Arranged by Oliver Nelson, Prepared by Dylan Canterbury, Rob DuBoff, and Jeffrey Sultanof
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Edition: Jazz Combo Arrangement

Description: Swing/Waltz - Difficult

Publisher: Jazz Lines Publications

Although not as well known as its older cousin, Oliver Nelson's 1965 album "More Blues and the Abstract Truth" is still one of the finest small group jazz dates of its time. Nelson did not play on these recordings himself, opting instead for an all-star lineup consisting of Thad Jones or Danny Moore on trumpet, Phil Woods on alto sax, Ben Webster and Phil Bodner on tenor sax, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Roger Kellaway on piano, Richard Davis on bass and Grady Tate on drums. Although each of Nelson's arrangements display several of his trademark harmonic tricks (fourth-based patterns, half-step rubs, etc), there is an impressive amount of musical diversity among the selections from these recordings.

"Blues and the Abstract Truth" starts out as a highly knotty and challenging melody before shifting into a minor-blues waltz, with yet one more shift to a 4/4 altered blues form for solos.

This publication was based on Oliver Nelson's original pencil score and the set of parts used during the recording session - this is not a transcription.

Full Score
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Guitar (Optional)
Trumpet: A5