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Sound Pieces

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Sound Pieces is an album by American jazz

composer, conductor and arranger Oliver Nelson
featuring performances recorded in 1966 for the
Impulse! label.[1]

Sound Pieces

1 Reception
2 Track listing
3 Personnel
4 References
Studio album by Oliver Nelson





September 7, 1966
Capitol Studios, New York City

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the

album 4 stars stating "Although best-known as an
altoist and a tenor-saxophonist, Nelson sticks
exclusively to soprano throughout the set. He
leads a 20-piece big band on three of his
compositions. Although one would not think of
Nelson as a soprano stylist, his strong playing
actually put him near the top of his field".[2]

Track listing

September 27-28, 1966

Western Recorders, Los Angeles




39:58 original LP
55:09 CD reissue




Bob Thiele
Oliver Nelson chronology

All compositions by Oliver Nelson except as


Oliver Nelson
Plays Michelle

Sound Pieces


1. "Sound Piece for Jazz Orchestra" - 9:44

2. "Flute Salad" - 2:49

Professional ratings

3. "The Lady From Girl Talk" - 4:59

4. "The Shadow of Your Smile" (Mandel,
Webster) - 9:44
5. "Patterns" - 6:19
6. "Elegy for a Duck" - 6:23
Bonus tracks on CD reissue:

Review scores


7. "Straight, No Chaser" (Monk) - 9:10

8. "Example Seventy Eight" - 6:01
Recorded on September 7, 1966 (#4-8) and September 27, 1966 (#3) and September 28, 1966 (#1, 2).

Tracks 1-3
Oliver Nelson - soprano saxophone, arranger, conductor
John Audino, Bobby Bryant (#1-2), Conte Candoli, Ollie Mitchell, Al Porcino (#3) - trumpet
Mike Barone, Billy Byers (#3), Richard Leith, Dick Noel (#1-2), Ernie Tack - trombone
Bill Hinshaw, Richard Perissi - French horn
Red Callender - tuba
Gabe Baltazar - alto saxophone, clarinet, alto flute
Bill Green - piccolo, flute, alto flute, alto saxophone
Plas Johnson - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, alto flute
Bill Perkins - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, alto flute
Jack Nimitz - baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Victor Feldman - piano
Ray Brown bass
Shelly Manne drums
Recorded in Hollywood
Tracks 4-8
Oliver Nelson - soprano saxophone
Steve Kuhn - piano
Ron Carter bass
Grady Tate drums
Recorded in New York

1. ^ Impulse! Records discography (
/#a-9129) accessed April 1, 2011
2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review ( accessed April
1, 2011

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