Oliver Nelson

    Oliver Nelson

    • Oliver Nelson
    Oliver Nelson

    Oliver Nelson

    • Oliver Nelson

    Oliver Nelson

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        Oliver Nelson was a distinctive soloist on alto, tenor, and even soprano, but his writing eventually overshadowed his playing skills. He became a professional early on in 1947, playing with the Jeter-Pillars Orchestra and with St. Louis big bands headed by George Hudson and Nat Towles. In 1951, he arranged and played second alto for Louis Jordan's big band, and followed with a period in the Navy and four years at a university. After moving to New York, Nelson worked briefly with... Read more

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