Junior Mance)

Note: It is not known whether Oliver Nelson participates on one title ("This Here") recorded on June 25, 1962, and issued on Riverside RLP-9377.

Issues: a, b & d-k on Riverside RLP-9377, Original Jazz Classics OJC-258-1, Riverside OJC OJCCD-258-2 [CD]. a, b & d-k on Milestone M-47059 titled ALABAMA/AFRICA.
Singles: a & c on Riverside 45-457 [45]. h & k on Riverside R-4501 [45].
Samplers:
a also on Riverside REP3170, Riverside RLP9416, Riverside DeLuxe RLP416, Riverside R-5035, Fontana (Eu) STL-627, Fontana (Eu) 4RCD-4422-2 [CD], Milestone MCD-9275-2 [CD], Warner 20379-2 [CD], Giants of Jazz (It) CD53132 [CD]. b also on Riverside REP3170, Milestone M-47059. d also on Riverside SR-3015. e-h also on Riverside REP3210. g also on Riverside R-4528 and Giants of Jazz (It)CD53132 [CD]. h also on BGP BGP1005. h & k also on Riverside R-4501. k also on Fontana (Eu)SET505 and Fontana 688703.
Producer: Orrin Keepnews
Engineer: Ray Fowler
Notes: Orrin Keepnews


STRAIGHT AHEAD
Oliver Nelson with Eric Dolphy
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: March 1, 1961
Oliver Nelson (as); Eric Dolphy (as); Richard Wyands (p); George Duvivier (b); Roy Haynes (d).

a. (2899) Six and Four (Oliver Nelson) - 7:14

Oliver Nelson (as); Eric Dolphy (as,f); Richard Wyands (p); George Duvivier (b); Roy Haynes (d).

b. (2900) Mama Lou (Oliver Nelson) - 5:01

Oliver Nelson (as); Eric Dolphy (bass cl); Richard Wyands (p); George Duvivier (b); Roy Haynes (d).

c. (2901) Images (Oliver Nelson) - 5:43

Oliver Nelson (cl,ts); Eric Dolphy (bass cl); Richard Wyands (p); George Duvivier (b); Roy Haynes (d).

d. (2902) Ralph's New Blues (Milt Jackson) - 9:52

Oliver Nelson (as); Eric Dolphy (bass cl); Richard Wyands (p); George Duvivier (b); Roy Haynes (d).

e. (2903) 111-44 (Oliver Nelson) - 3:26

Oliver Nelson (as); Eric Dolphy (as); Richard Wyands (p); George Duvivier (b); Roy Haynes (d).

f. (2904) Straight Ahead (Oliver Nelson) - 5:32

Issues: a-f on New Jazz NJLP8255, New Jazz OJCCD-099-2 [CD], Prestige (Jap) SMJ-6506 and Prestige (Jap) VICJ-23637 [CD], Prestige (Jap) VICJ-41809 [CD]. a-f also on Prestige P-24060 titled IMAGES and Prestige 9PRCD-4418-2 [CD] titled ERIC DOLPHY - THE COMPLETE PRESTIGE RECORDINGS.
Samplers: a & c also on WEA (Fr) 3984-20383-2 [CD] titled UN VÉRITABLE ARCHITECTE: SAXOPHONISTE, COMPOSITEUR ET ARRANGEUR (aka LES INCONTOURNABLES).
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Joe Goldberg


SOUL BURNIN'
Red Garland
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: March 16, 1961

Richard Williams (tp); Oliver Nelson (as, ts); Red Garland (p); Peck Morrison (b); Charlie Persip (d).

a. (2928) On Green Dolphin Street
b. (2930) If You Could See Me Now

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a & b on Prestige PR-7307, Prestige P-24090, Prestige (Jap) WJC-7307, Prestige OJCCD-921-2 [CD]. 
Samplers: a also on Prestige PRCD-5702-2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF THE RED GARLAND QUARTETS and Prestige PRCD-5802-2 [CD] titled PRESTIGE PROFILES - THE RED GARLAND QUINTETS.
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder


REDISCOVERED MASTERS, VOL. 2
Red Garland
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: March 16, 1961

Richard Williams (tp); Oliver Nelson (as, ts); Red Garland (p); Peck Morrison (b); Charlie Persip (d).

a. (2926) Soft Winds
b. (2927) Avalon
c. (2929) Skinny's Blues

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a, b & c on Prestige P-24078, Prestige OJCCD-769-2 [CD].
Samplers: a also on Prestige PRCD-5702-2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF THE RED GARLAND QUARTETS and Prestige PRCD-5802-2 [CD] titled PRESTIGE PROFILES - THE RED GARLAND QUINTETS.
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder


PARIS BLUES
Duke Ellington featuring Louis Armstrong
New York City: May 1-3, 1961

Willie Cook, Ed Mullens, Cat Anderson, Clark Terry (tp); Ray Nance (tp, vln, vcl); Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown, Murray McEachern, Lou Blackburn (tb); Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts); Russell Procope (as, cl); Johnny Hodges, Oliver Nelson (as); Paul Gonsalves (ts); Babe Clark (ts, cl); Harry Carney (bar, cl , b-cl); Harry Smiles (oboe); Les Spann (f, g); Duke Ellington (p); Aaron Bell (b); Jimmy Johnson, Sonny Greer, Max Roach, Dave Jackson, Philly Joe Jones (d); Lawrence Brown (cond).

a. Nite   
b. Nite   
c. (unknown title)  
d. Paris Blues   
e. Autumnal Suite   
f. Autumnal Suite   
g. Birdie Jungle   
h. Birdie Jungle   
i. Paris Stairs   
j. Paris Stairs 
k. Paris Stairs 
l. Autumnal Suite    
m. Paris Blues 
n. Paris Blues   

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a, e, g, i & m on United Artists UAL-4092, United Artists UAL-4092, United Artists UAS-5092, United Artists UALA274-G, United Artists (Jap) SJET-7042, HMV (E) CLP-1499, Rykodisc RCD-10713 [CD].
Samplers: m also on Rykodisc VRCD 0701 [CD] titled MGM AND RYKODISC PRESENT SNEAK PREVIEW - THE SEQUEL.


SO WARM
Etta Jones and Strings
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 9, 1961
Etta Jones (vcl) acc by Joe Singer, Richard Berg (fhr); Mal Waldron (p); George Duvivier (b); Bill English (d) + strings, Oliver Nelson (arr,cond).

a. (3075) All My Life   
b. (3076) If You Were Mine    
c. (3077) You Don't Know What Love Is      
d. (3078) I Wish I Didn't Love You So     

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: July 25, 1961
Etta Jones (vcl) acc by Ray Alonge (fhr); Arthur "Babe" Clarke, Jerome Richardson, Phil Bodner, Eric Dixon (reeds); George Duvivier (b); Charlie Persip (d) + strings, Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

e. (3166) You Better Go Now   
f. (3167) I Laughed At Love     
g. (3168) Can You Look Me In The Eyes
h. (3169) And This Is My Beloved  

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: July 28, 1961
same.

i. (3173) I'm Through With Love   
j. (3174) Hurry Home     
k. (3175) Unchained Melody     
l. (3176) How Deep Is The Ocean ? 

Issues: Prestige PR-7204, Prestige OJCCD-0874-2 [CD].
Singles: k & j on Prestige 45-205 [45].
Samplers: b also on Prestige PR-7443 titled GREATEST HITS. j & k also on Prestige PRCD-11021-2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF ETTA JONES: THE PRESTIGE SINGLES.
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder


LATE HOUR SPECIAL
Gene Ammons
June 13, 1961 

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 13, 1961
Hobart Dotson, Clark Terry (tp); Oliver Nelson (as, arr, cond); Gene Ammons, George Barrow, Red Holloway (ts); Bob Ashton (bs); Richard Wyands (p); Wendell Marshall (b); Bill English (d); Ray Barretto (cga).

a. (3079) Things Ain't What They Used To Be (Ellington/Persons) 
b. (3080) Makin' Whoopee (Donaldson/Kahn)     
c. (3081) I Want To Be Loved (But By Only You) (Savannah Churchill)  
d. (3082) Lullaby Of The Leaves (Petkere/Young)

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.  

Issues: a-d on Prestige PR-7287, Prestige OJCCD-942-2 [CD]. 
Singles: c also on Prestige 45-319 [45].
Samplers: c also on Prestige PRCD-24155-2 [CD] titled GENTLE JUG, VOLUME 2.
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder


SOUL SUMMIT, VOL. 2
(aka SOUL SUMMIT)
Gene Ammons
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 13, 1961

Hobart Dotson, Clark Terry (tp); Oliver Nelson (as, arr, cond); Gene Ammons, George Barrow, Red Holloway (ts); Bob Ashton (bs); Richard Wyands (p); Wendell Marshall (b); Bill English (d); Ray Barretto (cga).

a. (3083) Too Marvelous For Words         
b. (3084) Love, I've Found You 

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.       

Issues: a & b on Prestige PR-7275 titled SOUL SUMMIT, VOL. 2 and Prestige PRCD-24118-2 [CD] titled SOUL SUMMIT.
Singles: b also on Prestige 45-294 [45].
Samplers: b also on Prestige PRCD-24155-2 [CD] titled GENTLE JUG, VOLUME 2.


VELVET SOUL
aka A STRANGER IN TOWN
Gene Ammons
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 13, 1961

Hobart Dotson, Clark Terry (tp); Oliver Nelson (as, arr, cond); Gene Ammons, George Barrow, Red Holloway (ts); Bob Ashton (bs); Richard Wyands (p); Wendell Marshall (b); Bill English (d); Ray Barretto (cga).

a. (3085) The Song Is You    

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.  

Issues: a on Prestige PR-7320 titled VELVET SOUL and Prestige PRCD-24266-2 [CD] titled A STRANGER IN TOWN.


THESE DUES
Clea Bradford
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 21, 1961

Clea Bradford (vcl) acc by Clark Terry (tp); Oliver Nelson (ts); Patti Bown (p); Chauncey "Lord" Westbrook (g); George Duvivier (b); Bill English (d).

a. (3092) This Can't Be Love   
b. (3093) If You But Knew          
c. (3094) They Can't Take That Away From Me         
d. (3095) This Love Of Mine         
e. (3096) Somebody Loves Me          
f. (3097) Willow Weep For Me       
g. (3098) Skylark         
h. (3099) These Dues    
i. (3100) I'll Never Stop Loving You          
j. (3101) I Cried For You    

Issues: a-i on Tru Sound TRU-15005 titled THESE DUES, Prestige 8320 titled CLEA BRADFORD WITH OLIVER NELSON & CLARK TERRY and Status ST-8320 titled CLEA BRADFORD WITH CLARK TERRY.


JOE NEWMAN QUINTET AT COUNT BASIE'S
Joe Newman Quintet
Live at "Count Basie's", New York City: 1961

Joe Newman (tp); Oliver Nelson (ts); Lloyd Mayers (p); Art Davis (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d).

a. (24341) Take The "A" Train
b. (24342) There Is No Greater Love
c. (24343) On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislau Kaper/Ned Washington) - 5:52
d. (24344) Cuein' The Blues
e. (24345) Song Of The Soul
f. (24346) Love Is Here To Stay (Ira Gershwin/George Gershwin) - 4:33
g. (24347) The Midgets (Joe Newman) - 4:18
h. (24348) Wednesday's Blues (Joe Newman) - 8:10
i. (24349) Misty
j. (24350) Bird Song
k. (24351) Two For One
l. (24352) Cute
m. (24353) Someone To Love (Bob Warren0 - 5:46
n. (24354) Caravan (Juan Tizol/Duke Ellington/irving Mills) - 9:45
o. (24355) Cutin' Out

Issues: c, f, g, h, m & n on Mercury MG-20696 (mono), Mercury SR-60696 (stereo), Trip TLP-5546, Verve (Eu) 0075021034808 [CD], Mercury (Jap) BT-1305, Universal (Jap) UCCM-9127 [CD]. c, f, g, h, j, l, m & n on EmArcy (Jap) 195J-10105 titled JOE NEWMAN QUINTET AT COUNT BASIE'S.


BLUE SEVEN
Shirley Scott with Oliver Nelson and Joe Newman
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: August 22, 1961

Joe Newman (tp); Oliver Nelson (ts); Shirley Scott (org); George Tucker (b); Roy Brooks (d).

a. (3177) Blue Seven (Sonny Rollins) - 6:45
b. (3179) Give Me The Simple Life (Bloom/Rudy) - 5:36
c. (3180) Wagon Wheels (DeRose/Hill) - 12:09
d. (3181) Don't Worry 'Bout It Baby, Here I Am (Shirley Scott) - 6:40
e. (3182) Nancy (With The Laughing Face) (Silvers/Van Heusen) - 5:28

Note: One other title without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-e on Prestige PR-7376. a-e also on Prestige OJCCD-1050-2 [CD] titled BLUE SEVEN
Singles: a also on Prestige 45-421 [45].
Samplers: a also on Prestige PRCD-11027-2 [CD] titled QUEEN OF THE ORGAN: MEMORIAL ALBUM.
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Bob Porter


MAIN STEM
Oliver Nelson with Joe Newman
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: August 25, 1961
Joe Newman (tp); Oliver Nelson (as,ts); Hank Jones (p); George Duvivier (b); Charlie Persip (d); Ray Barretto (cga).

a. (3183) Latino (Oliver Nelson) - 6:06
b. (3184) J & B (Oliver Nelson) - 5:45
c. (3185) Ho! (Oliver Nelson) - 4:30
d. (3186) Tipsy (Oliver Nelson) - 5:15
e. (3187) Tangerine (Mercer/Schertzinger) - 7:00
f. (3188) Main Stem (Duke Ellington) - 6:48 

Issues: Prestige PR(PRST)-7236, Prestige OJCCD-1803-2 [CD], Universal (Jap) UCCO-9472 [CD]. 
Singles: f also on Prestige PR45-202 [45]. 
Samplers: a also on WEA (Fr) 3984-20383-2 [CD] titled UN VÉRITABLE ARCHITECTE: SAXOPHONISTE, COMPOSITEUR ET ARRANGEUR (aka LES INCONTOURNABLES).
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Elliot F. Mazer


AFRO/AMERICAN SKETCHES
Oliver Nelson Orchestra
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: September 29, 1961
Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Jerry Kail, Joe Wilder (tp); Urbie Green, Britt Woodman, Paul Fualise (tb); Julius Watkins, Ray Alonge, Jimmy Buffington (frh); Oliver Nelson (comp,as,ts,arr,cond); Jerry Dodgion (as,f); Bob Ashton (f,ts,cl); Don Butterfield (tu); Charles McCracken, Peter Makis (cello); Art Davis (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Ray Barretto (bgo,cga).

a. (3227) Message (Oliver Nelson) - 5:50
b. (3228) There's a Yearnin' (Oliver Nelson) - 4:20
c. (3229) Jungleaire  

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: September 29, 1961
Watkins, Alonge, Buffington out. Add Eric Dixon (ts,f); Arthur "Babe" Clark (cl,bs); Patti Bown (p)

d. (3230) Disillusioned (Oliver Nelson) - 5:30
e. (3231) Freedom Dance (Oliver Nelson) - 4:39
f. (3232) Emancipation Blues (Oliver Nelson) - 8:10

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: November 10, 1961
Clyde Reasinger, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman (tp); Melba Liston, Billy Byers, Paul Faulise (tb); Don Butterfield (tu); Oliver Nelson (comp,as,ts,arr,cond); Eric Dixon (ts,f); Art Davis (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Ray Barretto (cga,bgo).

g. (3260) Going Up North (Oliver Nelson) - 6:08
h. (3261) Jungleaire (Oliver Nelson) - 6:25

Issues: a, b & d-h on Prestige PR-7225, Prestige (Jap) LPJ-40017, Prestige OJCCD-1819-2 [CD]. 
Singles: f also on Prestige PR45-213 [45]. g also on Prestige PR45-269 [45]. 
Samplers: b & h also on WEA (Fr) 3984-20383-2 [CD] titled UN VÉRITABLE ARCHITECTE: SAXOPHONISTE, COMPOSITEUR ET ARRANGEUR (aka LES INCONTOURNABLES).
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineers: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Oliver Nelson


THE JAZZ VERSION OF "HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING"
The Gary McFarland Orchestra
New York City; November 8, 1961
Doc Severinsen, Bernie Glow, Herb Pomeroy, Clark Terry (tp); Bob Brookmeyer, Willie Dennis, Billy Byers (tb); Ed Wasserman (cl); Phil Woods (as); Al Cohn, Oliver Nelson (ts); Sol Schlinger (bs); Hank Jones (p); Jim Hall (g); George Duvivier (b); Mel Lewis (d); Gary McFarland (arr,cond).

a. (61VK503) Love from a Heart of Gold (Frank Loesser) - 3:30
b. (61VK506) Grand Old Ivy Part II (Frank Loesser) - 3:45

New York City; November 14, 1961
Doc Severinsen, Joe Newman, Herb Pomeroy, Clark Terry (tp); Bob Brookmeyer, Willie Dennis, Billy Byers (tb); Ed Wasserman (cl); Phil Woods (as); Al Cohn, Oliver Nelson (ts); Sol Schlinger (bs); Hank Jones (p); Kenny Burrell (g); Joe Benjamin (b); Osie Johnson (d); Gary McFarland (vib,arr,cond).

c. (61VK499) How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying  
(Frank Loesser) - 6:11
d. (61VK500) Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm (Frank Loesser) - 4:27
e. (61VK501) Grand Old Ivy (Frank Loesser) - 3:45

New York City; November 15, 1961
Doc Severinsen, Bernie Glow, Herb Pomeroy, Clark Terry (tp); Bob Brookmeyer, Willie Dennis, Billy Byers (tb); Ed Wasserman (cl); Phil Woods (as); Al Cohn, Oliver Nelson (ts); Sol Schlinger (bs); Hank Jones (p); Jim Hall (g); George Duvivier (b); Mel Lewis (d); Gary McFarland (arr,cond).

f. (61VK502) Paris Original (Frank Loesser) - 3:50
g. (61VK504) I Believe in You (Frank Loesser) - 6:03
h. (61VK505) Brotherhood of Man (Frank Loesser) - 5:17

Issues: a-h on Verve V/V6-8443, Polygram (Jap) POCJ-2373 [CD]. a-h also on Verve (Fr) 3712 titled COMMENT REUSSIR DANS LES AFFAIRES SANS VRAIMENT SE FATIGUER. a-h also on Verve 314 527 658-2 [CD] titled GARY McFARLAND * HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING/BOB BROOKMEYER * GLOOMY SUNDAY AND OTHER BRIGHT MOMENTS.
Singles: c & h also on Verve VK-10272 [45]. 
Samplers: h also on The Franklin Mint Record Society 93-94-95-96 titled THE GREATEST JAZZ RECORDINGS OF ALL TIME: BIG BAND JAZZ.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Bob Simpson
Notes: Martin Williams (Verve V/V6-8443), Bill Kirchner (Verve 324 527 658-2 [CD]).


IT'S THE BLUES MAN
Eddie "Blues Man" Kirkland
New York City: December 8, 1961
Eddie Kirkland (vcl, g) acc by King Curtis, Oliver Nelson (ts); Herman Foster (p); Billy Butler (g); Jimmy Lewis (b); Frank Shea (d).

a. (3301) I Tried   
b. (3302) Man Of Stone        
c. (3303) Chill Me Baby  (aka Oh Baby Please (?)) 

same, Eddie Kirkland (vcl, g, hca).

d. (3304) Train Done Gone
e. (3305) I'm Goin' To Keep Lovin' You

same, Eddie Kirkland (vcl, g).

f. (3306) Something's Gone Wrong In My Life          
g. (3307) Baby, You Know It's True     

New York City: March 9, 1962
Eddie Kirkland (g) acc by King Curtis, Oliver Nelson (ts); George Stubbs (p); Billy Butler (g); Jimmy Lewis (b); Frank Shea (d).

h. (3423) Saturday Night Stomp

Eddie Kirkland (vcl, g) acc by George Stubbs (p); Billy Butler (g); Jimmy Lewis (b); Frank Shea (d).

i. (3424) I'm Gonna Forget You

Eddie Kirkland (vcl, g) acc by Billy Butler (g); Jimmy Lewis (b); Frank Shea (d).

j. (3425) Down On My Knees

Eddie Kirkland (vcl, g) acc by King Curtis, Oliver Nelson (ts); Billy Butler (g); Jimmy Lewis (b); Frank Shea (d).

k. (3426) Don't Take My Heart

Eddie Kirkland (vcl, g) acc by King Curtis, Oliver Nelson (ts); George Stubbs (p); Billy Butler (g); Jimmy Lewis (b); Frank Shea (d); Elise Shoulder (vcl).

l. (3427) Daddy Please Don't Cry

Elise Shoulder out.

m. (3428) Have Mercy On Me 

Issues: a, b & d-m on Tru Sound TRU-15010, OBC 513. a-m on Tru Sound OBCCD-513-2 [CD]. a, b & d-m on Vogue (F) SLVLP-513 titled ANTHOLOGIE DU BLUES VOL. 10.
Singles: d & f on
Tru-Sound 409 [45]. c & m on Prestige 45-316 [45].
Producer: Esmond Edwards.


FREE SPIRITS
Chris Connor
New York City: December 11, 1961

Chris Connor (vcl) acc by Joe Newman (tp); Clark Terry (tp, flhrn); Phil Woods (as, cl); Oliver Nelson (ts, cl); Sol Schlinger (bs); Ronnie Ball (p); Ben Tucker (b); Dave Bailey (d); Al Cohn (arr, cond).

a.(5857) Free Spirits (Norman Mapp) - 3:17 
b. (5858) I'm Gonna Go Fishin' (Peggy Lee/Duke Ellington) - 2:50         
c. (5859) Opportunity Please Knock (Oscar Brown, Jr.) - 3:09          
d. (5860) Nobody's Business   

New York City: April 9, 1962
Chris Connor (vcl) acc by Joe Newman, Clark Terry (tp); Phil Woods (cl,as); Oliver Nelson (cl,ts); Sol Schlinger (bs, b-cl); Ronnie Ball (p); George Duvivier (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Al Cohn (arr, cond).

e. (6094) Milano (John Lewis/Margo Guryan) - 3:19       
f. (6095) Jump For Joy (Duke Ellington/Sid Kuller/Paul Webster) - 2:45    
g. (6096) God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday/Arthur Herzog Jr.) - 2:59  
h. (6097) Lonely Woman (Ornette Coleman/Margo Guryan) - 4:18        

New York City: April 30, 1962
Chris Connor (vcl) acc by Joe Newman, Irving "Marky" Markowitz (tp); Phil Woods (cl,as); Oliver Nelson (cl,ts); Sol Schlinger (bs, b-cl); Ronnie Ball (p); George Duvivier (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Al Cohn (arr, cond).

i. (6186) Kansas City (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller) - 3:52
j. (6187) Things Are Swingin' (Peggy Lee) - 2:25    
k. (6188) Night Bird (Al Cohn/Kitty Malone) - 3:17       
l. (6189) Day Dream (Duke Ellington/John LaTouche/Billy Strayhorn) - 3:00         

Issues: a-c & e-l on Atlantic 8061, Collectables COL-CD-6521 [CD].
Samplers: h on
Atlantic 7 81706-1, Atlantic 7 81706-2 [CD] titled ATLANTIC JAZZ SINGERS.


THE QUINTESSENCE
Quincy Jones and his Orchestra
Capitol Studios, New York City
: December 18, 1961
Thad Jones, Al De Risi, Freddie Hubbard, Snooky Young (tp); Rod Levitt, Melba Liston, Billy Byers, Paul Faulise (tb); Julius Watkins (fhrn); Phil Woods, Frank Wess (as); Oliver Nelson (ts); Eric Dixon (ts, cl); Jerome Richardson (bs); Patti Bown (p); Milt Hinton (b); Bill English (d); Quincy Jones (arr, cond).

a. (10671) Hard Sock Dance (Quincy Jones)      
b. (10672) Little Karen (Quincy Jones)         
c. (10667) Robot Portrait (Quincy Jones)   

Capitol Studios, New York City: December 22, 1961
Snooky Young, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal (tp); Melba Liston, Curtis Fuller, Paul Faulise, Tom Mitchell, Billy Byers (tb); Julius Watkins, Jimmy Buffington, Earl Chapin, Ray Alonge (fhrn); Harvey Phillips (tu); Phil Woods (as); Oliver Nelson (ts); Jerome Richardson (bs, alto f); Patti Bown (p); Milt Hinton (b); Jimmy Johnson (d); Gloria Agostini (harp); Quincy Jones (arr,cond).

d. (10671) Quintessence (Quincy Jones)
e. (10672) Invitation (Quincy Jones)
f. (10673) Straight No Chaser (Thelonius Monk)

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-f on Impulse A(S)11, I56, Impulse AS-9342/2, Jasmine (E) JAS-79, MCA Impulse MCAD-5728 [CD], Impulse B0009782-02 [CD], Impulse (Eu) 06025 1744817 9 [CD], Impulse (Jap) IMP-88101, Impulse (Jap) YX-8556, Impulse (Jap) YP-8556, Impulse (Jap) VIM-5548, Impulse (Jap) VIM-5625, Impulse (Jap) P-5927, Impulse (Jap) 32 XD-624 [CD], Impulse (Jap) MVCZ-66 [CD], Impulse (Jap) MVCI-23032 [CD], Impulse IMPD-222 [CD], Impulse (Jap) UCCI-9033 [CD]. a-f also on Mosaic MD5-237 [CD] titled THE QUINCY JONES ABC/MERCURY BIG BAND JAZZ SESSIONS.
Samplers: a, d, e & f also on Verve (Ger) 06024 9841791 [CD] titled QUINCY JONES - SWINGING THE BIG BAND.


SATAN IN HIGH HEELS
Mundell Lowe
New York City: December 22, 1961

Ernie Royal, Carl "Doc" Severinsen, Bernie Glow, Clark Terry (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Buster Cooper (b-tb); Walt Levinsky (cl, as); Phil Woods (as); Oliver Nelson, Al Cohn (ts); Gene Allen (bs); Eddie Costa (p, vib); Mundell Lowe, Barry Galbraith (g); George Duvivier (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d).

a. Satan In High Heels (Mundell Lowe)
b. East Side Drive (Mundell Lowe)              
c. Coffee, Coffee (Mundell Lowe)                 
d. The Long Knife (Mundell Lowe)                
e. Blues For a Stripper (Mundell Lowe)       

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-e on Charlie Parker PLP-406, Egmont AJS-11, Collectables COL-5796 [CD]. a-e on also on Charlie Parker 822 titled BLUES FOR A STRIPPER.
Samplers: a-c on
Pathe Marconi (F) 2C062-95823 and Archives of Jazz AJ508.
Producer: Aubrey Mayhew
Engineer: Bob Simpson
Notes: Eliot Tiegel


DIRGE FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Oliver Nelson
1961

(unknown titles)

Note: This concert work was probably adapted to the "Dirge" included on the IMPRESSIONS OF PHAEDRA album.

Issues: None


JAZZ GOES TO THE MOVIES
Manny Albam
New York City: January 12, 1962

Bernie Glow, Al DeRisi, Nick Travis, Johnny Coles (tp); Urbie Green, Bill Elton, Alan Raph, Willie Dennis (tb); Phil Woods (as); Oliver Nelson (ts); Jim Hall (g); George Duvivier (b); Gus Johnson (d); Manny Albam (arr, cond).

a. (10690) Blues Company

add George Devens (vib) .

b. (10691) Steam Shuffle   
c. (10692) El Cid (Miklos Rozsa) - 2:25      
d. (10693) Moon River

New York City: January 25, 1962
John Bello, Joe Newman, Al DeRisi, Johnny Coles (tp); Wayne Andre, Willie Dennis, Alan Raph (tb); Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb); Phil Woods, Gene Quill (as); Oliver Nelson, Frank Socolow (ts); Gene Allen (bs); Eddie Costa (p, vib); Jim Hall (g); Bill Crow (b); Gus Johnson (d); Manny Albam (arr, cond).

e. (10719) Exodus (Ernest Gold) - 5:10 
f. (10720) Majority Of One (Max Steiner) - 2:05         
g. (10721) Green Leaves Of Summer (D. Tiomkin/P.F. Webster) - 5:56         
h. (10722) Paris Blues (Duke Ellington) - 2:42  

New York City: February 12, 1962
Clark Terry (tp, flhrn); Nick Travis (tp); Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb); Julius Watkins (fhrn); Harvey Phillips (tu); Gene Quill (as); Oliver Nelson (ts); Gene Allen (bs); Eddie Costa (p, vib); Jimmy Raney (g); Bill Crow (b); Gus Johnson (d); Manny Albam (arr, cond).

i. (10771) High Noon (D. Tiomkin/Ned Washington) - 2:44 
j. (10772) La Dolce Vita (Nino Rota) - 2:40    
k. (10773) Slowly (David Raksin/Kermit Goell) - 4:53    

Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb solo); Oliver Nelson (ts solo).    

l. (107740 The Guns Of Navarone (Dimitri Tiomkin) - 3:26     

Issues: c & e-l on Impulse A(S)-19, Impulse (Jap) SNY-13, HMV (E) CLP-1637, HMV (E)CSD-1491, Jasmine (E) JASM-1010.
Singles: i & b on impulse 45-208 [45].
Samplers: a on Impulse A(S)-100, Impulse (Jap) SH-3052, HMV (E) CLP-1889 titled THE DEFINITIVE JAZZ SCENE VOLUME TWO. .
Producer: Bob Thiele
Engineer: Bob Arnold, Frank Abbey, Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Manny Albam


FROM THE HEART
Etta Jones
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: February 8, 1962
Etta Jones (vcl) acc by Lloyd Mayers (p); Wally Richardson (g); Bob Bushnell (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d) + strings, Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (3375) Just Friends   
b. (3376) I'll Never Be Free     
c. (3377) There Goes My Heart    
d. (3378) Funny  

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: February 9, 1962
Etta Jones (vcl) acc by Joe Wilder (tp); Jerry Dodgion, Oliver Nelson (as, arr); George Barrow, Bob Ashton (ts); Lloyd Mayers (p); Wally Richardson (g); Bob Bushnell (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d).

e.(3379) Makin' Whoopee   
f. (3380) You Came A Long Way From St. Louis  
g. (3381) Look For The Silver Lining     
h. (3382) I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over        

saxes out.

i. (3383) By The Bend Of The River
j. (3384) Good Morning Heartache
k. (3385) They Can't Take That Away From Me

Issues: a-k on Prestige PR-7214, Prestige OJCCD-1016-2 [CD].
Singles: a & f on Prestige 45-215 [45].
Samplers: a & f also on Prestige PRCD-11021-2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF ETTA JONES: THE PRESTIGE SINGLES. d also on Prestige PR-7443 titled GREATEST HITS.
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder


NO STRINGS - AN AFTER-THEATRE VERSION
Laverne Baker/Chris Connor/Herbie Mann/Bobby Short
New York City: March 19, 1962

Chris Connor (vcl) acc. by Ernie Royal, Nick Travis (tp); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Gene Quill (cl, as); Phil Woods (as); Oliver Nelson (ts); Sol Schlinger (bs); Ronnie Ball (p); Milt Hinton (b); Gus Johnson (d); Al Cohn (arr, cond).

a. (6043) Sweetest Sounds (Richard Rodgers)   
b. (6044) Look No Further (Richard Rodgers)  
c. (6045) No Strings (Richard Rodgers)  
d. (6046) Nobody Told Me (Richard Rodgers)  

New York City: March 29, 1962
Bobby Short (vcl, p) acc. by Carl "Doc" Severinsen, Irving "Marky" Markowitz, Jimmy Maxwell (tp); Wayne Andre (tb); Herbie Mann (f); Oliver Nelson (ts); Sol Schlinger (bs); Dick Hyman (p); George Duvivier (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Carlos "Patato" Valdes (cga); Al Cohn (arr, cond).

e. (6069) Love Makes The World Go Round (Richard Rodgers)  
f. (6070) Be My Host (Richard Rodgers)  
g. (6071) The Man Who Has Everything (Richard Rodgers)  
h. (6072) Orthodox Fool (Richard Rodgers)  

Note: Other titles by Laverne Baker and Herbie Mann without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-h on Atlantic 1383, Collectables COL-CD-6714 [CD].


SOUTHERN COMFORT
Frank Wess
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: March 22, 1962

Albert Aarons (tp); Frank Wess (al-f); Oliver Nelson (ts, arr); George Barrow (bs); Tommy Flanagan (p); Osie Johnson (d); Ray Barretto (cga).

a. (3435) Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) - 6:32

same or similar, except Frank Wess (ts).

b. (3436) Blues For Butterball (Bob Bryant) - 4:50
c. (3437) Dancing In The Dark (Dietz/Schwartz) - 4:34
d. (3438) Shufflin' (Oliver Nelson) - 2:57
e. (3439) Summer Frost (Frank Wess) - 3:56

same or similar, except Frank Wess (f).

f. (3440) Gin's Beguine (Frank Wess) - 6:43

same or similar, except Frank Wess (ts).

g. (3441) Southern Comfort (Oliver Nelson) - 6:32

Issues: a-g on Prestige PR-7231. a-g also on Prestige PRCD-24247-2 [CD] titled THE LONG ROAD
Singles: g also on Prestige 45-217 [45].
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Nat Hentoff


BASHIN': THE UNPREDICTABLE JIMMY SMITH
Jimmy Smith - Arranged and Conducted by Oliver Nelson
New York City: March 26, 1962

Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinson, Joe Wilder (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Britt Woodman (tb); Tom Mitchell (b-tb); Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods (as, reeds); Bob Ashton, Babe Clark (ts, reeds); George Barrow (bs, reeds); Jimmy Smith (org); Barry Galbraith (g); George Duvivier (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (62VK324) In a Mellotone (aka In A Mellow Tone) (Duke Ellington) - 4:23 
b. (62VK325) Step Right Up (Oliver Nelson) - 4:11 

New York City: March 28, 1962
Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinson, Joe Wilder (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Britt Woodman (tb); Tom Mitchell (b-tb); Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods (as, reeds); Bob Ashton, Babe Clark (ts, reeds); George Barrow (bs, reeds); Jimmy Smith (org); Barry Galbraith (g); George Duvivier (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

c. (62VK376) Walk on the Wild Side Pt 1 (Elmer Bernstein/Mack David) 
d. (62VK377) Walk on the Wild Side Pt 2 (Elmer Bernstein/Mack David)
e. (62VK380) Ol' Man River (Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II) - 3:57 
     f. (62VK380) Ol' Man River (Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II) - 2:50 (edit of e)

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson. 

Issues: a-e on Verve V/V6-8474, Metro (E)2682025, Verve 823 308-2 [CD], PDCTI (Ger) 1109-2 [CD], Verve (Jap) UCCV-9189 [CD]. a-f on Verve 314 539 061-2 [CD].
Singles: b also on Verve VK-10278 [45]. c & d also on Verve VK-10502 [45], Verve VK-10255 [45]. c also on Barclay (Fr) 740810 [45]. f on Verve VK-10262 [45].  
Samplers: a-e also on Mosaic MD6-233 [CD] titled OLIVER NELSON: THE ARGO, VERVE AND IMPULSE BIG BAND STUDIO SESSIONS. a, c, d also on Verve V6-652 titled 24 KARAT HITS. a also on Verve (F) 2304004 titled THE BEST OF JIMMY SMITH and Barclay (F) 74090 titled JIMMY SMITH. b also on Verve (G) 2615044 titled THE HISTORY OF JAZZ. b & e also on Barclay (F) 74087 titled JIMMY SMITH and Verve (Jap) MV-9011/12 titled ALL ABOUT JIMMY SMITH. c+d also on Verve 2V6S-8814 titled THE HISTORY OF JIMMY SMITH, Verve (E)VLP9164 titled JIMMY SMITH'S GREATEST HITS, Verve (E) VEP5008 titled WALK ON THE WILD SIDE, Verve (F) 74081 titled JIMMY SMITH, Verve (F) 2610011 titled STAR PORTRAIT OF JIMMY SMITH, Verve (F/Ger) 711073 titled THE BEST OF JIMMY SMITH, Verve (F) 2615005 titled VERVE JAZZ BOOK, Verve VS-201 titled THE HITS ARE ON VERVE, Verve 831 374-2 [CD] titled JIMMY SMITH: COMPACT JAZZ, Verve 831 376 [CD] titled COMPACT JAZZ: THE SAMPLER, Verve 314 527 950-2 [CD] titled WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: BEST OF THE VERVE YEARS, Verve 314 521 855-2 [CD] titled VERVE JAZZ MASTERS 29: JIMMY SMITH, Verve 521 737-2 titled THE VERVE STORY: 1944-1994, Blue Note 7243 5 40038 2 0 [CD] titled THE DEFINITIVE JIMMY SMITH, 32 Jazz 32025 [CD] titled HIT JAZZ, Verve (E) 556 636-2 [CD] titled JS:B-3 - THE VERY BEST OF JIMMY SMITH and Telstar (E) TTVCD-3306 [CD] titled THE ULTIMATE GANGSTER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK. d also on Verve VK124, Verve (F) 2615029 titled A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE. e also on Verve V/V6-8579 titled WINNERS ALL!.  c, d & e also on Verve 314 547 161-2 [CD] titled THE ULTIMATE JIMMY SMITH, Verve 314 543 598-2 [CD] is titled JIMMY SMITH'S FINEST HOUR. d & e also on Verve V6-8721 titled THE BEST OF JIMMY SMITH.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Del Shields (Verve V/V6-8474). Art Hilgart (Verve 314 539 061-2 [CD]).


THE NIGHT LIFE
aka CLARK TERRY PLAYS THE JAZZ VERSION OF ALL AMERICAN
Clark Terry - Arrangements by Oliver Nelson
New York City: May 11, 1962

Clark Terry (tp, flhrn); Lester Robertson (tb); Budd Johnson (ts); George Barrow (bs); Eddie Costa (p, vib); Art Davis (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Oliver Nelson (arr).

a. (3519) Night Life (Charles Strouse/Lee Adams)  
b. (3520) Once Upon A Time (Charles Strouse/Lee Adams)          
c. (3521) It's Fun To Think (Charles Strouse/Lee Adams)        
d. (3522) I've Just Seen Her (Charles Strouse/Lee Adams)         

New York City: May 15, 1962

e. (3523) If I Were You (Charles Strouse/Lee Adams)      
f. (3524) Fight Song (Charles Strouse/Lee Adams)            
g. (3525) Same Language (Charles Strouse/Lee Adams)       
h. (3526) What A Country (Charles Strouse/Lee Adams)    

Issues: a-h on Status ST 26 titled THE NIGHT LIFE and Moodsville MV 26 titled CLARK TERRY PLAYS THE JAZZ VERSION OF ALL AMERICAN. a-h also on Prestige PRCD-24136-2 [CD] titled MELLOW MOODS.


TRUMPET EXODUS
Don Goldie and Orchestra -- Arranged and Conducted by Oliver Nelson and Al Cohn
c. 1962

Don Goldie (tp) with orchestra inc. horns, strings and harp, Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (62VK423) Exodus (Gold) - 2:10
b. (62VK424) Tammy (Livingston/Evans) - 1:55
c. (62VK425) That's All (Haynes/Brandt) - 2:42
d. (62VK427) My Funny Valentine (Rodgers) - 2:50
e. (62VK428) Mack The Knife (Weill) - 2:02
f. (62VK429) It Could Happen To You (Van Heusen) - 2:54
g. (62VK430) The Tender Trap (Cahn/Van Heusen) - 2:40
h. (62VK431) Beautiful Love (Young/King/Van Alstyne/H. Gillespie) - 2:35
i. (62VK432) Night Side (Mancini) - 2:20
j. (62VK433) South Of The Border (Kennedy/Carr) - 3:21
k. (62VK434) Blue Dawn (Don Goldie) - 3:15

Note: Two titles arranged by Al Cohn ("Willow Weep For Me" and, from above, 'Mack The Knife" and/or "Blue  Dawn") without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-k on Verve V/V6-8475.
Notes: Dom Cerulli


A TASTE OF HONEY
Lloyd G. Mayers with Oliver Nelson Orchestra
New York City: c. 1962
Clark Terry, Bernie Glow, Doc Severinson, Snooky Young (tp); Urbie Green, Paul Faulise, Britt Woodman, Tommy Mitchell (tb); Don Butterfield (tu); Barry Galbraith (g); Lloyd G. Mayers (org); George Duvivier (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Ray Barretto (bgo); Oliver Nelson (arr,cond).

a. A Taste of Honey (Ric Marlow/Bobby Scott)
b. Desafinado (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Newton Mendonca)
c. The Good Life (Sach Distel/Jack Reardon)
d. Going Up North (Oliver Nelson)
e. The Golden Striker (John Lewis)
f. For All We Know (J. Fred Coots/Sam M. Lewis)
g. Jackie-ing (Thelonius Monk)
h. Alone Together (Arthur Schwartz/Howard Dietz)

Note: Complete title listed on the cover of UAJ(S)-15018 is A TASTE OF HONEY AND A FEW MORE SWEET ONES

Issues: a-h on United Artists Jazz UAJ-15018 (mono), United Artists Jazz UAJS-15018 (stereo). 
Samplers: a also on United Artists Jazz UAJ-15018 (mono), United Artists Jazz UAJS-91(stereo) titled UNITED ARTISTS JAZZ.
Producer: Alan Douglas
Engineer: Bill Schwartau
Notes: Not Listed


IMPRESSIONS OF PHAEDRA
The Oliver Nelson Orchestra Presenting Phil Woods
New York City: c. 1962
Large orchestra prob. inc. Clark Terry, Bernie Glow, Doc Severinson, Snooky Young (tp); Urbie Green, Paul Faulise, Britt Woodman, Tommy Mitchell (tb); Don Butterfield (tu); Phil Woods (as); Barry Galbraith (g); Lloyd G. Mayers (p); George Duvivier (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Ray Barretto (bgo); Oliver Nelson (arr,cond) with strings.

a. Phaedra Love (Theme) (Mikis Theodorakis) - 3:40
b. London's Fog (Mikis Theodorakis) - 2:00
c. Dirge (Oliver Nelson) - 4:50
d. Phaedra (Tragedy) (Mikis Theodorakis) - 2:20
e. The Fling (Mikis Theodorakis) - 2:45
f. Rendezvous (Mikis Theodorakis) - 2:55
g. Too Much Sun (Mikis Theodorakis) - 2:18
h. One More Time (Mikis Theodorakis) - 3:22

Issues: a-h on United Artists Jazz UAJ-15019 (mono), United Artists Jazz UAJS-15019 (stereo). 
Samplers: f also on United Artists Jazz UAJ-91 (mono), United Artists Jazz UAJS-91 (stereo) titled UNITED ARTISTS JAZZ.
Producer: Alan Douglas
Engineer: Bill Schwartau
Notes: Not Listed


SOUL STREET
Jimmy Forrest Quintet, Sextet And With The Oliver Nelson Big Band
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 1, 1962

Ernie Royal (tp); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); George Barrow, Seldon Powell, Jimmy Forrest (ts); Chris Woods (p); Mundell Lowe (g); Richard Davis (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (3527) Soft Summer Breeze   
b. (3528) Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'       
c. (3529) Experiment In Terror        

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson

Issues: a-c on New Jazz NJ-8293, Prestige/New Jazz OJCCD-987-2 [CD]
Singles: a & c on Prestige 45-223 [45].
Samplers: b on Prestige PR-7712 titled THE BEST OF JIMMY FORREST.


JACK TEAGARDEN!!
Jack Teagarden
New York City: June 4 and 6, 1962

Bobby Hackett (cnt); Jack Teagarden (tb); Bob Wilber (cl); Bud Freeman (ts); Hank Jones or Gene Schroeder (p); George Duvivier (b); George Wettling or Ed Shaughnessy (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (62VK533) Never On Sunday (Towne/Hadjidakis) - 2:28   

same or similar, Jack Teagarden (vcl).

b. (62VK534) The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe (Mercer/Warren) - 2:05
c. (62VK535) Time After Time (Cahn/Styne) - 2:21

same or similar, no vcl.

d. (62VK536) Secret Love (Fain/Webster) - 2:56  

same or similar, Jack Teagarden (vcl).

e. (62VK537) High Hopes (Van Heusen/Kahn) - 3:00

same or similar, no vcl.

f. (62VK538) Dame Blanche (Kees/Bruyn) - 2:25
g. (62VK539) Johnny (aka When Johnny Comes Marching Home) (traditional) -2:12
h. (62VK540) Moon River (Mancini/Mercer) - 2:27    

same or similar, Jack Teagarden (vcl).

i. (62VK541) All The Way (Cahn/Van Heusen) - 3:10

same or similar, no vcl.

j. (62VK542) Gigi (Lerner/Lowe) - 2:50        
k. (62VK543) The Last Time I Saw Paris  (Hammerstein, 2nd/Kern) - 2:17       

same or similar, Jack Teagarden (vcl).

l. (62VK544) Learnin' The Blues (Silvers) - 3:12

Note: It's not clear whether Oliver Nelson participated on any other titles other than "Johnny," the only one credited to him on Verve V-8495.

Issues: a-l on Verve V-8495.
Samplers: b also on Verve
(G) 2615044 titled THE HISTORY OF JAZZ, Metro (F) 2355013 titled ? and Verve 314 555 402-2 [CD] titled TRAV'LIN' LIGHT: THE JOHNNY MERCER SONGBOOK.


Faye Adams
New York City: June 26, 1962

Faye Adams (vcl) with orchestra dir. by Oliver Nelson.

a. (3545) Goodnight My Love
b. (3546) You Can Trust In Me
c. (3547) Come On To Me
d. (3548) Blue Raindrops

Issues: a & b on Prestige 45-224 [45].
Producer: Esmond Edwards


Jimmy Grissom
New York City: July 3, 1962

Jimmy Grissom (vcl) with Oliver Nelson (as, ts, prob. arr, prob. cond); Dick Hyman (org); Hank Jones (p); Wendell Marshall (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d).

a. (3549) I've Got You On My Mind
b. (3550) Lover's Reverie
c. (3551) Love Has A Thousand Eyes
d. (3552) Get Yourself Another Fool

Issues: a & b on Prestige 45-225 [45].
Producer: Esmond Edwards


SUSPENSE THEMES IN JAZZ
Kai Winding
New York City or Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: July 18, 19 & 26, 1962

Kai Winding (tb); Oliver Nelson (arr) with unknown p, org, g, b, dm and orchestra.

a. (62VK490) Baby Elephant Walk (Mancini) - 2:35
b. (62VK491) Experiment In Terror (Mancini) - 2:20

New York City or Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: August 23, 1962
Kai Winding (tb); Oliver Nelson (arr) with unknown p, org, g, b, dm and orchestra.

c. (62VK558) Molly Malone -  2:55
d. (62VK559) Walk On The Wild Side - 2:20
e. (62VK560) Blues Theme From "Reprieve" (Ya Hear Me) (Rosenman/Adelson) - 2:35
f. (62VK561) Hatari (Mancini) - 2:28

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson

Issues: a-f on Verve V/V6-8493. 
Singles: a & b also on Verve VK-10258 [45]. 
Samplers: a, e & f also on SLV-8493 [EP] titled SUSPENSE THEMES IN JAZZ. b also on Rhino R2 72913 [CD] titled CRIME JAZZ: MUSIC IN THE SECOND DEGREE and Verve (Ger) 06024 9847994 [CD] titled HENRY MANCINI SONGBOOK (VERVE JAZZ CLUB). f also on Verve (Ger) 06007 5306918 [CD] titled KAI WINDING - JAZZ FOR PLAYBOYS (VERVE JAZZ CLUB).
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder and Bill Schwartau
Notes: Mason Sargent


COUNTRY MEETS THE BLUES
Ramsey Lewis
New York City: August 2 and 3, 1962
Ramsey Lewis (p); Eldee Young (b, cello); Issac "Red" Holt (d) + brass and reeds, Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (11809) St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) - 3:07  
b. (11811) Country Meets The Blues (Ramsey Lewis) - 2:27     
c. (11813) High Noon (Tiomkin/Washington) - 4:46    
d. (11815) I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon) - 2:45        
e. (11817) My Bucket's Got A Hole In It (C. Williams) - 1:56  

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.  

Issues: a-e on Argo LP-701.
Samplers: e also on Cadet LP/S-755 titled CHOICE!.
Producer: Ralph Bass
Notes: Al Clarke


THE ELEVENTH HOUR
Johnny Hodges - Arranged And Conducted By Oliver Nelson
New York City: August 6 and 15, 1962

Johnny Hodges (as); Bernie Leighton (p, org); unknown (g); George Duvivier (b); Osie Johnson (d) with strings, Oliver Nelson (arr,cond).

a. (62VK567) Something To Live For (Ellington/Strayhorn) - 2:32
b. (62VK568) In A Sentimental Mood (Ellington/Kurtz/Mills) - 2:55
c. (62VK569) I Didn't Know About You (Ellington/Russell) - 2:38
d. (62VK571) You Blew Out The Flame (In My Heart) (Shirl/Drake/Hodges) - 2:05
e. (62VK572) Theme From "The Eleventh Hour" (Sukman) - 2:15
f. (62VK573) Love Song From "Mutiny On The Bounty" (Follow Me)
     (Kaper/Webster) - 1:55
g. (62VK574) Solitude (Ellington/DeLange/Mills) - 2:36
h. (62VK575) Satin Doll (Ellington/Strayhorn/Mercer) - 1:58
i. (62VK576) Don't Blame Me (McHugh/Fields) - 2:45
j. (62VK577) Prelude To A Kiss (Ellington/Gordon/Mills) - 2:41
k. (62VK578) Warm Valley (Ellington) - 1:55

New York City: August 18, 1962
add Ray Nance (vln).

l. (62VK570) Guitar Amour (Ellington) - 3:32

Note: (1) Oliver Nelson's written arrangements for THE ELEVENTH HOUR are part of the Duke Ellington Archives at the Smithsonian Institution. (2) There's a possibility that Oliver Nelson also arranged an earlier Johnny Hodges session, circa 1961, which remains unissued, as suggested in the liner notes to MAIN STEM, above.

Issues: a-l on Verve V/V6-8492.
Singles: d & i on Verve VK-10265 [45].
Samplers: a-l also on Lone Hill Jazz (Sp) LHJ-10373 [CD] titled BUENOS AIRES BLUES (issued 2009). b, e & g also on MGM (E) 2315014 titled A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY HODGES.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Bob Arnold
Notes: Stanley Dance


LISTEN TO ART FARMER AND THE ORCHESTRA
Art Farmer
New York City: August 10, 1962

Art Farmer (flhrn) with collective personnel inc. Snooky Young, Ernie Royal, Rolf Ericson, Bernie Glow, Ray Copeland, Clark Terry (tp); Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, Tom Mitchell (tb); Paul Faulise, Tony Studd (b-tb); Bob Northern, Ray Alonge, Jimmy Buffington (fhrn); Ray Beckenstein, Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque, Stan Webb, Phil Woods, Walt Levinsky, George Dorsey, Danny Bank (reeds); Jim Hall, Barry Galbraith (g); George Duvivier (b); Charlie Persip (d); Ray Barretto, Willie Rodriguez (perc) Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (26306) My Romance (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart)

New York City: September 5, 1962

b. (22159) Rue Prevail (Art Farmer)
c. (22160) Rain Check (Billy Strayhorn)
d. (22161) Street Of Dreams (Victor Young/Sam Lewis)

New York City: September 20, 1962

e. (22229) The Sweetest Sounds (Richard Rodgers)
f. (22230) Fly Me To The Moon (Bart Howard)
g. (22231) Naima (John Coltrane)
h. (22232) Ruby (Heinz Roemheld/Mitchell Parish)

Issues: a-h on Mercury MG-20766 (mono), Mercury SR-60766 (stereo), Verve 314 537 747-2 [CD], Mercury (Jap) EXPR-1020, Mercury (Jap) UCCM-9075 [CD]. a-h also on Mosaic MD7-225 [CD] titled THE COMPLETE MERCURY ART FARMER BENNY GOLSON JAZZTET.
Producer: Hal Mooney
Engineer: Ray Hall
Notes: Anthony Corbett (Mercury MG-20766, Mercury SR-60766). David Demsey (Verve 314 537 747-2 [CD]).


CHAINS OF LOVE
Joe Williams
New York City: c. Fall 1962

Joe Williams (vcl) acc by unknown personnel possibly including Jimmy Jones, Oliver Nelson, Jack Pleis, Frank Hunter (arr), Ray Bloch (cond).

a. September In The Rain  
b. Falling In Love With Love   
c. When She Makes Music    

New York City: Winter 1963-1964
Joe Williams (vcl) acc by unknown personnel possibly including Jimmy Jones, Oliver Nelson, Jack Pleis, Frank Hunter (arr), Ray Bloch (cond).

d. Blue Skies   
e. Good Thing    
f. Always    

New York City: Winter 1963-1964
Joe Williams (vcl) acc by unknown personnel possibly including Jimmy Jones, Oliver Nelson, Jack Pleis, Frank Hunter (arr), Ray Bloch (cond).

g. You Stepped Out Of A Dream   
h. Ballad Medley
     Can't We Talk It Over?     
     It's The Talk Of The Town    
     Where Are You?      

i. It's A Wonderful World  

Note: Specific titles with Oliver Nelson unknown.

Issues: a-i on Jass 6, Natasha Imports NI-4019 [CD].


Joe Williams
New York City: October 25, 1962
Joe Williams (vcl) acc by Joe Newman (tp); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Phil Woods (as); Bob Ashton (ts); Danny Bank (bs); Junior Mance (p); Bob Cranshaw (b); Granville T. Hogan (d); Oliver Nelson (arr).

a. (N2PW5383) She's Warm, She's Willing, She's Wonderful
b. (N2WP5384) Some 'A Dis, 'N Some 'A Dat      
c. (N2WP5385) Come On Blues 

Issues: a & b on RCA 47-8117 [45].


FULL NELSON
Music Arranged, Conducted and Played by Oliver Nelson
New York City: November 19, 1962
Snooky Young, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Jimmy Maxwell, Bernie Glow (tp); Clark Terry (tp,flh); Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson, Rod Levitt, Willie Dennis (tb); Paul Faulise, Tony Studd (b-tb); Bob Northern, Ray Alonge (fhrn); Oliver Nelson (as, ts, arr, cond); Phil Woods (as, cl); Al Cohn, George Dorsey, Stan Webb, Danny Bank, Jerry Dodgion, Jerome Richardson (reeds); Jimmy Raney (g); George Duvivier (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d).

a. (62VK700) Full Nelson (Oliver Nelson) - 2:46 
b. (62VK701) Skokian (Glazer/Msarurgwa) - 1:52
c. (62VK702) Ballad for Benny (Oliver Nelson) - 2:32 
d. (62VK703) Hoe Down (Oliver Nelson) - 2:47 

New York City: February 26, 1963
Snooky Young, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman (tp); Clark Terry (tp, flhrn); Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Oliver Nelson (as, ts, arr, cond); Phil Woods (as, cl); George Dorsey (as, cl, f); Stan Webb (ts, oboe, eng hrn); Romeo Penque (ts, f, eng hrn); Danny Bank (bs, b-cl); Jim Hall (g); Milt Hinton (b); Osie Johnson (d); Harry Breuer (marimba, castanets, perc).

e. (63VK295) Paris Blues (Duke Ellington) - 2:52

same or similar except Clark Terry (tp).

f. (63VK296) Miss Fine (Oliver Nelson) - 4:30 

same or similar, except Romeo Penque (fl).

g. (63VK297) Majorca (Oliver Nelson) - 3:02

same or similar, except Romeo Penque (bs); Harry Breuer (metal discs).

h. (63VK298) Lila's Theme (Jerry Goldsmith) - 4:00

New York City: March 28, 1963
Snooky Young, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman (tp); Clark Terry (tp, flhrn); Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Oliver Nelson (as, ts, arr, cond); Phil Woods (as, cl); George Dorsey (as, cl, f); Stan Webb (ts, oboe, eng hrn); Phil Bodner (reeds); Danny Bank (bs, b-cl); Jim Hall (g); Milt Hinton (b); Osie Johnson (d); Phil Kraus (vib, celeste).

i. (63VK309) Back Woods (Oliver Nelson) - 3:30
j. (63VK310) Cool (Sondheim/Bernstein) - 5:05  
k. (63VK311) What Kind of Fool Am I? (Bricusse/Newley) - 2:50
l. (63VK312) You Love But Once (Oliver Nelson) - 4:26

Note: (1) Michel Ruppli's Verve discography lists the February 26 date outlined above as March 26. (2) Benny Goodman commissioned Oliver Nelson to write "Ballad For Benny" - as well as an arrangement of Duke Ellington's "In A Mellow Tone", later used by Buddy Rich - for the clarinetist's historic 1962 tour of Russia, but the songs were rejected. (3) Singer and songwriter Patricia Scot received permission from Oliver Nelson to add lyrics to "Miss Fine," a version the singer recorded with a piano trio in the late 1960s. This version can be heard on Ms. Scot's web site.

Issues: a-l on Verve V/V6-8508, Verve (Jap) PS-8015, Polydor (Jap) 23MJ 3407, Universal (Jap) UCCU-9264 [CD]. 
Samplers: a-l on Mosaic MD6-233 [CD] titled OLIVER NELSON: THE ARGO, VERVE AND IMPULSE BIG BAND STUDIO SESSIONS. a, c, d, e, f & l also on Verve 314 527 654-2 [CD] titled VERVE JAZZ MASTERS 48: OLIVER NELSON. d also on Verve (G) 2615044 titled THE HISTORY OF JAZZ, Verve 840 030-2 [CD] titled JAZZ CLUB: BIG BAND. f also on Verve (Jap) UCCV-4048 [CD] titled @ JAZZ CAFE. j also on [also on Verve 314 527 504-2 [CD] titled TALKIN' VERVE and Verve (It) 555 443-2 [CD] VERVE LOUNGE MUSIC CLUB: AT THE HOLLYWOOD PARTY. k also on Verve 841 453-2 [CD] titled GITANES JAZZ: AUTOUR DE MINUIT BIG BAND, Verve 314 513 462-2 [CD] titled JAZZ ROUND MIDNIGHT - BIG BAND.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Bob Simpson, Ray Hall
Notes: Oliver Nelson 


'ROUND MIDNIGHT
Betty Carter
New York City: December 6, 1962

Betty Carter (vcl) acc by Joe Newman (tp); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Phil Woods (ts, as); Bob Ashton (ts); Danny Bank (bs, b-cl); Walter Davis (p); George Duvivier (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (6684) Call Me Darling (Bert Reisfeld/Matt Fryberg/Rolf Marbot/Dorothy Dick) 
b. (6685) Heart And Soul (Frank Loesser/Hoagy Carmichael)
c. (6686) Everybody's Somebody's Fool (Lionel Hampton/Ace Adams/Regina Adams)
d. (6687) 'Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen/Cootie Williams/Thelonius Monk)

New York City: January 15, 1963
Betty Carter (vcl) acc by Joe Newman (tp); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Phil Woods (as, cl); Bob Ashton (ts); Danny Bank (bs, b-cl); Lloyd Mayers (p); Richard Davis (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

e. (6708) I Wonder (Cecil Gant/Raymond Leveen)
f. (6709) Theme From Dr. Kildare (Three Stars Will Shine Tonight) (Jerry Goldsmith)
g. (6710) Who What Why Where When (Betty Carter)
h. (6711) Two Cigarettes In The Dark (Lew Pollack/Paul Francis Webster)

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-h on Atco 33-152, Atco 80453-2 [CD].
Producer: Nesuhi Ertegun, Jerry Wexler & Arif Mardin
Engineer: Tom Dowd & Phil Iehle
Notes: Joel Dorn


JUMP FOR JOY
Joe Williams
New York City: February 4, 1963

Joe Williams (vcl) acc by Clark Terry, Bernie Glow, Thad Jones, Snooky Young (t); Urbie Green (tb); Quentin Jackson (bass tb); George Dorsey, Walt Levinsky (as); Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque (ts, f); Danny Banks (bs); Hank Jones (p); Kenny Burrell (g); Milt Hinton (b); Osie Johnson (d); Willie Rodriguez (perc); Oliver Nelson (leader, arr, cond).

a. (PPA1-3135) You Perfect Stranger (Peter Windsow/Michael Corda) - 2:22
b. (PPA1-3136) Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
    
(Harry Barris/Ted Koehler/Billy Moll) - 2:12

New York City: February 6, 1963
Joe Williams (vcl) acc by Clark Terry (t); Urbie Green (tb); Jerome Richardson, Phil Woods (ts, f); Danny Banks (bs); Kenny Burrell (g); Osie Johnson (d); Oliver Nelson (leader, arr, cond).

c. (PPA1-3139) More Than Likely (J. Leslie McFarland) - 1:57
d. (PPA1-3140) She Doesn't Know (I Love Her) (Jack Segal/Marvin Fisher) - 2:37

New York City: March 13, 1963
Joe Williams (vcl) acc by Clark Terry (t); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Phil Woods, Robert Ashton (sax); Danny Banks (bs); Herbie Hancock (p); Jim Hall (g); Wendell Marshall (b); Osie Johnson (d); Oliver Nelson (leader, arr, cond).

e. (PPA1-3879) The Sounds Of The Night (Gerald Fried/Johnny Mercer) - 2:24
f. (PPA1-3880) It's A Wonderful World (Harold Adamson/Jan Savitt/John Watson) - 2:00

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-f on RCA LPM(LSP)-2713, Bluebird 07863-52713-2 [CD], Victor (Jap) SHP-5342. a-f on Collectables COL-CD-2706 [CD] titled AT NEWPORT '63/JUMP FOR JOY.
Samplers: b also on RCA VICTOR (Eu) 74321 65370 titled PLANET JAZZ and Bluebird 6464-1-RB, Bluebird 6464-2-RB [CD], Bluebird (Eu) NL-86464, Bluebird (Eu) ND-86464 [CD] titled THE OVERWHELMING JOE WILLIAMS.
Producer:
George Avakian
Engineer: Ray Hall


ME AND THE BLUES
Joe Williams
New York City: February 6, 1963
Joe Williams (vcl) acc by Clark Terry (tp); Urbie Green (tb); Jerome Richardson, Phil Woods (ts, f); Danny Banks (bs); Kenny Burrell (g); Osie Johnson (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (PPA1-3141) Soothe Me (Joe Greene) - 2:22

New York City: April 10, 1963
Joe Williams (vcl) acc by Clark Terry (tp); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Phil Woods (as); Phil Bodner (ts, f); Jerome Richardson (bs); Junior Mance (p); Kenny Burrell (g); Bob Cranshaw (b); Osie Johnson (d); Oliver Nelson (arr); Jimmy Jones (cond).

b. (PPA1-3881) A Woman (Levy/Lester/Bartley) - 2:43   
c. (PPA1-3882) Come On Blues (Joe Bailey) - 2:52 
d. (PPA1-39960 Hobo Flats
(Oliver Nelson/Quincy Jones)

New York City: November 18, 1963
Joe Williams (vcl) acc by Clark Terry (tp); Urbie Green (tb); Phil Woods (as); Seldon Powell (ts); Danny Bank (bs); Hank Jones (p); Barry Galbraith (g); Milt Hinton (b); Osie Johnson (d); Oliver Nelson (arr); Jimmy Jones (cond).

e. Hobo Flats (Oliver Nelson/Quincy Jones) - 2:29

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-c & e on RCA Victor LPM(LSP)-2879, RCA Victor 63536 [CD]. a-c & e also on Collectables COL-CD-2703 [CD] titled ME AND THE BLUES/THE SONG IS YOU
Producer: George Avakian
Engineer: Ray Hall
Notes: George Avakian


HOBO FLATS
Jimmy Smith - Arranged and Conducted by Oliver Nelson
New York City: March 15, 1963

Clark Terry, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal (tp); Quentin Jackson, Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Tom Mitchell (b-tb); George Dorsey (as, f); Phil Woods (as); Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (ts); Danny Bank (bs, f); Jimmy Smith (org); Milt Hinton (b); Jimmy Johnson (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (63VK336) Walk Right In (Cannon/Woods) - 3:28
b. (63VK337) Trouble In Mind (Richard M. Jones) - 4:20
c. (63VK338) Meditation (Gimbel/Jobim/Mendonca) - 3:03
d. (63VK339) Blueberry Hill (Lewis/Rose/Stock) - 4:52

New York City: March 20, 1963
Clark Terry, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal (tp); Quentin Jackson, Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Tom Mitchell (b-tb); George Dorsey, Phil Woods (as); Al Cohn, Zoot Sims (ts); Danny Bank (bs, b-cl); Jimmy Smith (org); George Duvivier (b); Bill Rodriguez (d); Buddy Lucas (harmonica); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

e. (63VK340A) Hobo Flats (Pt 1) (Oliver Nelson) 
f. (63VK340B) Hobo Flats (Pt 2) (Oliver Nelson) 

same, Buddy Lucas out.

g. (63VK341) The Preacher (Horace Silver) - 6:10 
h. (63VK342) I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You (Gibson) - 4:10

Issues: a-h on Verve V/V6-8544, Metro (E) 2682025, Verve (E) VLP-9039, Barclay (F) GLP-3681. 
Singles: a & d also on Verve VK10298 [45]. 
Samplers: a-h also on Matrix (Ru) PN1182 [CD] titled HOBO FLATS/KEEP ON COMIN' and Mosaic MD6-233 [CD] titled OLIVER NELSON: THE ARGO, VERVE AND IMPULSE BIG BAND STUDIO SESSIONS. a also on Verve (F) 2632001 titled JAZZ HISTORY VOL. 1. a & g also on Verve (Jap) MV-9011/12 titled ALL ABOUT JIMMY SMITH. b, c, e & f also on Verve V6-652 titled 24 KARAT HITS. b also on Verve 829 537-2 [CD] titled JIMMY SMITH PLAYS THE BLUES, Verve 314 527 950-2 [CD] titled WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: BEST OF THE VERVE YEARS.  c also on Barclay (F) 74090 titled JIMMY SMITH, Verve 314 521 855-2 [CD] titled VERVE JAZZ MASTERS 29: JIMMY SMITH. e, f & g also on Verve VS-201 titled THE HITS ARE ON VERVE. e+f also on Verve VK10283 [45], Verve V6-8721 titled THE BEST OF JIMMY SMITH, Verve 2V6S-8814 titled THE HISTORY OF JIMMY SMITH, CDP8-29537-2 [CD], (E)VEP5022, Verve VLP-9164 titled JIMMY SMITH'S GREATEST HITS, Verve (F) 2610011 titled STAR PORTRAIT OF JIMMY SMITH, Verve 829 537-2 [CD] titled JIMMY SMITH PLAYS THE BLUES, Verve 314 531 563-2 [CD] titled TALKIN' VERVE: JIMMY SMITH, Verve 314 527 950-2 [CD] titled WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: BEST OF THE VERVE YEARS, Verve 314 547 161-2 [CD] titled THE ULTIMATE JIMMY SMITH, Verve 314 543 598-2 [CD] titled JIMMY SMITH'S FINEST HOUR, Verve (E) 556 636-2 [CD] titled JS:B-3 - THE VERY BEST OF JIMMY SMITH and Verve (Ger) 06007 5322079 [CD] titled JIMMY SMITH PLAYS RED HOT BLUES (JAZZ CLUB). e, f & g also on Verve 314 521 855-2 [CD] titled VERVE JAZZ MASTERS 29: JIMMY SMITH. e-h also on Barclay (F) 74088 titled JIMMY SMITH. g & h also on Verve (F) 2622006 titled JIMMY SMITH AND WES MONTGOMERY.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Bob Simpson. Re-recording Engineer: Ray Hall.
Notes: Del Shields


LEO SINGS WITH STRINGS
Leo Gooden with Oliver Nelson
New York City: 1963

Philip Bodner, Daniel Bank, Jerome Richardson, Romeo Penque (woodwinds), Donald James (org); Milton Hinton (b); Osie Johnson (d); Harry Lookofsky (vln, concert master); Milton Lomask, Paul Gershman, Sol Shapiro, Harry Glickman, Sylvan Shulman, Selwart Clarke, Raoul Poliakin, Arthur Granick, Alfred Brown, Charles McCracken, Peter Makas (strings); Leo Gooden (vcl); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. I Should Care (S. Cahn/Axel Stordahl/Paul Weston)
b. Pennies From Heaven (J. Burke/A. Johnston)
c. In My Solitude (Duke Ellington/E. DeLange)
d. In Other Words (Bart Howard)
e. It's Magic (S. Kahn/Julie Styne)

New York City: 1963
Philip Bodner, Daniel Bank, Jerome Richardson, Romeo Penque (woodwinds), Donald James (org); Joe Benjamin (b); Osie Johnson (d); Harry Lookofsky (vln, concert master); Paul Gershman, Harry Glickman, Selwart Clarke, Alfred Brown, Charles McCracken, Paul Winter, Leo Kruczek, George Ricci, Lewis Eley, Harold Coletta, Julius Held (strings); Leo Gooden (vcl); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

f. Moon Tune (Leo Gooden)
g. Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington/Mitchell Parish/Irving Mills)
h. Moon River (Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer)
i. Poor Butterfly (J. Golden/R. Hubbell)
j. They Wouldn't Believe Me (Jerome Kern/H. Reynolds)
k. Would You (Leo Gooden)
l. Midnight Sun (Hampton/Burke)

Issues: a-l on L-G LGM-1020
Producer: Oliver Nelson with Hale Smith and Bob Ashton
Engineer: George Pirus
Notes: Oliver Nelson


Leo Gooden
1963

Leo Gooden (vcl) acc by unknown horns, org, d; Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (PK5M-5948) Ugly, Ugly (Leo Gooden) - 2:50
b. (PK5M-5949) Winkee-Do (Leo Gooden) - 1:35

Issues: a & b on Noslen 45 101 [45].
Samplers: a-b also on Ace (E) CDCHD 1187 [CD] titled LEO'S FIVE - DIRECT FROM THE BLUE NOTE CLUB - 4200 MISSOURI AVE., E. ST. LOUIS, ILL.


Ruth Brown
New York: 1963

Ruth Brown (vcl) acc by unknown tp, tb, f, sax, p, g, b, d; Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (PK5M-7297) Secret Love - 2:25
b. (PK5M-7298) Time After Time (Styne/Cahn) - 2:15

Issues: a & b on Noslen LG-102 [45]


Leo's Five
1963

unknown tp, org, d, Don James (arr).

a. (R4KM-6217) Johnny Come Marching Home
     (Country Style) (Part 1)
- 2:39
b. (R4KM-6218) Johnny Come Marching Home
     (Country Style) (Part 2)
- 2:39

Issues: a & b on Noslen 103-04 [45], Noslen-104 [45].
Samplers: a-b also on Ace (E) CDCHD 1187 [CD] titled LEO'S FIVE - DIRECT FROM THE BLUE NOTE CLUB - 4200 MISSOURI AVE., E. ST. LOUIS, ILL.


SOUNDPIECE FOR CONTRALTO, STRING QUARTET AND PIANO
Oliver Nelson
1963

(unknown titles)

Note: Commissioned by Germany's Stuttgart Radio for their jazz orchestra to perform.

Issues: None


FOR MEMBERS ONLY
Shirley Scott - Orchestra Conducted By Oliver Nelson
New York City: August 24, 1963

Thomas Mitchell, Quentin Jackson, Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Thad Jones, Tom McIntosh, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal, Jerome Kail (tp); Shirley Scott (org); Mundell Lowe (g) Art Davis (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Joe Venuto (perc); Eddy Manson (harmonica); Oliver Nelson (arr,cond).

a. (11689) Toys In The Attic (George Duning) - 3:09
b. (11690) Southern Comfort (Oliver Nelson) - 5:37
c. (11691) Blue Piano (Duke Ellington) - 3:44 
d. (11692) Freedom Dance (Oliver Nelson) - 4:51
e. (11693) (not used)

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-d on Impulse A(S)51. a-d also on MCAD-33115 [CD] titled FOR MEMBERS ONLY/GREAT SCOTT
Samplers: b also on Verve 314 549 539-2 [CD] titled SHIRLEY SCOTT: TALKIN' VERVE. c also on Impulse 314 547 963-2 [CD] titled IMPULSIVELY ELLINGTON (1999). 
Producer: Bob Thiele
Engineer: Mickey Crofford
Notes: Del Shields 


King Curtis
New York City: September 4, 1963

Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Jerry Kail (tp); Quentin Jackson, Jimmy Cleveland, Tom McIntosh, Tony Studd (tb); Ray Beckenstein (fhr); George Dorsey, Romeo Penque (as, bs); King Curtis (as, ts); Bob Ashton, George Barrow (ts); prob. Paul Griffin (p); Cornell Dupree (g), prob. Jimmy Lewis (b); prob. Ray Lucas (d), prob. Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (50445-6) More Soul (Curtis Ousley/Oliver Nelson) - 2:45 
b. (50446)       
c. (50447-6) Theme From 'Lillies Of The Field' (Amen) Part 2 (Jerry Goldsmith) - 2:35 
d. (50448-1) Theme From 'Lillies Of The Field Part 1 (Jerry Goldsmith) - 1:59     

Note: (1) Capitol also list master #50446 for "Theme From 'Lillies Of The Field' (Amen) Part 1". (2) The excellent King Curtis Capitol discography, compiled by Kurt Mohr, Roy Simonds and Richard Weize for Bear Family (Ger) BCD-15670 CI [CD], indicates this session was recorded in Hollywood (and does not indicate Oliver Nelson's participation in any way), however the presence of the horns clearly indicates at least part, if not all, of this session was recorded in New York City. (3) A compilation titled INSTANT SOUL: THE LEGENDARY KING CURTIS (Razor & Tie RE 2054 [CD]), incorrectly cites "Soul Serenade" as part of this session "with the Oliver Nelson Orchestra." While "Soul Serenade" served as the "play" side of Capitol 5109 [45] (listed below), it is audibly not from this session.

Singles: a on Capitol 5109 [45]. d & c on Capitol 5061 [45].
Samplers:
a, c & d on Bear Family (Ger) BCD-15670 CI [CD] titled BLOW MAN, BLOW. a also on Capitol 7243 83650 4 2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF KING CURTIS, Collectables COL 5687 [CD] titled THE BEST OF KING CURTIS.
Producer: prob. Nick Venet


RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!
The Billy Taylor Trio with Big-Band Backing by Oliver Nelson
New York City: November 12, 1963

Snooky Young, Ernie Royal, Carl "Doc" Severinsen, Clark Terry (tp); Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, Urbie Green (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Phil Woods, Romeo Penque (as); Jerome Richardson, Stan Webb (ts); Danny Bank (bs); Billy Taylor (p); Ben Tucker (b); Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

 a. (24749) That's Where It Is (Theodora Castion) - 2:03
b. (24750-1) A Lot Of Livin' To Do (Lee Adams/Charles Strouse) - 2:49
c. (24751-1) Right Here, Right Now (Ben Tucker/Billy Taylor) - 2:24
d. (24752) I Believe In You (Frank Loesser) - 2:49
e. (24753) Easy Walker (Theodora Castion) - 2:54

New York City: November 15 and 16, 1963
Snooky Young, Joe Newman, John Bello, Thad Jones (tp); Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, Wayne Andre (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Phil Woods, Romeo Penque (as); Jerome Richardson, Stan Webb (ts); Danny Bank (bs); Billy Taylor (p); Ben Tucker (b); Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

f. (24754) Afterthoughts (Theodora Castion) - 3:11
g. (24755) Stolen Moments
(Oliver Nelson) - 2:51
h. (
24756) Give Me The Simple Life (Harry Ruby/Rube Bloom) - 1:41
i. (24757) Something Always Happens
(Billy Taylor) - 2:56
j. (
24758) Soul Sister (Billy Taylor) - 2:32
k. (
24759) Freedom (Ben Tucker/Billy Taylor) - 2:30
l. (24760) I Wish I Knew
(Billy Taylor) - 2:16

Issues: a-l on Capitol S(T)-2039.
Singles: l, c & k on Capitol (E) 12CL369 [12] (issued 1986).
Samplers: a, d on Tower ST-5166 titled UP-TEMPO TAYLOR.
Producer: Dave Cavanaugh
Engineer: Frank Abbey


SWINGIN' THE BLUES
Ris
ë Stevens
New York City: November 19 and 22, 1963

Risë Stevens (vcl) with
Joe Newman, poss. Clark Terry, poss. Joe Wilder, poss. Nick Travis (tp); poss. Urbie Green and others (tb); prob. Robert Northern, Robert Swisshelm (frhrn); Harvey Phillips (tu, contractor); poss. Ben Webster (ts solos); Oliver Nelson (ts); Charlie Russo (ts. cl); Phil Woods (as); prob. Ray Shiner (oboe, eng hrn); Jerome Richardson, Wally Kane (reeds); poss. Barry Galbraith (g); Richard Davis (b); Mel Lewis (d); prob. Gloria Agostina + strings. Gunther Schuller (arr, cond).

a. At Long Last Love (Cole Porter) *
b. The Man That Got Away (Harold Arlen/Ira Gershwin)
c. I'm Beginning To See the Light (Duke Ellington/Don George/
     Johnny Hodges/Harry James)

d. Speak Low (Kurt Weill/Ogden Nash) *
e. But Not For Me (George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin)
f. The Love I Long For (Vernon Duke)
g. Take Him (Rodgers & Hart)
h. Zing! Went The Strings of My Heart (James F. Hanley)
i. A Sunday Kind of Love (Barbara Belle/Anita Leonard/Stan Rhodes/Louis Prima)
j. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe (Harold Arlen/Yip Harburg) *
k. Angel Eyes (Matt Dennis/Earl Brent)
l. I Got The Sun in the Morning (Irving Berlin)

* without strings

Note: Many thanks to George Schuller for providing this information along with the help and recollection of Charlie Russo and Gunther Schuller.

Issues: None.


WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
Jimmy Smith 
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: January 20, 1964
Jimmy Smith (org) acc by orchestra including Ernie Royal, Snooky Young (tp); Urbie Green (tb); Romeo Penque, Jerome Richardson (reeds); Phil Woods (as, cl); Sol Schlinger (bs, b-cl); Kenny Burrell (g); Oliver Nelson (dir).

a. (64VK222) (Blues Original) (rejected) 
b. (64VK223) Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Richard Rodgers) - 7:04

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: January 21, 1964
same or similar.

c. (64VK224) Rhapsody in Blue  
d. (64VK225) Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Pt 1) (Kevin Knox/Don Kirkpatrick) - 4:20 
e. (64VK226) Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Pt 2) (Kevin Knox/Don Kirkpatrick) - 4:52 

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson . 

Issues: b, d & e on Verve V/V6-8583, Verve 823 309-2 [CD], Verve B0009403-02 [CD], Verve (Eu) 06025 1739693 7 [CD], 55 (Jap) FNCJ-5604 [CD]. 
Singles: d & e also on Verve VK10314 [45], Verve VK131 [45].
Samplers: b, d & e also on Mosaic MD6-233 [CD] titled OLIVER NELSON: THE ARGO, VERVE AND IMPULSE BIG BAND STUDIO SESSIONS. b also on Verve (E) VEP5022 titled SWINGING WITH THE INCREDIBLE JIMMY SMITH and Verve (Jap) MV-9011/12 titled ALL ABOUT JIMMY SMITH. b & d also on Verve 831 374-2 [CD] titled JIMMY SMITH: COMPACT JAZZ. b, d & e also on Verve 2V6S-8814 titled THE HISTORY OF JIMMY SMITH, Verve (F)2610011titled STAR PORTRAIT OF JIMMY SMITH, Metro (E) 2682025 titled WALK ON THE WILD SIDE/WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, Verve 314 547 161-2 [CD] titled THE ULTIMATE JIMMY SMITH. d & e also on Verve V6-652 titled 24 CARAT HITS, Verve (F)711073 titled THE BEST OF JIMMY SMITH, Verve (F) 2632001 titled JAZZ HISTORY VOL. 1: JIMMY SMITH, Verve (E) VLP9164 titled JIMMY SMITH'S GREATEST HITS. e also on Verve (E) 556 636-2 [CD] titled JS:B-3 - THE VERY BEST OF JIMMY SMITH and Verve (Ger) 06007 53253885 [CD] titled VERVE CLUB - LEGENDARY JAZZ GROOVES 1957-2009.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Daddio Daylie


HOW GLAD I AM
Nancy Wilson
New York City: January 25, 1964

Nancy Wilson (vcl) with others unknown, Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. Don't Rain On My Parade (from Funny Girl) (J. Styne/B. Merrill) - 2:12

Note: Other titles probably without Oliver Nelson. (Thanks to Michiel de Voogd.)

Issues: a on Capitol ST-2155.
Samplers: a also on
Capitol Jazz 0946 64638 2 7 [CD] titled BROADWAY - MY WAY.
Producer: Dave Cavanaugh


FANTABULOUS
Oliver Nelson
Universal Recording Studio; Chicago, Illinois: March 19, 1964
Art Hoyle, Snooky Young (tp); Ray Wiegand (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Phil Woods (as, cl); Kenny Soderblom (as, f); Bob Ashton (ts, cl); Oliver Nelson (ts, arr, cond); Jerome Richardson (bari f, alto f); Patti Bown (p); Ben Tucker (b); Grady Tate (d).

a. (13071) Teenie's Blues (Oliver Nelson) - 4:05
b. (13072) Daylie's Double (Audrey Nelson) - 4:00
c. (13073) Three Plus One (Oliver Nelson) - 3:24
d. (13074) A Bientot (Billy Taylor) - 3:44
e. (13075) Hobo Flats (Oliver Nelson) - 4:12
f. (13076) Take Me With You (Willie Jean Tate/Oliver Nelson) - 5:25
g. (13077) Post No Bills (Oliver Nelson) - 5:28
h. (13078) Laz-ie Kate (Oliver Nelson) - 3:59

Issues: a-h on Argo LP-737, Verve B0010795-2 [CD], Verve (Eu) 0602517621350 [CD], Chess (Holl) PAR S 506, Victor (Jap) MJ-1020.
Samplers: a-h also on Chess CH-2-9222, Chess CH2-92515 titled BACK TALK and Mosaic MD6-233 [CD] titled OLIVER NELSON: THE ARGO, VERVE AND IMPULSE BIG BAND STUDIO SESSIONS. b also on Affinity (E) CD ARC 507 [CD] titled OFF THE WALL. c also on Marble Arch (E) MAL725 and Chess (E) CRL-4505 titled MODERN JAZZ TODAY. d also on Chess GRD-2-812 [CD] titled THE HISTORY OF CHESS JAZZ. e also on Chess CH2-6025 [CD] titled THE BEST OF CHESS JAZZ.
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Not Listed
Notes: Esmond Edwards


OUR MANN FLUTE
Herbie Mann
New York City: May 7, 1964 (?)

Herbie Mann (f) with orchestra, Oliver Nelson (arr).

a. (7813) Theme From "This Is My Beloved" (Herbie Mann) - 5:07

Note: (1) According to the sleeve of Atlantic SD-1464, Oliver Nelson arranges only "(Theme From) This is my Beloved" (May 7, 1964). Michel Ruppli indicates that Oliver Nelson also arranged "Our Man Flint," which credit to Arif Mardin on Atlantic SD-1464 (recorded March 10, 1966). (2) Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a on Atlantic SD-1464. a also on Collectables COL-6830 [CD] titled OUR MANN FLUTE / IMPRESSIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST.
Producer: Nesuhi Ertegun
Notes: Bob Rolontz


TODAY, MY WAY
Nancy Wilson
New York City: May 9, 1964 (?)

Nancy Wilson (vcl) with strings, Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (24954) Welcome, Welcome (Kay Rogers/June Tansey) - 2:20

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a on Capitol (S)T-2321.
Producer: Dave Cavanaugh.


GREAT SCOTT!
Shirley Scott Trio - Orchestra Conducted by Oliver Nelson
New York City: May 20, 1964
Urbie Green, Quentin Jackson, Willie Dennis, Tony Struda (tb); Jerome Kail, Jimmy Nottingham, Snooky Young, Joe Wilder (tp); Bob Ashton, Romeo Penque (reeds); Shirley Scott (org); Barry Galbraith (g); George Duvivier (b); Johnny Pacheco, Willie Rodriguez, Osie Johnson (perc); Oliver Nelson (arr,cond).

a. (90122) Great Scott (Bob Hammer) - 2:21
b. (90123) The Seventh Dawn (Paul F. Webster/Riz Ortolani) - 3:39
c. (90124) Hoe Down (Oliver Nelson) - 3:21
d. (90125) A Shot In The Dark (Henry Mancini) - 3:02

same or similar, add Lillian Clark, Jerry Graff (vcl).

e. (90126) The Shadows Of Paris (Henry Mancini/Bob Wells) - 2:13

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-e on Impulse A(S)67, HMV (E)CLP1822. a-e also on Impulse MCAD-33115 [CD] titled FOR MEMBERS ONLY/GREAT SCOTT.
Singles: d & b also on Impulse 45-226 [45]. c also on Impulse 45-229 [45].
Samplers: d also on Verve 314 549 539-2 [CD] titled SHIRLEY SCOTT: TALKIN' VERVE and Verve (Ger) 06024 9847994 [CD] titled HENRY MANCINI SONGBOOK (VERVE JAZZ CLUB).
Producer: Bob Thiele
Notes: George Hoeffer


MR. BROADWAY
Dave Brubeck, Oliver Nelson
prob. New York City: 1964

Dave Brubeck (comp,arr,cond), Oliver Nelson (comp).

Note: Dave Brubeck issued renditions of his themes for this show on JAZZ IMPRESSIONS OF NEW YORK (Columbia CL-2275, Columbia CK-46189 [CD]). Also,  Oliver Nelson performed two of Brubeck's compositions from this show on MORE BLUES AND THE ABSTRACT TRUTH. TV series originally broadcast beginning September 26, 1964.

Issues: None.


COME BLOW YOUR HORN
Maynard Ferguson
New York City: August 1964

Maynard Ferguson (tp,flhrn); Dusko Gojkovic, Harry Hall, Nat Pavone (tp); Don Doane, Kenny Rupp (tb); Lanny Morgan (as); Frank Vacari, Willie Maiden (ts); Ronnie Cuber (bar); Mike Abene (p); Linc Milliman (b); Tony Inzalaco (d); Oliver Nelson (arr).

a. Groove (Oliver Nelson) - 2:48

same or similar , except Roger Kellaway (p) replaces Mike Abene.

b. Blues For A Four String Guitar (Elmer Bernstein) - 2:25

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson. Thanks to Ernesto de Pascale. 

Issues: a & b on Cameo SC-1066. 
Samplers: a & b also on Fresh Sound (Sp) FSCD-2010 [CD] titled THE NEW SOUNDS OF MAYNARD FERGUSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA 1964
Producer: David J. Edelman
Engineer: William E. Blachly


MIDNIGHT PIANO
Billy Taylor Trio and Orchestra -- Arranged and Conducted by Oliver Nelson
New York City: October 12, 1964
Billy Taylor (p); Ben Tucker (b); Grady Tate (d); Gene Orloff (solo vln); George Ockner, Paul Gershman, David Nadien, Harry Katzman, Max Pollikoff, Paul Winter, Raoul Poliakine, Harry Glickman (vln); Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Harvey Shapiro, Keremit Moore (cello); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (26004) This Is All I Ask (Gordon Jenkins) - 3:24
b. (26005) My Romance (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) - 2:24
c. (26006) Just The Thought Of You  (Billy Taylor) - 3:26
d. (26007) Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer) - 3:25

New York City: October 13, 1964
Snooky Young, Clark Terry, Joe Newman, Joe Wilder (tp); Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Julius Held, Romeo Penque, Jerome Richardson, Bob Ashton, Phil Woods, Danny Bank (reeds); Billy Taylor (p); Ben Tucker (b); Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

e. (26008) You Tempt Me (Billy Taylor) - 3:24
f. (26009) Midnight Piano (Billy Taylor) - 2:49
g. (26010) Miss Fine
(Oliver Nelson) - 3:00
h. (
26011) It's A Grand Night For Swingin' (Billy Taylor) - 2:35

New York City: October 14, 1964
Bob Singer, Dick Berg, Ray Alonge (fhrn); Billy Taylor (p); Barry Galbraith (g); Ben Tucker (b); Grady Tate (d); Julius Held, Bob Northern, Severino De Olievira, Carmelita Koehler (perc); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

i. (26012) You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
     
(John Benson Brooks/Bob Rusell) - 2:46
j. (26013) A Secret (Teddi Castion) - 2:14
k. (26025) Don't Ever Say We're Through (Teddi Castion) - 2:23
l (26026) Love For Sale (Cole Porter) - 2:53

Issues: a-l on Capitol (S)T-2302.
Producer: Dave Cavanaugh
Engineer: Frank Abbey


MORE BLUES AND THE ABSTRACT TRUTH
Oliver Nelson
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: November 10, 1964
Thad Jones (tp); Ben Webster (ts); Phil Woods (as); Phil Bodner (ts,ehn); Pepper Adams (bs); Roger Kellaway (p); Richard Davis (b); Grady Tate (b); Oliver Nelson (arr,cond).

a. (90199) Midnight Blue (Neal Hefti) - 4:03

same, Ben Webster out.

b. (90200) Goin' To Chicago Blues (Count Basie/James Rushing) - 4:34

same, add Ben Webster (ts).

c. (90201) Blues for Mr. Broadway (Dave Brubeck) - 8:09

same, Ben Webster out.

d. (90202) One for Phil (Oliver Nelson) - 3:54
e. (90203) One for Bob (Oliver Nelson) - 6:04

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: November 11, 1964
Thad Jones, Daniel Moore (tp);  Phil Woods (as); Phil Bodner (ts,ehn); Pepper Adams (bs); Roger Kellaway (p); Richard Davis (b); Grady Tate (b); Oliver Nelson (arr,cond). 

f. (90204) Blues and the Abstract Truth (based on Example 81
     from Patterns For Saxophone) (Oliver Nelson) - 5:11
g. (90205) The Critic's Choice (Oliver Nelson) - 2:18

same, Daniel Moore out.

h. (90206) Night Lights (Arnold Shaw) - 2:46
i. (90207) Theme from "Mr. Broadway" (Dave Brubeck) - 5:43
j. (90208) Blues O'Mighty (Johnny Hodges) - 6:45

Issues: a-c, e-g & i-j on Impulse A(S)75, Jasmine (E)JAS21, MCA (Eu)2292-54643-2 [CD], Impulse (Jap) YP-8502AI, Impulse (Jap) YX-8568, Impulse (Jap) VIM-5562, Impulse (Jap) 32XD-618 [CD], Impulse (Jap) MVCI-23075 [CD], Impulse (Jap) UCCI-9068 [CD], MCA MCAD5888 [CD], Impulse (Jap) MVCJ-19131 [CD], Universal (Jap) UCCI-9151 [CD]. a-j on Impulse IMPD-212 [CD]. 
Samplers: a also on Starbucks/Universal ? [CD] titled NIGHT, FALLING - JAZZ FOR LONG EVENINGS and Boutique (Ger) 0600753182147 [CD] titled MIDNIGHT JAZZ (MY JAZZ). a & c also on Impulse GRD-121 [CD] titled SEE YOU AT THE FAIR (by Ben Webster). c also on Verve
314 543 808-2 [CD] titled bEN WEBSTER'S FINEST HOUR. d on Impulse A(S)9101 titled THE DEFINITIVE JAZZ SCENE: VOLUME 3. g also on Affinity (E) AFF-190 titled BAZ FE JAZZ PRESENTS JAZZ DANCE 5:IMPULSIVE! (issued 1988).  h on Impulse A(S) 100 titled THE DEFINITIVE JAZZ SCENE: VOLUME II
Producer: Bob Thiele
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: George Hoeffer


ROUGH HOUSE BLUES
Lou Donaldson - Arranged And Conducted By Oliver Nelson
New York City: December 1964

Dave Burns (tp); Robert Ashton (ts); Lou Donaldson, Phil Woods (as); Danny Bank (bs); Lloyd G. Mayers (org); Richard Davis (b); Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (13610) Back Talk (Lou Donaldson)
b. (13611) L.D. Blues (Lou Donalson)
c. (13612) Days Of Wine And Roses (Mancini/Mercer)
d. (13613) Tippin' In (Smith/Symes)
e. (13614) Huffin' 'N' Puffin' (Lou Donaldson)
f. (13615) Ignant Oil (Lou Donaldson)
g. (13616) Rough House Blues (Lou Donaldson)

Issues: a-g on Cadet LP-768, MCA (Jap) MVCJ-19029 [CD]. a-g also on Chess CH-2-9222, Chess CH2-92515 titled BACK TALK.
Samplers: a, f & g also on Charly (E) ARC-509 titled SIGNIFYIN': THE BEST OF LOU DONALDSON. e also on Baz Fe Jazz (E) ARC-505 titled JAM FOR BOPPERS.
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Ray Hall
Notes: Joe segal


THE DYNAMIC SOUND OF J.J. WITH BIG BAND
J.J. Johnson
New York City; December 7, 1964
Clark Terry (tp, flhrn); Ernie Royal (tp); J.J. Johnson (tb, arr); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Jerry Dodgion (as, f); Oliver Nelson (as, ts, ts solo*); Jerome Richardson (ts, bs, f); Hank Jones (p); Bob Cranshaw (b); Grady Tate (d).

a (RPA1-6874) My Little Suede Shoes (Charlie Parker) - 4:55  
b. (RPA1-6875) Stratusphunk* (George Russell) - 6:50     
c. (RPA1-6876) So What (Miles Davis) - 4:15      
d. (RPA1-6877) Bemsha Swing (Monk/Best) - 3:10     

New York City; December 8, 1964
Thad Jones (tp, flhrn); Ernie Royal (tp); J.J. Johnson (tb); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Jerry Dodgion (as, f); Oliver Nelson (as, ts, arr); Ray Beckenstein (bs, f, b-cl); Hank Jones (p); Bob Cranshaw (b); Grady Tate (d).

e. (RPA1-6878) Stolen Moments (Oliver Nelson) - 5:50

same, except J.J. Johnson (arr).

f. (RPA1-6879) Swing Spring (Miles Davis) - 3:45         

New York City; December 9, 1964
Thad Jones (tp, flhrn); Ernie Royal, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Wilder (tp); J.J. Johnson, Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Tony Studd, Tommy Mitchell (b-tb); Jim Buffington (fhr); Bill Stanley (tu); Jerry Dodgion (as, f); Oliver Nelson (as, ts); Budd Johnson (ts, bs); Harvey Estrin (reeds); Hank Jones (p); Bob Cranshaw (b); Grady Tate (d); Gary McFarland (arr).

g. (RPA1-6882) Train Samba (Gary McFarland) - 6:50
h. (RPA1-6883) A Winter's Waif (Gary McFarland) - 5:50

same, except J.J. Johnson (arr).

i. (RPA1-6884) El Camino Real (J.J. Johnson) - 4:10   

Note: RCA Victor LPM(LSP)-3350 also known as J.J.!.

Issues: a-i on RCA Victor LPM(LSP)-3350, Mosaic MCD-1004 [CD], RCA (E) RD-7721, RCA (F) PL-43530, RCA (Ger) 74321 25727-2 [CD], RCA (Sp) RCA 74321 93845 [CD],  RCA (Jap) RGP-1078.  
Samplers: a-f & i also on Bluebird 6277-2-RB [CD], Bluebird
(Eu) ND-86277 [CD] titled SAY WHEN. c also on Bluebird 66089-2 [CD] titled RCA VICTOR JAZZ: THE FIRST HALF CENTURY.
Producer: Jack Somer
Engineer: Mickey Crofford
Notes: Jack Somer


RAY BROWN & MILT JACKSON
Ray Brown and Milt Jackson - 
Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Oliver Nelson & Jimmy Heath
New York City: January 4, 1965
Clark Terry (tp, flhrn); Snooky Young, Ernie Royal (tp); Tom McIntosh, Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Ray Alonge (frhrn); Phil Woods, Danny Bank, Jerome Richardson, Jimmy Heath, Romeo Penque, Bob Ashton (reeds); Milt Jackson (vib); Hank Jones (p); Ray Brown (b) ;Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (65VK200) Lazy Theme (Oscar Peterson) - 4:53
b. (65VK201) Lined With A Groove (Ray Brown) - 5:34
c. (65VK202) In A Crowd (John Lewis) - 6:05
d. (65VK203) Now Hear My Meaning (Jimmy Woods) - 5:16

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.  

Issues: a-d on Verve V/V6-8615, Verve (Jap) 23MJ 3203.
Samplers: a-d also on Verve 314 533 259-2 [CD] titled MUCH IN COMMON and Mosaic MD6-233 [CD] titled OLIVER NELSON: THE ARGO, VERVE AND IMPULSE BIG BAND STUDIO SESSIONS. b also on Verve
314 559 705-2 [CD] titled ULTIMATE RAY BROWN.


ROOM FOR ONE MORE
Irene Reid - Arranged and Conducted by Oliver Nelson
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: January 15, 1965
Irene Reid (vcl) acc by John Frosk, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, J.J. Johnson (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Robert Ashton (ts, cl); Jerome Richardson (ts, alto f, bass cl); Phil Woods (as, cl); Charlie Mariano, Jerry Dodgion (as); Danny Banks (bs, bass cl, alto-f); Roger Kellaway (p); Kenny Burrell (g); Bob Cranshaw (b); Grady Tate or Osie Johnson (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (65VK284) Why Don't You Tell Me So? (Reid) - 2:37   
b. (65VK285) Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (Porter) - 3:25 
c. (65VK286) Save Your Love For Me (Johnson) - 2:37
d. (65VK287) More (Ortolani/Oliviero/Newell) - 2:30       

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: January 17, 1965
same or similar.

e. (65VK288) They All Say I'm The Biggest Fool (Johnson) - 4:00   
f. (65VK289) Who Can I Turn To (Newley/Bricusse) - 2:32      
g. (65VK290) If Ever I Would Leave You (Lerner/Lowe) - 2:10    
h. (65VK291) When Did You Leave Heaven? (Johnson) - 2:37   
i. (65VK292) Theme From "Bewitched" (Bullock/Whiting) - 3:33    

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: January 19, 1965
same or similar.

j. (65VK293) In The Still Of The Night (Porter) - 1:50   
k. (65VK294) I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone (Johnson) - 2:45    

add unknown (background vcl).

l. (65VK295) Room For One More (Williams/Batchelor) - 2:19   

Issues: a-l on Verve V/V6-8621.
Singles: l & c on Verve VK-10353 [45].
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Del Shields


MONSTER
The Incredible Jimmy Smith - Arranged and Conducted by Oliver Nelson
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: January 19 and 20, 1965
Ray Beckenstein (cl,sop,pic,fl); George Dorsey (cl,as,fl); Phil Woods (cl,as); Jerome Richardson (cl,as,ts,fl,oboe); Robert Ashton (cl,ts,fl); Budd Johnson (sop,bar,b-cl); Danny Bank (bar,b-cl,fl-alto-fl); Harvey Estrin (cl,b-cl,alto-fl,sop-fl); Jimmy Smith (org); Kenny Burrell (g); Richard Davis (b); Grady Tate (d); Warren T. Smith Jr. (perc); Oliver Nelson (arr,cond).

a. (65VK218A) Goldfinger (Pt 1) (Barry/Bricusse/Newley) - 2:45  
b. (65VK218B) Goldfinger (Pt 2) (Barry/Bricusse/Newley) - 2:45
c. (65VK220) Monlope (aka Moonlore) (Jimmy Smith) - 6:15 
d. (65VK221) Gloomy Sunday (Rezso Seress/Sam M. Lewis) - 5:00
e. (65VK222) St. James Infirmary (Joe Primrose) - 6:00
f. (65VK223) The Creeper (Oliver Nelson) - 5:30 
g. (65VK224) Theme From "The Man With The Golden Arm" (Elmer Bernstein) - 4:30  
h. (65VK225) Theme From "Bewitched" (Greenfield/Keller) - 3:04
i. (65VK226) Theme From "The Munsters" (Jack Marshall) - 3:30  

Issues: a-i on Verve V/V6-8618. 
Singles: a & b also on Verve VK10346 [45]. 
Samplers: a & b also on Verve V6-652 titled 24 KARAT HITS, Verve VK136 and Verve (E) VLP9164 titled JIMMY SMITH'S GREATEST HITS. a/b & g also on Universal (Fr) 0171862 [CD] titled LA MÉTAMORPHOSE DES CLOPORTES. a/b, e & i also on Verve (Jap) MV-9011/12 titled ALL ABOUT JIMMY SMITH. b also on Verve (F) 711073 titled THE BEST OF JIMMY SMITH. c & e also on Verve 314 527 950-2 [CD] titled WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: BEST OF THE VERVE YEARS. f, h & i also on Verve (E)VEP5021 titled THE CREEPER. g also on Verve (F) 2304004 titled THE BEST OF JIMMY SMITH, VOL. 2. h also on Metro (F)2356080 titled VERVE JAZZ NO. 9: JIMMY SMITH.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Johnny Magnus


THE PAWNBROKER
Quincy Jones
prob. New York City: February 20, 1965

collective p
ersonnel incl. Freddie Hubbard (tp); J.J. Johnson (tb); Jerry Dodgion (as); Oliver Nelson (as, ts); Anthony Ortega (ss); Bobby Scott (p); Kenny Burrell (g); Tommy Williams (b); Elvin Jones (d); Don Elliott (vib); Ed Shaughnessy (perc); Mark Allen (vcl); Quincy Jones, Billy Byers, Dick Hazard (arr).

a. (2-35105) Theme From "The Pawnbroker" (Quincy Jones/Jack Lawrence)

Mark Allen out.

b. (2-35106) Main Title (Quincy Jones)
c. (2-35107) Harlem Drive (Quincy Jones)
d. (2-35108) The Naked Truth (Quincy Jones)
e. (2-35109) Otez's Night Off (Quincy Jones)
f. (2-35110) Theme From "The Pawnbroker" (Quincy Jones)|
g. (2-35111) How Come You People (Quincy Jones)
h. (2-35112) Rack 'Em Up (Quincy Jones)
i. (2-35113) Death Scene (Quincy Jones)
j. (2-35114) End Title (Quincy Jones)      

Issues: a-j on Mercury MG-21011 (mono), Mercury SR-61011 (stereo). a-j also on Verve 314 531 233-2 [CD] the THE PAWNBROKER/THE DEADLY AFFAIR.
Singles: b (edit), f (edit) & h (edit) on Mercury
72436 [45].
Samplers: c & h also on Mercury SRM2-623 titled NDEDA and Hip-o HIPD-40168 [CD] titled THE REEL QUINCY JONES. f also on Verve
069 490 667-2 [CD] titled QUINCY JONES'S FINEST HOUR. h also on Verve 314 549 540-2 [CD] titled QUINCY JONES - TALKIN' VERVE.
Producer: Quincy Jones


JOYRIDE
Stanley Turrentine - Arranged And Conducted By Oliver Nelson
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: April 13, 1965

Ernie Royal, Snooky Young (tp); Clark Terry (tp, flhrn); Henry Coker, Jimmy Cleveland, Tony Studd (tb); Phil Woods (cl, as); Jerry Dodgion (f, alto-f, picc, cl, as); Budd Johnson (cl, ss, ts ,b-cl); Bob Ashton (cl, ts); Danny Bank (f, alto-f, cl, b-cl, bs); Stanley Turrentine (ts); Roger Kellaway (p); Kenny Burrell (g); Bob Cranshaw (b); Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. A Kettle Of Fish (Jack McDuff)      
b. (1563) Bayou (Jimmy Smith)         
c. (1564) Mattie T (Stanley Turrentine)           

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: April 14, 1965
Ernie Royal, Snooky Young (tp); Clark Terry (tp, flhrn); J.J. Johnson, Jimmy Cleveland, Tony Studd (tb); Phil Woods (cl, as); Jerry Dodgion (f, alto-f, picc, cl, as); Albert  J. Johnson (Budd Johnson) (cl, ss, ts ,b-cl); Bob Ashton (cl, ts); Danny Bank (f, alto-f, cl, b-cl, bs); Stanley Turrentine (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Kenny Burrell (g); Bob Cranshaw (b); Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

d. (1563) (tk 2) Bayou (Jimmy Smith)   
e. (1570) (tk 10) Gravy Train (Lou Donaldson)         
f. (1567) (tk 16) I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone (Buddy Johnson)       
g. (1566) (tk 23) Little Sheri (Stanley Turrentine)         
h. (1565) (tk 28) A Taste Of Honey (Scott/Marlow)   
i. (1569) (tk 30) River's Invitation (Percy Mayfield)  
j. (1568) (tk 33) A Kettle Of Fish (Jack McDuff)     
k. (1564) (tk 34) Mattie T (Stanley Turrentine)   

Issues: d, f-i & k on Blue Note BLP-4201 (mono), Blue Note BST-84201 (stereo), Blue Note (Jap) BNJ-71058, Blue Note TOCJ-4201 [CD]. d-k on Blue Note CDP 7 46100-2 [CD],  Blue Note (Jap) CJ28-5095 [CD].
Singles: i (pt. 1) & i (pt 2) on
Blue Note 45-1917 [45].
Samplers: i also on Blue Note BST-89904, Blue Note LA-160-G2 titled THREE DECADES OF JAZZ VOLUME 3: 1959-1969, Blue Note (Du) 1A158-83395/8 titled 40 YEARS OF JAZZ,  Blue Note (Jap) BNJ-71106 titled SOHO BLUE, Rhino R2-72471 [CD] titled MASTERS OF JAZZ VOLUME 4: BIG BANDS OF THE 50s AND 60s
, Blue Note CDP 7 93201 2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF STANLEY TURRENTINE, Cema S21-57590 [CD] titled THE SOULFUL SAXOPHONE OF STANLEY TURRENTINE. and EMI (E) 5760672
[CD] titled THE STORY Of JAZZ.

Producer: Alfred Lion
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Leonard Feather


DOMINATION
Cannonball Adderley - With Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Oliver Nelson
New York City - April 26, 1965

Nat Adderley (tp, cnt); Jimmy Maxwell, Jimmy Nottingham, Clark Terry, Snooky Young (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Willie Dennis, J.J. Johnson (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Don Butterfield (tu); Budd Johnson, Bob Ashton (f, cl); Danny Bank (f, b-cl); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); Marshal Royal, Phil Woods (as, b-cl); Joe Zawinul (p); Richard Davis (b); Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (27082) Gon Gong (Victor Feldman) - 3:28   
b. (27083) I Worship You (Cole Porter) - 6:13       
c. (27084) Domination (Julian Adderley) - 3:32    
d. (27085) Cyclops (Nat Adderley) - 4:32
e. (27086) Mystified (aka Angel Face) (Joe Zawinul) - 3:41
f. (27087) Introduction To A Samba (Julian Adderley) - 5:05     
g. (27088) Interlude (J.J. Johnson) - 4:46   
h. (27089) Shake A Lady (Ray Bryant) - 2:53

Issues: a-h on Capitol (S)T-2203, Capitol Jazz 7243 4 77560 2 3 [CD].
Singles: d & h on Capitol 5457 [45]
Samplers: b also on Blue Note 7 243 5 37563-2 1 [CD] titled BALLADS. e also on Blue Note
7-2435-97069-2-4 [CD] titled CANNONBALL PLAYS ZAWINUL. e & h also on Pair PCD-2-1229 [CD] titled IN A GOOD GROOVE. h also on Blue Note (E) 8-30725-1, Blue Note (E) CDP 8-30725-2 [CD] titled DEEP GROOVE: THE BEST CANNONBALL ADDERLEY.
Producer: David Axelrod (
Capitol (S)T-2203). Bob Belden (Capitol Jazz 7243 4 77560 2 3 [CD]).
Engineer: Bob  Arnold
Notes: Julian (Cannonball) Adderley (
Capitol (S)T-2203). David Axelrod, Michael Cuscuna (Capitol Jazz 7243 4 77560 2 3 [CD]).


MONDAY NIGHT AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD
Herbie Mann
Live at the Village Gate, New York City: May 24, 1965

John Hitchcock, Mark Weinstein (tb); Herbie Mann (f); Dave Pike (vib); Chick Corea (p); Earl May (b); Bruno Carr (d); Carlos "Patato" Valdes (cga); Oliver Nelson (arr).

a. (8954) Motherless Child (Traditional) - 7:59

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a on Atlantic SD-1462, Wounded Bird WOU-1462 [CD], Atlantic (Jap) WPCR-75355 [CD].
Samplers: a also on Gambit (Sp) 69278 [CD] titled HERBIE MANN - CHICK COREA: THE COMPLETE LATIN BAND SESSIONS.
Producer: Nesuhi Ertegun
Engineer: Tom Dowd, Phil Iehle, Joe Atkinson
Notes: Art D'Lugoff


LATIN MANN: AFRO TO BOSSA TO BLUES
(aka BIG BOSS MANN)
Herbie Mann - Arranged and Conducted by Oliver Nelson
New York City: June 1, 1965
collective personnel inc. Carmell Jones, Jerry Kail, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal (tp); Jack Hitchcock, Mark Weinstein (tb); Quentin Jackson, Tony Studd (b-tb); Jimmy Heath (ts;) Danny Bank (b-cl); Herbie Mann (f); Chick Corea, Charlie Palmieri (p); Earl May, Bobby Rodriguez (b); Bruno Carr (d); Dave Pike (vib); Jose Mangual (bgo) Willie Bobo, Rafael Da Vila, Carlos Diaz, Tommy Lopez, Willie Rodriguez, Raymond Sardinis, Carlos "Patato" Valdes (Latin perc); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. What'd I Say (R. Charles) - 4:51
b. Bijou (R. Burns) - 3:25
c. Interlude (P. Rugolo) - 4:10
d. Manteca (W. Fuller/L. Gonzales/D. Gillespie) - 4:35

New York City: June 2, 1965
same or similar.

e. Let's Boom Chitty Boom (H. Mann) - 3:21
f. Senor Blues (H. Silver) - 3:50
g. Watermelon Man
(H. Hancock) - 4:05
h.
The Jive Samba (Nat Adderley)  - 5:00

New York City: June 24, 1965
Herbie Mann (f); Charlie Palmieri (p); Bobby Rodriguez (b); Rafael Da Vila, Carlos Diaz, Ramon Sardinas (vcl, perc).

i. Jungle Fantasy (E. Morales) - 4:00
j. Ave Maria Morena (F. Curbelo) - 4:35

Issues: a-j on Columbia CL-2388 (mono), Columbia CS-9188 (stereo), CBS (Eu) BPG-62585, Sony Music (Jap) MHCP 1101 [CD]. a-j also on Columbia 1068, CBS (Eu) 52824 titled BIG BOSS MAN.
Samplers: a-j also on Gambit (Sp) 69278 [CD] titled HERBIE MANN - CHICK COREA: THE COMPLETE LATIN BAND SESSIONS.
Producer: Tom Wilson
Notes: Leonard Feather


STANDING OVATION AT NEWPORT
Herbie Mann
Live at the Newport Jazz Festival; Newport, Rhode Island: July 3, 1965

John Hitchcock, Mark Weinstein (tb); Herbie Mann (f); Dave Pike (vib); Chick Corea (p); Earl May (b); Bruno Carr (d); Oliver Nelson (arr).

a. (9169) Stolen Moments (Oliver Nelson)

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a on Atlantic SD-1445.
Samplers: a also on Gambit (Sp) 69278 [CD] titled HERBIE MANN - CHICK COREA: THE COMPLETE LATIN BAND SESSIONS.


FEELING GOOD
Jean DuShon
New York City: July 19, 20 and 21, 1965

Jean DuShon (vcl) acc by collective personnel prob. inc. Thad Jones, Clark Terry (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green (tb); Phil Woods (as); Jerome Richardson (ts, f); Paul Griffin (p); Kenny Burrell (g); Milt Hinton (b); Osie Johnson (d); Oliver Nelson (arr).

a. (14068) I'll Never Find Another You (Tom Springfield) - 2:05
b. (14069) If I Ruled The World (Leslie Bricusse/Cyril Ornadel) - 3:08
c. (14070) You Don't Know (Meredith Willson) - 2;41
d. (14071) Out In The Cold Again (Ted Koehler/Rube Bloom) - 2:30     
e. (14074) Wild Is The Wind (Dimitri Tiomkin/Ned Washington) - 3:15
f. (14079) What Now My Love (Becaud/Delanoe/Sigman) - 2:45

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-f on Cadet LP(S)-4048.
Singles: d & f also on Cadet 5530 [45].
Producer: Esmond Edwards
Engineer: Phil Ramon
Notes: Del Shields


Oliver Nelson Quintet
Live at the B-14 Club, Rotterdam: October 16, 1965
Oliver Nelson (as,ts,f); Piet Noordijk (as); Pim Jacobs (p); Ruud Jacobs (b); Han Bennink (d).

Issues: None


RITA REYS MEETS OLIVER NELSON
Rita Reys with orchestra arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson
Hiversum (Holland): October 16, 1965
Benny Bailey (tp); Art Farmer (flh); Ake Persson (tb); Lee Konitz (as); Herman Schoonderwalt (ts); Sahib Shihab (bs,f); Pim Jacobs (p), Wim Overgaauw (g); Ruud Jacobs (b); Stu Martin (d); Wim van der Beek (calabazo); Rita Reys (vcl); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. Quiet Nights (Corcovado) (A. Jobim/B. Kaye/G. Lees) - 2:55

same or similar, Wim van der Beek out.

b. You Don't Know What Love Is (D. Raye/De Paul) - 3:30
c. Call Me Irresponsible (J. Van Heusen/S. Cahn) - 2:39
d. It Could Happen To You (Burke/Van Heusen) - 2:37

Hiversum (Holland): October 17, 1965
Benny Bailey, Cees Smal (tp); Art Farmer (flh); Ake Persson, Eric van Lier (tb); Lee Konitz, Piet Noordijk (as); Klaus Doldinger (ts); Sahib Shihab (bs,f); Pim Jacobs (p), Wim Overgaauw (g); Ruud Jacobs (b); Stu Martin (d); Rita Reys (vcl); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

e. Satin Doll (Ellington) - 2:35
f. Wives And Lovers (H. David/B. Bacharach) - 2:37
g. Ill Wind (Koehler/Arlen) - 3:58

Hiversum (Holland): October 18, 1965
same.

h. The Very Thought Of You (R. Noble) - 4:19
i. If I Were A Bell (F. Lesser) - 1:43
j. The Second Time Around (S. Cahn/J. Van Heusen) - 2:41

Note: Recording details on Philips P12700L not correct.

Issues: i-j on Philips (Du) P12700L, Philips (Du) ST840381PY, Philips (Jap) SFX-10525, Philips (Jap) EJD-1044 [CD], Philips (Jap) UCCM-9143 [CD], Universal (Jap) UCCU-5500 [CD]. 
Singles: f & e also on Nederlandse Jeugdherberg Centrale 113 380 W [45]. 
Samplers: a also on Philips 873025UBY. b also on [also on Philips 6678018]. e also on Mercury (Jap) PHCE3020/25 [CD]. f also on Irma (It) 501271-2 [CD] titled QUIET MOMENTS: A SELECTION OF CHILLED AND SPACE JAZZ TRACKS. b, f & i also on Mercury (Du) 528 540-2 [CD] titled RITA.
Notes: Oliver Nelson, Tony Vos


DZJES ZIEN
Oliver Nelson
Filmed Live For NCRV Television: Hiversum (Holland):
unknown, probably October 16, 17 or 18, 1965

Benny Bailey (tp); Art Farmer (flhrn); Ake Persson (tb); Oliver Nelson (ts, arr, cond); Klaus Doldinger (ts); Lee Konitz (as); Sahib Shihab (bs); Pim Jacobs (p), Wim Overgaauw (g); Ruud Jacobs (b); Stu Martin (d); Rita Reys (vcl).

a. Call Me Irresponsible
b. Quiet Nights

Rita Reys out.

c. Autumn Leaves
d. Midnight Blue

same, add Rita Reys (vcl).

e. You Don't Know What Love Is
f. It Could Happen To You

Art Farmer (tp); Ake Persson (tb); Lee Konitz (as).

g. Just Friends

Benny Bailey (tp); Art Farmer (flhrn); Ake Persson (tb); Oliver Nelson (ts, arr, cond); Klaus Doldinger (ts); Lee Konitz (as); Sahib Shihab (bs); Pim Jacobs (p), Wim Overgaauw (g); Ruud Jacobs (b); Stu Martin (d).

h. One For Paul

Note: (1) Broadcast on Dutch television on January 12, 1966. (2) Very special thanks to Michiel de Voogd for the comprehensive detail of this listing.

Issues: None.


TODAY
Herbie Mann - Arranged & Conducted By Oliver Nelson
New York City: November 18, 1965

Jimmy Owens (tp, flhrn); John Hitchcock, Joe Orange (tb); Herbie Mann (f); Dave Pike (vib); Earl May (b); Bruno Carr (d); Carlos "Patato" Valdes (cga); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (9602) The Night Before (Lennon/McCartney)
b. (9603) Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney)   
c. (9604) The Creole Love Call (Duke Ellington)
d. (9605) Don't Say I Didn't Tell You So 
(David/Bacharach)

New York City: November 19, 1965
same or similar.

e. (9606) Today (Herbie Mann/Oliver Nelson)   
f. (9607) Arrastao (Lobo/Gimbel)
g. (9608) The Mooche (Duke Ellington/Irving Mills)
h. (9609) If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody (Clark)

Issues: a-h on Atlantic SD-1454. a-h also on Collectables COL-CD--6829 [CD] titled HERBIE MANN PLAYS THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT... / TODAY!.
Singles: b (edit) on Atlantic 5065 [45]. e (edit) & f on Atlantic 5064 [45].
Producer: Nesuhi Ertegun
Engineer: Tom Dowd
Notes: Interview of Herbie Mann by Bob Rolontz


GOIN' OUT OF MY HEAD
Wes Montgomery - Arranged And Conducted By Oliver Nelson
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: November 20, 1965
Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Donald Byrd, Danny Moore (tp); Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Phil Woods (cl, as); Jerry Dodgion (cl, as, f, picc); Romeo Penque (cl, ts, picc, oboe, Eng-hrn); Bob Ashton (cl, f,ts); Danny Bank (bar, b-cl, f,alto-f); Herbie Hancock or Roger Kellaway (p); Wes Montgomery (g); George Duvivier (b); Grady Tate or Sol Gubin (d) Candido Camero (cga) Oliver Nelson (arr,cond).

a. (65VK547) Goin' Out Of My Head (Teddy Randazzo/Bobby Weinstein) - 2:11 
b. (65VK548) Boss City (Wes Montgomery) - 3:43   

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: December 22, 1965
same or similar.

c. (65VK580) Naptown Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 3:06   
d. (65VK581) End Of A Love Affair (Edward C. Redding) - 3:41   
e. (65VK582) Twisted Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 4:14  
f. (65VK583) Golden Earrings (Young/Livingston/Evans) - 5:13   
g. (65VK584) Chim Chim Cheree (Sherman/Sherman) - 4:48   
h. (65VK585) O Morro (Once I Loved) (Jobim/de Moraes) - 4:45  
i. (65VK586) It Was A Very Good Year (Ervin Drake) - 3:41  

Note: Verve V/V6-8642 and Verve 825 676-2 [CD] indicate recording dates as December 7, 8 and 22, 1965.

Issues: Verve V/V6-8642, Verve 825 676-2 [CD], Verve B0009402-02 [CD], Verve (Eu) 06025 1739691 3 [CD], CTI PDCTI (Ger) 1107-2 [CD], Verve (Jap) MV-2110, Verve (Jap) J28J-25097 [CD], Verve (Jap) POCJ-2123 [CD], Verve (Jap) UCCV-9188 [CD], Verve (Jap) UCCV-9354 [CD].
Singles: a & b on
Verve VK-10384 [45], Verve VK-10440 [45], Verve VK-137 [45].
Samplers:
a also on Verve V6-654 titled 24 CARAT GOLD, Verve 831 376-2 titled COMPACT JAZZ: THE SAMPLER and Verve B001394202 [CD] WES MONTGOMERY: PLAYS THE HITS (GREAT SONGS/GREAT PERFORMANCES). a, c & d also on Verve V/V6-8714 titled THE BEST OF WES MONTGOMERY. a, b & c also on Verve V3HB-8839 titled RETURN ENGAGEMENT. a & f also on Verve (F) 2632008 titled JAZZ HISTORY. a, b, e & h also on Verve (F) 2610010 titled STAR PORTRAIT OF WES MONTGOMERY. a, e & h also on Verve 0694906682 [CD] titled WES MONTGOMERY'S FINEST HOUR. a & h also on Verve (F) 2304025 titled THE VERY BEST OF WES MONTGOMERY. a & e also on Verve 314 519 826-2 [CD] titled JAZZ MASTERS 14: WES MONTGOMERY. a, f & h also on Verve 831 372-2 [CD] titled COMPACT JAZZ - WES MONTGOMERY. b also on Metro (F) 2364059 titled VERVE JAZZ and Verve 314 529 580-2 titled TALKIN' JAZZ - ROOTS OF ACID JAZZ. b & e also on Verve 314 539 787-2 [CD] titled ULTIMATE WES MONTGOMERY. b, e & h also on Verve 2V6S-8813 titled THE HISTORY OF WES MONTGOMERY. b & f also on Verve V6-8796, Verve (F) 2304003 titled EULOGY. b & g also on Verve (F) 2615005 titled VERVE JAZZ BOOK. c, e & h also on Metro (F) 2355008 titled JAZZ SPECTRUM VOL. 8 - WES MONTGOMERY. c & e also on Verve 835 318-2 [CD] titled COMPACT JAZZ - WES MONTGOMERY PLAYS THE BLUES. c, e & f also on Verve 314 521 690-2 [CD] titled IMPRESSIONS - THE VERVE JAZZ SIDES. e & h also on Verve V/V6-8757 titled THE BEST OF WES MONTGOMERY VOLUME 2. e & i also on Verve (E) SVLP-9221 titled A TRIBUTE TO WES MONTGOMERY. h also on Verve 314 535 528-2 [CD] titled WAVE: THE ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM SONGBOOK.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Orrin Keepnews


GOT MY MOJO WORKIN'
The Incredible Jimmy Smith - Arranged and Conducted by Oliver Nelson
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: December 17, 1965
Ernie Royal (tp); Phil Woods (as); Romeo Penque (ts,fl); Jerome Richardson (bar); Jimmy Smith (org,vcl); Kenny Burrell (g); George Duvivier (b); Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr,cond).

a. (65VK630) Got My Mojo Workin’ (Pts 1 and 2) (Muddy Waters) - 8:00 

same or similar, Jimmy Smith (org).

b. (65VK631) C Jam Blues (Duke Ellington) - 3:49 
c. (65VK632) Johnny Come Lately (aka Stomp) (Billy Strayhorn) - 3:58 
d. (65VK633) Hobson’s Hop (Jimmy Smith) - 4:28 

Note: Other titles recorded December 16, 1965, without Oliver Nelson. 

Issues: a-d on Verve V/V6-8641, Verve (Jap) SMV-1066, Verve (Jap) 23MJ-3083, PDCTI (Ger) 1130-2 [CD], Verve (Jap) UCCV-3029 [CD]. a-d also on Verve 314 538 828-2 [CD] titled GOT MY MOJO WORKIN'/HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
Singles: a also on Verve VK10393 [45], Verve VK10504 [45], Verve VK147 [45].
Samplers: a also on Verve V/V6-8721 titled THE HISTORY OF JIMMY SMITH, Verve 2V6S-8814 titled THE HISTORY OF JIMMY SMITH, Verve (F) 26908 titled JIMMY SMITH, Verve (F/Ger) 711073 titled THE BEST OF JIMMY SMITH, Verve (F) 2610011 titled STAR PORTRAIT OF JIMMY SMITH, Verve (E)VLP9164 titled JIMMY SMITH'S GREATEST HITS, Verve (F) 2622006 titled JIMMY SMITH AND WES MONTGOMERY, Verve 314 527 950-2 [CD] titled WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: BEST OF THE VERVE YEARS, Verve 314 543 598-2 [CD] titled JIMMY SMITH'S FINEST HOUR, Verve (E) 556 636-2 [CD] titled JS:B-3 - THE VERY BEST OF JIMMY SMITH and Blue Note 7243 5 40038 2 0 [CD] titled THE DEFINITIVE JIMMY SMITH. b also on V6-652 titled 24 KARAT HITS, (F) 26908, 711073. a & b also on Verve 831 374-2 [CD] titled JIMMY SMITH: COMPACT JAZZ. a-c also on Verve (F) 2632001 titled JAZZ HISTORY VOL. 1. c also on Verve 314 521 855-2 [CD] titled VERVE JAZZ MASTERS 29: JIMMY SMITH. d also on Metro (F)2356080 titled VERVE JAZZ NO. 9: JIMMY SMITH.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Orrin Keepnews (Verve V/V6-8641). John Corbett (Verve 314 538 828-2 [CD]).


ESTHER PHILLIPS SINGS
Esther Phillips
New York City: December 22, 1965
Esther Phillips (vcl) acc by Ernie Royal, Snooky Young, Jimmy Maxwell, Bernie Glow (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson, Kai Winding, Tony Studd (tb); Jerry Dodgion (as, f); Phil Woods (cl, as); Romeo Penque (ts, f); Bob Ashton (ts, cl); Danny Bank (bs); Paul Griffin (p); Leonard Pogan (g); George Duvivier (b); poss. Bob Cranshaw (b); Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (A9699) The Party's Over   
b. (A9700) A Taste Of Honey   
c. (A9701) It's All Right With Me    
d. (A9702) Just Say Goodbye    

New York City: January 24, 1966
Esther Phillips (vcl) acc by Snooky Young, Ernie Royal, Thad Jones, Bernie Glow (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, J.J. Johnson, Quentin Jackson, Wayne Andre (tb); Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods (as, f, cl); Bob Ashton, Jerome Richardson (ts, f, cl); Danny Bank (bs); Paul Griffin (p); Leonard Pogan (g); Bob Cranshaw (b); Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

e. (A9871) Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye 
f. (A9872) Let There Be Love      
g. (A9873) Crazy He Calls Me     
h. (A9874) I'm Tellin' You  

Note: (1) Other titles without Oliver Nelson. (2) Atlantic SD-8122 also known as ESTHER

Issues: a-h on Atlantic SD-8122. a-h on Collectables COL-CD-6228 [CD] titled AND I LOVE HIM/ESTHER PHILLIPS SINGS.
Singles: d also on Atlantic 2324 [45].


Jimmy Smith
prob. New York City: January 6, 1966

Jimmy Smith (org) with others unknown, Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (66VK200) Love Theme From "Where The Spies Are" (Nascimbene) - 2:35
b. (66VK201) Theme From "Where The Spies Are" (Nascimbene) - 2:50
c. (66VK202) (Title No. 1)
d. (66VK203) House Of The Rising Sun

Issues: b & a on Verve VK-10382 [45].
Producer: Creed Taylor


ALFIE
Sonny Rollins - With Orchestra Conducted By Oliver Nelson
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: January 26, 1966

J.J. Johnson (tb); Phil Woods (as); Sonny Rollins, Bob Ashton (ts); Danny Bank (bs); Roger Kellaway (p); Kenny Burrell (g); Walter Booker (b); Frankie Dunlop (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (90466) Alfie's Theme Differently (Sonny Rollins) -  3:44
b. (90467) Street Runner With Child (Sonny Rollins) - 3:59

Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Phil Woods (as); Sonny Rollins, Bob Ashton (ts); Danny Bank (bs); Roger Kellaway (p); Kenny Burrell (g); Walter Booker (b); Frankie Dunlop (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

c. (90468) Transition Theme For Minor Blues Or Little Malcolm Loves His Dad
   
 (Sonny Rollins) - 5:49
d. (90469) He's Younger Than You Are (Sonny Rollins) - 5:09
e. (90470) On Impulse (Sonny Rollins) - 4:28
f. (90471) Alfie's Theme (Sonny Rollins) - 9:41

Issues: a-f on Impulse A(S)-9111, MCA/Impulse MCAD-39107 [CD], Impulse IMPD-224 [CD], Impulse (E) IMP 1 224 2 [CD], Impulse (Jap) YX-8554, Impulse (Jap) YX-8554, Impulse (Jap) SR-3113, Impulse (Jap) YP-8508AI, Impulse (Jap) VIM-5540, Impulse (Jap) VIM-4639, Impulse (Jap) VIM-5649, Impulse (Jap) 32XD-608 [CD], Impulse (Jap) MVCI-23025 [CD], Impulse (Jap) MVCZ-30 [CD], Impulse (Jap) UCCI-9025 [CD], Impulse (Jap) UCCU-5102 [CD]. a-f on HMV (E) CLP(CSD) 3529 titled SONNY PLAYS ALFIE.
Samplers: a also on Starbucks/Universal ? [CD] titled NIGHT, FALLING - JAZZ FOR LONG EVENINGS, Verve
314 549 091-2 titled KEN BURNS JAZZ - DEFINITIVE SONNY ROLLINS and verve B0005211-02 [CD] titled SONNY ROLLINS: NEA JAZZ MASTERS. b, e & f also on Impulse B0006559-02 [CD] titled SONNY ROLLINS - THE IMPULSE STORY. d also on Impulse (Aus) 0600753318980 [CD] titled THE LOOK OF LOVE - A JOURNEY THROUGH THE VAULTS OF IMPULSE: COMPILED BY SAMIR H. KÖCK. d & f also on MCA MCA2-4127 titled GREAT MOMENTS WITH SONNY ROLLINS. e & f also on ABC/Impulse AS-9236-2 titled RE-EVALUATION: THE IMPULSE YEARS. f also on Quintessence (It) QJ-25181 titled ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET and Impulse B0006680-02 [CD] titled THE HOUSE THAT TRANE BUILT: THE STORY OF IMPULSE RECORDS.
Producer: Bob Thiele
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Nat Hentoff


SOUL BURST
Cal Tjader
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; February 11, 1966
Jerome Richardson, Seldon Powell (f); Chick Corea (p); Attila Zoller (g); Richard Davis (b); Grady Tate (d); Cal Tjader (vib); Carlos "Patato" Valdes (cga, vocal interjections); Jose Mangual (timb); Victor Pantoja (perc); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (66VK250) Manteca (Fuller/Pozo/Gillespie) - 6:40 
b. (66VK251-49) Cuchy Frito Man (Ray Rivera/Vin Roddie) - 2:18
c. (66VK252) My Ship (Weill/Gershwin) - 2:55   
d. (66VK253-52) The Bilbao Song (Weill/Brecht) - 2:15    

Note: (1) Other titles without Oliver Nelson. (2) Verve V6-8637 was issued in March 2001 by Speakers Corner Records (Germany) as a 180 gram heavy vinyl audiophile LP.

Issues: a-d on Verve V/V6-8637, Verve 314 557 446-2 [CD]
Singles: b on Verve VK-10397 [45].
Samplers: a also on Verve
314 531 562-2 [CD] titled CAL TJADER TALKIN' VERVE. a, c & d also on Verve 2V6S-8820 titled DOXY. b also on Verve V6-8725 titled THE BEST OF CAL TJADER and Verve 314 521 858-2 [CD] titled JAZZ MASTERS 39: CAL TJADER.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Herb Wong


COMPLEX CITY
Oliver Nelson
prob. New York City: c. 1966

unknown musicians

a. Complex City (Oliver Nelson)

Note: (1) Commissioned by CBS-TV for a television special focusing on three New York composers. (2) Part of this composition is utilized in Oliver Nelson's "Jazz Bug" (from OLIVER NELSON PLAYS MICHELLE) and was later included in full in Nelson's JAZZHATTAN SUITE.

Issues: None


A TOUCH OF TODAY
Nancy Wilson
Los Angeles: (1965)?
Nancy Wilson (vcl) acc. by rhythm section, strings, prob. Sid Feller (arr, cond).

a. (53798) No One Else But You (Walter/Delmin/Altman) - 2:10  
b. (53799) Have A Heart (Gene DiNovi/Johnny Mercer) - 2:27
c. (53800) Afterthoughts          

Los Angeles: March 16, 1966
Nancy Wilson (vcl) acc. by rhythm section, strings, Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

d. (55818) Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney) - 2:05 
e. (55819) And I Love Him (Lennon/McCartney) - 2:20
f. (55821) You're Gonna Hear From Me (D. Previn/A. Previn) - 2:44 

Los Angeles: March 17, 1966
Nancy Wilson (vcl) acc. by brass, reeds, rhythm section, Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

g. (55826) Call Me (Tony Hatch) - 2:19   
h. (55827) You've Got Your Troubles (Greenaway/Cook) - 2:26
i. (55828) The Shadow Of Your Smile (Webster/Mandel) - 2:00
j. (55829) Go Away      

Los Angeles, March 18, 1966
Nancy Wilson (vcl) acc. by brass, reeds, rhythm section, Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

k. (55833) Wasn't It Wonderful ? (Eddie Polka/George Wile) - 1:58
l. (55834) Goin' Out Of My Head (Teddy Randazzo/Bobby Weinstein) - 2:05
m. (55835) Before The Rain (Raney/Yellin/Rachmichael) - 2:12
n. (55836) Up Tight (Everything's Alright) (Moy/Wonder/Cosby) - 1:57

Los Angeles, March 22, 1966
Nancy Wilson (vcl); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond?).

o. (55863) The Power Of Love   
p. (55864) That Special Way      

Issues: a, b, d-i & k-n on Capitol (S)T-2495. a, b, d-i & k-n on Capitol (E) 7243 8 56060 2 1 [CD] titled TODAY, TOMORROW, FOREVER/A TOUCH OF TODAY.
Singles: a & b also on
Capitol 5564 [45]. c also on Capitol 5515 [45]. o also on Capitol 5639 [45]. j & p also on Capitol 5720 [45].
Samplers: f also on Capitol
CDP8-53921-2 [CD] titled THE BEST OF NANCY WILSON.
Producer: David Cavanaugh
Notes: Janice May


JUST FOR NOW
Nancy Wilson
Los Angeles: March 16, 1966

Nancy Wilson (vcl) acc. by rhythm section, strings, Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (55820) Rain Sometimes (Arthur Hamilton) - 2:16    

Los Angeles: March 17, 1966
Nancy Wilson (vcl) acc. by brass, reeds, rhythm section, Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

b. (55830) Love Can Do Anything (Mary Ann Maurer/Gene di Novi) - 2:34

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a & b on Capitol (S)T 2712.
Singles: a on Capitol 5639 [45]. l also on Capitol 5771 [45].

Producer: David Cavanaugh
Notes: Rory Guy


MORE BRASS
Kai Winding
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: March 25, 1966

Kai Winding, Bill Tole, Wayne Andre; Carl Fontana, Urbie Green, John Messner, Bill Watrous, Dick Lieb (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Paul Griffin, Hank Jones (p, harpsichord); Kenny Burrell (g); Richard Davis (b); Grady Tate (d); Bobby Rosengarden (bgo, tympani, perc); Oliver Nelson (arr).

a. (66VK323) Walk On The Wild Side (Bernstein/David) - 3:10

same, add Dick Williams (vcl direction) with unknown vocals.

b. (66VK324) September Song (Vocal) (Weill/Anderson) - 3:10

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-b on Verve V/V6-8657. 
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Kai Winding and reprinted article from VIP, The Playboy Club Magazine.


DELIGHTFULEE
Lee Morgan
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: April 8, 1966 

Lee Morgan, Ernie Royal (tp); Tom McIntosh (tb); Jimmy Buffington (fhrn); Don Butterfield (tu); Phil Woods (as, f); Wayne Shorter (ts); Danny Bank (bs, f, b-cl); McCoy Tyner (p); Bob Cranshaw (b); Philly Joe Jones (d); Oliver Nelson (arr).

a. (1719) (tk 3) Sunrise, Sunset (J. Boch/S. Harnick) - 6:15
b. (1720) (tk 17) The Delightful Deggie
(Lee Morgan) - 5:46
c. (
1721) (tk 25) Filet Of Soul (Lee Morgan (?)) - 8:26
d. (1722) (tk 35) Yesterday (J. Lennon/P. McCartney) - 5:46
e. (1723) (tk 36) Zambia (aka Kozo's Waltz) (Lee Morgan) - 8:00
f. (1724) (tk 43) Need I ? (Lee Morgan) - 7:07

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a & d on Blue Note BLP-4243 (mono), Blue Note BST-84243 (stereo), Blue Note (Jap) BNJ-71060. a-f on Blue Note CDP 7 84243-2 [CD], Blue Note (Jap) CP32-9543 [CD].
Samplers:
d also on Blue Note CDP 7 94861 2 [CD] titled LOVE ME BLUE: THE MUSIC OF LENNON AND McCARTNEY and Blue Note (Jap) TOCJ-6329 [CD] titled LEE MORGAN: THE BLUE NOTE YEARS.
Producer: Alfred Lion
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Leonard Feather


OLIVER NELSON PLAYS MICHELLE
Oliver Nelson
New York City: April 13, 1966
Clark Terry (tp,flhrn); Snooky Young (tp); Phil Woods (as); Oliver Nelson (as,ts,arr,cond); Romeo Penque (ts,falto-f); Danny Bank (bs); Hank Jones (p); Al Lucas (el-g); Billy Butler (g,el-b); Bob Cranshaw (b); Grady Tate (d); Bobby Rosengarden (perc).

a. (90510) Fantastic, That's You (G. Cates/C. Douglas/M. Greene) - 2:56
b. (90511) Island Virgin (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) - 3:25
c. (90512) These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (Lee Hazlewood) - 2:40
d. (90513) Flowers on the Wall (Lewis DeWitt) - 2:31
e. (90514) Beautiful Music (George David Weiss/George Douglas) - 2:16
f. (90515) Once Upon a Time (Johnny Hodges) - 3:35

New York City: April 14, 1966
Joe Newman (tp); Snooky Young, Clark Terry (tp,flhrn); Phil Woods (as); Oliver Nelson (as,ts,arr,cond); Jerome Richardson (ts,f,alto-f); Danny Bank (bs); Hank Jones (p); Barry Galbraith (g); Richard Davis (b); Grady Tate (d); Bobby Rosengarden (perc).

g. (90516) Jazz Bug (Oliver Nelson) - 2:58
h. (90517) Together Again (Buck Owens) - 3:04
i. (90518) Michelle (J. Lennon/P. McCartney) - 2:25
j. (90519) Do You See What I See? (O. Nelson/G.D. Weiss/G. Douglas) - 2:44
k. (90520) Yesterday (J. Lennon/P. McCartney) - 2:40
l. (90521) (Land of Meadows) Meadowland (Gusser/Knipper/Rome/Sirmay) - 2:46

Issues: a-l on Impulse A(S)9113, HMV (E)CLP3570, Impulse (Jap) MVCJ-19112 [CD], Impulse (Jap) UCCI-9069 [CD]. 
Samplers: b also on Impulse 314 547963 [CD] titled IMPULSIVELY ELLINGTON (1999).
Producer: Bob Thiele
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Nat Hentoff


ROLL 'EM
Shirley Scott
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: April 19, 1966
Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal (tp); Melba Liston, Quentin Jackson, Melba Liston, Tom McIntosh (tb); Paul Faulise (b-tb); Phil Woods, Jerry Dodgion (as); Jerome Richardson, Bob Ashton (ts); Danny Bank (bs); Shirley Scott (org); Atilla Zoller (g); George Duvivier (b); Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (90530) Sophisticated Swing (William Hudson/Mitchell Parish) - 2:49
b. (90531) Roll 'Em (Mary Lou Williams) - 4:08
c. (90532) Sometimes I'm Happy (Vincent Youmans/Irving Caesar/Clifford Grey) - 3:53
d. (90533) For Dancers Only (Don Raye/Sy Oliver/Vic Schoen) - 3:43  

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-d on Impulse A(S)-9119, Impulse GRD-147 [CD]. 
Singles: b also on Impulse 45-251 [45]. 
Samplers: a-d also on Mosaic MD6-233 [CD] titled OLIVER NELSON: THE ARGO, VERVE AND IMPULSE BIG BAND STUDIO SESSIONS. d also on Verve 314 549 539-2 [CD] titled SHIRLEY SCOTT: TALKIN' VERVE.
Producer: Bob Thiele
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Stanley Dance


PETER AND THE WOLF
The Incredible Jimmy Smith - Arranged and Conducted by Oliver Nelson
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: May 11, 1966
Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Eugene "Snooky" Young (tp); Quentin Jackson, Richard (Dick) Hixson, Tom McIntosh, Britt Woodman (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); James Buffington, Willie Ruff (frhrn); Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Stan Webb, Bob Ashton, Danny Bank (reeds); Jimmy Smith (org); Billy Butler, Barry Galbraith (g); Richard Davis (b); Grady Tate (d); Bobby Rosengarden, Harry Brewer (perc); Oliver Nelson (arr,cond).

a. (100419-13) The Wolf (Serge Prokofiev)
b. (100420-4) The Duck (Serge Prokofiev)
c. (100421-1) The Bird (Serge Prokofiev)
d. (100422-11) The Grandfather (Serge Prokofiev)

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: May 12, 1966
same or similar.

e. (100423-9) The Cat (Serge Prokofiev)
f. (100424-17) The Hunter (Serge Prokofiev)
g. (100425-21) Peter (Serge Prokofiev)
h. (100426-30) Duck Theme/Jimmy And The Duck (Oliver Nelson)
i. (100427-35) Peter's Theme/Meal Time (Oliver Nelson)
j. (100428) Elegy For A Duck (Oliver Nelson)
k. (100429-56) Cat In A Tree (Pts 1 & 2) (Oliver Nelson) 
l. (100430-57) Capture Of The Wolf (Oliver Nelson)
m. (100431-58/62) Finale: Parade (Oliver Nelson)/
     Peter Plays Some Blues (Oliver Nelson)

Note: Complete title on the sleeve of Verve V/V6-8652 is PETER & THE WOLF AND THE INCREDIBLE JIMMY SMITH ARRANGED AND CONDUCTED BY OLIVER NELSON.

Issues: a-m on Verve V/V6-8652, Verve 314 547264 [CD]. 
Singles: k also on Verve VK10467 [45], Verve VK10596 [45].
Samplers: a-m also on Mosaic MD6-233 [CD] titled OLIVER NELSON: THE ARGO, VERVE AND IMPULSE BIG BAND STUDIO SESSIONS.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Al "Jazzbo" Collins, Oliver Nelson


MONDAY, MONDAY
Paul Horn - Arranged and Conducted by Oliver Nelson
Los Angeles, California: June 2, 1966
Paul Horn (as, cl, f, picc) prob. with Mike Lang (p); Bill Plummer (b); Bill Goodwin (d); Lynn Blessing (vib) acc by orchestra, Oliver Nelson
(arr, cond).

a. (TPA3-0374) Girl (John Lennon/Paull McCartney) - 3:10         
b. (TPA3-0375) Monday, Monday (John Phillips) - 2:21         
c. (TPA3-0376) Norwegian Wood (John Lennon/Paull McCartney) - 3:42       
d. (TPA3-0377) (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Mick Jagger/Keith Richard) - 2:52 

Los Angeles, California: June 3, 1966
same or similar.

e. (TPA3-0378) Eight Miles High (Clark/McGuinn/Crosby) - 4:00    
f. (TPA3-0379) Paramashansa (Paul Horn) - 3:22        
g. (TPA3-0380) You've Got Your Troubles (Roger Greenaway/Roger Cook) - 2:25           
h. (TPA3-0381) Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind) - 1:49    

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-h on RCA Victor LPM(LSP)-3613.
Producer: Al Schmidt
Engineer: Dave Hassinger
Notes: Johnny Magnus


Oliver Nelson
New York City: June 6, 1966

Oliver Nelson plus others unknown.

a. (100617) You Can't Sit Down (Pt. 1)
b. (100618) You Can't Sit Down (Pt. 2)

Issues: None (MGM).


Jimmy Smith
New York City: 1966

Jimmy Smith (org), Oliver Nelson (arr) plus others unknown.

a. (100619) Who Do I Love (Pt. 1)
b. (100620) Who Do I Love (Pt. 2)

Issues: Verve VK-10424 [45] (possibly not issued).


CHANGES
Jackie & Roy
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 13, 1966

Roy Kral (p, vcl); Jackie Cain (vcl) with strings, Oliver Nelson (arr,cond).

a. (100658) Didn't Want To Have To Do It
b. (100659) No One Else But You
c. (100660) Counting
d. (100661) Happiness

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a & c on Verve V/V6-8688.
Producer: Creed Taylor


HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
Jimmy Smith - Arranged And Conducted By Oliver Nelson
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: June 14, 1966
Jimmy Smith (org), Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (100432) Wang Dang Doodle
b. (100433) Ain't That Just Like A Woman
c. (100434) One Mint Julep
d. (100435) Blues And The Abstract Truth
e. (100436) Raincheck
f. (100437) Sound Piece For Jazz Orchestra

Snooky Young, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams (tp); Melba Liston, Tom McIntosh, Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Donald Corado, Willie Ruff (frhrn); Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, Bob Ashton, Jack Agee, Jerry Dodgion (reeds); Jimmy Smith (org); Kenny Burrell, Billy Butler, Bill Suyler, Barry Galbraith (g); Bob Cranshaw (el-b); Richard Davis (b); Grady Tate (d); Bobby Rosengarden (bgo, perc); Buddy Lucas (hca); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

g. (100438) I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon) - 5:57 

same or similar, Buddy Lucas out.

h. (100439) One Mint Julep (Rudolph Toombs) - 5:28 

same or similar, add Buddy Lucas (hca).

i. (100440) Ain’t That Just Like A Woman (Claude Demetrius/Fleecie Moore) - 5:41
j. (100441) Boom Boom (John Lee Hooker) - 6:14 

same or similar, Buddy Lucas out.

k. (100442) Blues And The Abstract Truth (based on Example 81
     from Patterns For Saxophone) (Oliver Nelson) - 5:25 
l. (100657) TNT (Grady Tate/Ben Tucker) - 5:24 

m. (100662) I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man Pt 1 (edit of a)
n. (100663) I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man Pt 2 (edit of a)

Note: Lilith (It) LR-125 [CD] contains a bonus track, "Hi-Heel Sneakers" from GOT MY MOJO WORKIN' (Verve V/V6-8641), without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: g-n on Verve V/V6-8667, Lilith (It) LR-125 [CD]. g-n also on Verve 314 538 828-2 [CD] titled GOT MY MOJO WORKIN'/HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
Singles: m & n on Verve VK10426 [45], Verve VK10505 [45].
Samplers: g also on Verve V/V6-7821, Verve 831 374-2 [CD] JIMMY SMITH: COMPACT JAZZ, Verve 2V6S-8814 titled THE HISTORY OF JIMMY SMITH, Verve (E)VLP9164 titled JIMMY SMITH'S GREATEST HITS, Verve (F) 2610011titled STAR PORTRAIT OF JIMMY SMITH, Verve 829 537-2 [CD] titled JIMMY SMITH PLAYS THE BLUES. g & h  also on Verve V6-652 titled 24 KARAT HITS, Verve (F) 2304004 titled THE BEST OF JIMMY SMITH. g & j also on Verve (F)26913 titled JIMMY SMITH. g & k also on Verve (E) 556 636-2 [CD] titled JS:B-3 - THE VERY BEST OF JIMMY SMITH. h & k also on Mosaic MD6-233 [CD] titled OLIVER NELSON: THE ARGO, VERVE AND IMPULSE BIG BAND STUDIO SESSIONS. h & l also on Verve 314 531 563-2 [CD] titled JIMMY SMITH: TALKIN' VERVE.  k also on Verve 314 521 855-2 [CD] titled VERVE JAZZ MASTERS 29: JIMMY SMITH, Verve 314 527 950-2 [CD] titled WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: BEST OF THE VERVE YEARS. l also on Verve (F) 2632001 titled JAZZ HISTORY VOL. 1.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: John Corbett (Verve 314 538 828-2 [CD]).


SOUND PIECES
Oliver Nelson
New York City: September 7, 1966
Oliver Nelson (ss); Steve Kuhn (p); Ron Carter (b); Grady Tate (d).

a. (90627) The Shadow of Your Smile (J. Mandel/P.F. Webster) - 9:39
b. (90628) Example 78 (aka Refractions) (Oliver Nelson) - 5:58 
c. (90629) Patterns (Oliver Nelson) - 6:19 
d. (90630) Elegy for a Duck (Oliver Nelson) - 6:19
e. (90643?) Straight No Chaser (Thelonius Monk) - 8:54

Los Angeles: September 27, 1966
John Audino, Ollie Mitchell, Bobby Bryant, Conte Candoli (tp); Dick Noel, Mike Barone (tb); Richard Leith (tb, b-tb); Ernie Tack (b-tb); Bill Hinshaw, Richard Perissi (frhrn); Red Callendar (tu); Oliver Nelson (ss, arr, cond); Gabe Baltazar (as, cl, alto-f); Bill Green (piccolo, f, alto f, as); Bill Perkins (ts, b-cl, f, alto-f); Jack Nimitz (bs, b-cl); Victor Feldman (p); Ray Brown (b); Shelly Manne (d).

f. (90642) The Lady From Girl Talk (Oliver Nelson) - 4:50

Los Angeles: September 28, 1966
John Audino, Ollie Mitchell, Al Porcino, Conte Candoli (tp); Billy Byers, Mike Barone (tb); Richard Leith (tb, b-tb); Ernie Tack (b-tb); Bill Hinshaw, Richard Perissi (frhrn); Red Callendar (tu); Oliver Nelson (ss, arr, cond); Gabe Baltazar (as, cl, alto-f); Bill Green (piccolo, f, alto f, as); Bill Perkins (ts, b-cl, f, alto-f); Jack Nimitz (bs, b-cl); Mike Melvoin (p); Ray Brown (b); Shelly Manne (d).

g. (90639) Sound Piece[s] for Jazz Orchestra (aka Sound Piece I) (Oliver Nelson) - 9:36
h. (90640) Sound Piece II  
i. (90641) Flute Salad (Oliver Nelson) - 2:44

Note: (1) Matrix no. 90643 is also assigned to "Traffic Patterns" (Steve Kuhn/Gary McFarland). (2) Sleeve of Impulse GRD-103 [CD] indicates recording date of selections f & i as September 28, 1966. Details here specify Impulse recording session number 1419. (3) Sleeve of Impulse GRD-103 [CD] indicates recording date of selections g & h as September 27, 1966. Details here specify Impulse recording session number 1420.

Issues: a, c, d, f, g & i on Impulse A(S)9129, Impulse (Jap) IMP-88099, Impulse (Jap) YP-8503AL. a-g & i on Impulse GRD-103 [CD].
Samplers: a-g & i on Impulse IA-9335/2 titled THREE DIMENSIONS: THE DEDICATION SERIES/VOLUME III. c also on Impulse (E) IMP 12 402 [CD] titled MODALITY - BEAUTIFUL JAZZ ON IMPULSE (1999) and Impulse
B0007373-02 [CD], Impulse (Eu) 060251704401 [CD], Impulse (Eu) 06025 170 4440 [CD] (?) titled PURE FIRE! A GILLES PETERSON IMPULSE COLLECTION. d also on Impulse (E) IMP 12 392 [CD] titled SOULFUL - DELIVERING A JAZZ MESSAGE (1999). f, g & i also on Mosaic MD6-233 [CD] titled OLIVER NELSON: THE ARGO, VERVE AND IMPULSE BIG BAND STUDIO SESSIONS. i also on Impulse [no.?] titled HOW TO ENJOY COLLEGE ON IMPULSE.
Producer: Bob Thiele
Engineer: Bob Simpson
Notes: Nat Hentoff. Michael Cuscuna (Impulse GRD-103 [CD]).


JIMMY & WES THE DYNAMIC DUO
Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery

New York City: September 21, 1966
Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Dick Hixson (tb); Phil Woods (as, cl); Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f); Bob Ashton, Jerome Richardson (ts, cl, f); Danny Bank (bs); Jimmy Smith (org); Wes Montgomery (g); Richard Davis (b); Grady Tate (d); Ray Barretto (cga); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (101192) 13 (Death March) (Gary McFarland) - 5:21 

New York City: September 23, 1966
Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Phil Woods (as, cl); Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f); Bob Ashton, Jerome Richardson (ts, cl, f); Danny Bank (bs); Jimmy Smith (org); Wes Montgomery (g); Richard Davis (b); Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

b. (101191) Down By The Riverside (traditional) - 10:01
c. (101194) Night Train (aka Happy Go Lucky Local) (Duke Ellington) - 6:46 

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson. 

Issues: a-c on Verve V/V6-8678, Verve 821 577-2 [CD], Verve (Jap) MV-2069, Verve (Jap) 23MJ-3380, Verve (Jap) 20MJ-0050, Verve (Jap) J33J-25016 [CD], Verve (Jap) POCJ-1838 [CD], Verve (Jap) POCJ-9131 [CD], Verve (Jap) POCJ-2481 [CD], PDCTI (Ger) 116-2 [CD], Verve 314 521 445-2 [CD], Verve (Jap) POCJ-9231 [CD], Verve (Jap) UCCU-5079 [CD], Universal (Jap) UCCU-9240 [CD], Universal (Jap) UCCU-6081 [CD].
Samplers: a-c also on Mosaic MD6-233 [CD] titled OLIVER NELSON: THE ARGO, VERVE AND IMPULSE BIG BAND STUDIO SESSIONS. a also on Metro (E) 2356080 titled VERVE JAZZ NO. 9: JIMMY SMITH, Verve 823 448-2 [CD] titled WES MONTGOMERY: THE SILVER COLLECTION and Verve (Ger) 06024 9845996 [CD] titled WES MONTGOMERY (VERVE JAZZ CLUB) (aka BUMPIN' ON SUNSET). a & c also on Verve (F)2632008 titled JAZZ HISTORY VOL. 8: WES MONTGOMERY, Metro (F)2355008 titled JAZZ SPECTRUM VOL. 8: WES MONTGOMERY, Verve 314 529 580-2 [CD] titled WES MONTGOMERY: TALKIN’ VERVE and Blue Note 7243 5 40038 2 0 [CD] titled THE DEFINITIVE JIMMY SMITH. b also on Verve 314 527 950-2 [CD] titled WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: BEST OF THE VERVE YEARS (Jimmy Smith) and Rhino R2-72471 titled BIG BANDS OF THE 50s AND 60s. c also on Verve (F)2632001 titled JAZZ HISTORY VOL. 1: JIMMY SMITH, Verve (G)2615040 titled THIS IS JAZZ, Verve (Jap)MV-3002, Verve 813 374-2 [CD] titled JIMMY SMITH: COMPACT JAZZ.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Holmes ("Daddy-o") Daylie (Verve V/V6-8678). Michael Ullman (Verve 314 521 445-2 [CD]).


FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JIMMY AND WES
Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery

New York City: September 21, 1966
Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Dick Hixson (tb); Phil Woods (as, cl); Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f); Bob Ashton, Jerome Richardson (ts, cl, f); Danny Bank (bs); Jimmy Smith (org); Wes Montgomery (g); Richard Davis (b); Grady Tate (d); Ray Barretto (cga); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (101193) Milestones (Miles Davis) - 4:10 

New York City: September 23, 1966
Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (tp); Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston (tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Phil Woods (as, cl); Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f); Bob Ashton, Jerome Richardson (ts, cl, f); Danny Bank (bs); Jimmy Smith (org); Wes Montgomery (g); Richard Davis (b); Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

b. (101195) ‘Round Midnight (Monk/Williams/Hanighen) - 7:19

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson. 

Issues: a-b on Verve V/V6-8766, Verve V91226, Verve (Jap) MV-2090, Verve (Jap) POCJ-2189 [CD], Verve 314 519 802-2 [CD], Verve (Jap) UCCV-9193 [CD], Verve (Jap) UCCV-9359 [CD].
Samplers:  a also on Verve (G) 2615044 titled THE HISTORY OF JAZZ, Verve (Jap) MV-3002, Verve 069 490 668-2 [CD] titled WES MONTGOMERY'S FINEST HOUR and Verve (Ger) 06024 9845996 [CD] titled WES MONTGOMERY (VERVE JAZZ CLUB) (aka BUMPIN' ON SUNSET). a & b also on Verve 314 521 690-2 [CD] titled IMPRESSIONS: THE VERVE JAZZ SIDES ( Wes Montgomery) and Mosaic MD6-233 [CD] titled OLIVER NELSON: THE ARGO, VERVE AND IMPULSE BIG BAND STUDIO SESSIONS. b also on Verve V/V6-8804 titled JUST WALKIN’ (Wes Montgomery), Verve V3HB-8839 titled WES MONTGOMERY: RETURN ENGAGEMENT, Verve 314 512 165-2 [CD] titled JAZZ ROUND MIDNIGHT (Wes Montgomery), Verve 314 521 655-2 [CD] titled JAZZ ROUND MIDNIGHT.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Michael Zwerin (Verve V/V6-8766). Gene Santoro (Verve 314 519 802-2).


I LOVE EVERYBODY
Johnny Hartman
Los Angeles: September 28, 1966

Johnny Hartman (vcl) acc by Ollie Mitchell, Al Porcino, Conte Candoli (tp); Billy Byers, Mike Barone (tb); Bill Green, Plas Johnson (ts); Gabe Baltazar (as); Bill Hood (bs); Mike Melvoin (p); Herb Ellis, Howard Roberts (g); Joe Mondragon (b); Shelly Mann (d); James Lockhart (perc); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (13590) Today, I Love Everybody (Harold Arlen/Dorothy Fields) - 2:41
b. (13591) T'Ain't No Need (Nat Jones) - 3:10
c. (13592) For The Want Of A Kiss (R. Evans/S. Winkler) - 3:01
d. (13593) Girl Talk (Neal Hefti/Bobby Troup) - 3:00
e. (13594) That Old Black Magic (Johnny Mercer/Harold Arlen) - 3:22

Note: Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-e on ABC-Paramount ABC(S) 576.
Samplers: a-e also on Impulse IMP-152 [CD] titled UNFORGETTABLE and Gambit (Sp) CD-69205 [CD] titled I LOVE EVERYBODY (as by Johnny Hartman and Oliver Nelson). c also on Verve Booo1214-02 [CD] titled JOHNNY HARTMAN FOR LOVERS. e also on Hip-o HIPD2-40137 [CD] titled THE JOHNNY HARTMAN COLLECTION 1947-1972.
Producer: Bob Thiele
Notes: Pat Willard


SWINGIN' NEW BIG BAND
Buddy Rich
Live "Chez Club", Hollywood, California: September 29, 1966
Bobby Shew, John Sottile, Walter Battagello, Yoshito Murakami (tp); Jim Trimble, John Boice (tb); Dennis Good, Mike Waverley (b-tb) Gene Quill (cl,as) Pete Yellin (as, f); Jay Corre, Marty Flax (ts, cl, f); Steve Perlow (bs, b-cl); John Bunch (p); Barry Zweig (g); Carson Smith (b); Buddy Rich (d); Oliver Nelson (arr).

a. What'd I Say (Ray Charles) - 2:56   
b. More Soul (Oliver Nelson/King Curtis) - 4:19  

Live "Chez Club", Hollywood, California: September 30, 1966
same.

c. Critic's Choice (Oliver Nelson) - 3:28  
d. Step Right Up (Oliver Nelson) - 3:17   
e. Nancy Lynn

Live "Chez Club", Hollywood, California: October 1, 1966
same.

f. Up Tight (Everything's Alright) (Cosby/May/Judkins) - 2:49
g. Hard To Find

Live "Chez Club", Hollywood, California: October 2, 1966
same.

h. Step Right Up (Oliver Nelson)  
i. In A Mellotone (aka In A Mellow Tone) (Duke Ellington)  
j. Hoe Down (Oliver Nelson)  

Hollywood, California: October 10, 1966
same.

k. Naptown Blues (Wes Montgomery)  

Note: (1) Benny Goodman commissioned Oliver Nelson's arrangement of "In A Mellow Tone" - as well as Nelson's composition "Ballad For Benny", recorded on FULL NELSON - for the clarinetist's historic 1962 tour of Russia, but the songs were rejected. (2) Other titles without Oliver Nelson.

Issues: a-c on Pacific Jazz PJ-10113 (mono), Pacific Jazz ST-20113 (stereo), Pacific Jazz LN-10089, Fontana (Du) 888152ZY, Fontana (E) TL-5408, Liberty (Jap) LLP-88045, Liberty LBS-83107-E. a-c on BGD Records (E) BGOCD169 [CD] titled SWINGIN' NEW BIG BAND/KEEP THE CUSTOMERS SATISFIED. a-d, f & i-k on Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 8 35232 2 1 [CD].
Samplers: b on
World Pacific ST-20169 titled THE BEST OF BUDDY RICH. c also on United Artists UXS-86 titled BUDDY RICH BIG BAND SUPERPAK and Sunset (E) SLD 505/6 titled THE BUDDY RICH COLLECTION: BUDDY RICH BIG BAND.
Producer: Richard Bock
Engineer: Wally Heider
Notes: Leonard Feather


HAPPENINGS
Hank Jones & Oliver Nelson Featuring Clark Terry
New York City: October 19, 1966
Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (tp); Romeo Penque, Danny Bank, Jerry Dodgion (woodwinds); Hank Jones (p); Ron Carter (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Joe Venuto (perc); Oliver Nelson (arr,cond).

a. (90665) Jazztime, U.S.A. (Cates/Clayton/Pleis) - 2:20
b. (90666) Spy With a Cold Nose (Riz Orlanti) - 3:11
c. (90667) Funky But Blues (Oliver Nelson) - 2:54
d. (90668) Cul-De-Sac (Komeda) - 3:05

New York City: October 20, 1966
Ernie Royal, Snooky Young, Joe Newman (tp); Clark Terry (tp); J.J. Johnson, Jimmy Cleveland, Tom Mitchell, Britt Woodman (tb); Bob Ashton, Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson (reeds); Danny Bank (bar); Hank Jones (el-harpsichord); George Duvivier (b); Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr,cond).

e. Happenings (Oliver Nelson) - 3:11
f. Mas Que Nada (Pow, Pow, Pow) (Jorge Ben) - 2:36
g. Lou's Good Dues Blues (Oliver Nelson) - 4:24

same or similar, except Clark Terry (vcl).

h. Winchester Cathedral (Geoff Stephens) - 2:24

New York City: October 21, 1966
Ernie Royal, Snooky Young, Joe Newman, Clark Terry (tp); Jerome Richardson, Phil Woods (reeds); Danny Bank (bar); Hank Jones (el-harpsichord); George Duvivier (b); Grady Tate (d); Oliver Nelson (arr,cond).

i. Broadwalk Samba (Johnny Hodges) - 2:56
j. Lullaby of Jazzland (M. Albam/R. Ward) - 2:32
k. Fugue Tune - 4:26

Note: Impulse master listing indicates the October 19 session as October 28. Date listed above from the sleeve of Impulse A(S)9132 seems more likely.

Issues: a-k on Impulse A(S)9132, Jasmine (E)JASJAS61, Impulse (Jap) MVCI-23084 [CD], Impulse (Jap) MVCJ19110 [CD], Impulse (Jap) UCCI-9071 [CD].
Samplers: f also on Boutique (Ger) 069 710-2 [CD] titled A TRIP TO BRAZIL VOL. 3: BACK TO BOSSA. h also on Universal (Jap) UCCU-1043 [CD] titled SOUL SOURCE SUPREME MORNING. i also on Impulse [no.?] titled HOW TO ENJOY COLLEGE ON IMPULSE. k also on Verve (Ger) 0602498285794 [CD] titled SWINGING CLASSICS (VERVE JAZZ CLUB).
Producer: Bob Thiele
Engineer: Bob Arnold
Notes: Stanley Dance


LEONARD FEATHER PRESENTS THE SOUND OF FEELING
AND THE SOUND OF OLIVER NELSON
Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia of Jazz All Stars
Arranged and Conducted by Oliver Nelson
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: November 3, 1966
Ernie Royal, Burt Collins, Joe Newman, Joe Wilder, Clark Terry, Snooky Young (tp, flhrn); J.J. Johnson, Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Phil Woods (as, cl); Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f); Zoot Sims (ts); Jerome Richardson (ts, ss, f); Danny Bank (bs); Al Dailey (p); Eric Gale (g); Ron Carter (b); Grady Tate (d); Phil Kraus (mallets, perc); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (101574) Ricardo's Dilemma (Roy Ayers) - 2:35
b. (101576) Patterns for Orchestra (based on Example 79
     from Patterns For Saxophone) (Oliver Nelson) - 3:12

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: November 4, 1966
Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Joe Wilder, Clark Terry, Snooky Young (tp, flhrn); Nat Adderley (cnt); J.J. Johnson, Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Phil Woods (as, cl); Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f); Zoot Sims (ts); Jerome Richardson (ts, ss, f); Danny Bank (bs); Hank Jones (p); Eric Gale (g); Ron Carter (b); Grady Tate (d); Bobby Rosengarden (mallets, perc); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

c. (101578) Twelve Tone Blues (aka Patterns for Orchestra)
     (Oliver Nelson) - 3:13
d. (101579) The Sidewalks of New York (aka East Side, West Side
     (Charles B. Lawlor/James W. Blake) - 5:45 (6:28) 
e. (101580) Greensleeves (traditional) - 2:27

Los Angeles: December 11, 1967
Oliver Nelson (ss); Gary David (p,vcl); Ray Neapolitan, Chuck Domanico (b); Dick Wilson (d); Alyce Andrece, Rhae Andrece (vcl).

f. (L592) My Favorite Things (Hammerstein II/Rodgers) - 3:22 
g. (L593) Who Knows What Love Is (Gary David) - 4:23  
h. (L594) Waltz Without Words (Gary David) - 4:07
i. (L595) Phrases (Alyce Andrece/Rhae Andrece) - 3:38

same, except Gary David (marxophone). Oliver Nelson out.

j. (L596) Circe Revisited  (Gary David/Bob Fylling) - 5:55

Note: (1) Leonard Feather's Verve V6-8743 liner notes indicate titles on side two of this release ("Ricardo's Dilemma," "Twelve Tone Blues [Patterns for Orchestra]," "Sidewalks of New York" and "Greensleeves") make up Volume 2 in the "Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Sixties" series - which was never issued. (2) "Patterns for Orchestra" [mx. 101576] was to be issued on V6-8743, but "Twelve Tone Blues" was accidentally used in its place and mistakenly titled as the former. 

Issues: a & c-j on Verve V/V6-8743. 
Singles: f & g also on Verve VK-10616 [45]. 
Samplers: a-e also on Mosaic MD6-233 [CD] titled OLIVER NELSON: THE ARGO, VERVE AND IMPULSE BIG BAND STUDIO SESSIONS. a, b, d & e also on also on Verve 314 527 564-2 [CD] titled VERVE JAZZ MASTERS 48: OLIVER NELSON. e also on Verve (E) 2352099 titled A BIG BAND SPECTACULAR. f also on EmArcy (Eu) 0602527153773 [CD] titled NICOLA CONTE PRESENTS SPIRITUAL SWINGERS. f-j also on Sunbeam (E) SBRCD5045 [CD] titled UP INTO SILENCE (as by The Sound Of Feeling).
Producer: Creed Taylor (a-e). Jesse Kaye (f-j).
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder (a-e). Dave Wiechman (f-j).
Notes: Leonard Feather (Verve V/V6-8743). Bill Kirchner (Verve 314 527 564-2).


ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAZZ (IN THE SIXTIES) VOLUME ONE: THE BLUES
Leonard Feather
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: November 3, 1966
Ernie Royal, Burt Collins, Joe Newman, Joe Wilder, Clark Terry, Snooky Young (tp, flhrn); J.J. Johnson, Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Phil Woods (as, cl); Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f); Zoot Sims (ts); Jerome Richardson (ts, ss, f); Danny Bank (bs); Al Dailey (p); Eric Gale (g); Ron Carter (b); Grady Tate (d); Phil Kraus (mallets, perc); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. (101575) St. Louis Blues (Handy) - 6:10
b. (101577) I Remember Bird (Feather) - 6:25

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: November 4, 1966
Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Joe Wilder, Clark Terry, Snooky Young (tp, flhrn); Nat Adderley (cnt); J.J. Johnson, Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Bob Brookmeyer (v-tb); Tony Studd (b-tb); Phil Woods (as, cl); Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f); Zoot Sims (ts); Jerome Richardson (ts, ss, f); Danny Bank (bs); Hank Jones (p); Eric Gale (g); Ron Carter (b); Grady Tate (d); Bobby Rosengarden (mallets, perc); Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

c. (101581) John Brown's Blues (traditional) - 3:20

Note: (1) The above group is presented in the liner notes of Verve V/V6-8677 as "Encyclopedia Of Jazz All-Stars." (2) Other titles on Verve V/V6-8677 by Jimmy Smith, Count Basie and Earl "Fatha" Hines," without Oliver Nelson. 

Issues: a-c on Verve V/V6-8677. 
Samplers: a-c also on Mosaic MD6-233 [CD] titled OLIVER NELSON: THE ARGO, VERVE AND IMPULSE BIG BAND STUDIO SESSIONS. a & b also on Verve 314 527 564-2 [CD] titled VERVE JAZZ MASTERS 48: OLIVER NELSON. a also on Verve 314 553 246-2 [CD] titled COOL TALKIN' VERVE.
Producer: Creed Taylor
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Notes: Leonard Feather (Verve V6-8743). Bill Kirchner (Verve 314 527 564-2 [CD]).


HEART & SOUL
Introducing Miss Lorraine Ellison
New York City: November 1966 (?)

Lorraine Ellison (vcl) acc by orchestra, strings, Oliver Nelson (arr, cond).

a. Heart And Soul (Loesser/Carmichael) - 3:02
b. Games That Lovers Play (Eine Ganze Nacht) (Kusik/Snyder/Loose/Last) - 2:30
c. He's My Guy (Warren Schatz) - 2:44
d. What A Difference A Day Makes (Adams/Grever) - 3:00
e. A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke) - 3:30  
f. If I Had A Hammer (Hays/Seeger) - 2:15
g. When Love Flies Away (Ragavoy/Bell) - 3:09
h. Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton) - 3:04
i. Stay With Me (Ragavoy/Weiss) - 3:29
j. What Is A Woman? (Jones/Schmidt) - 3:00
k. That's For Me (Hammerstein II/Rodgers) - 2:36
l. My Man's Gone Now (Heyward/Gershwin) - 3:20

Issues: a-l on Warner Brothers W-1674
Singles: a & f on Warner Bros. 5895 [45].
Samplers: i also on Ace (E) CDCHD 1183 [CD] titled THE JERRY RAGAVOY STORY: TIME IS ON MY SIDE 1953-2003.
Producer: Jerry Ragavoy
Engineer: Phil Ramon(e)
Notes: Hal Halverstadt

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