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Oliver Nelson: The Sound of Feeling

In November 1968, “Verve” label released “The Sound of Feeling” (Leonard Feather Presents the Sound of Feeling and The Sound of Oliver Nelson), the 19th Oliver Nelson album.It was recorded in November 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs and in Los Angeles, and was produced by Creed Taylor and Jesse Kaye.

Personnel:

The Sound of Feeling(tracks 1-5)

  • Oliver Nelson – soprano saxophone
  • Alyce Andrece, Rhae Andrece – vocals
  • Gary David – vocals, piano, marxophone, arranger
  • Chuck Domanico, Ray Neapolitan – bass
  • Dick Wilson – drums

The Oliver Nelson Orchestra (tracks 6-9)

  • Oliver Nelson – arranger, conductor
  • Al Dailey, Hank Jones – piano
  • Eric Gale – guitar
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Grady Tate – drums
  • Phil Kraus, Bobby Rosengarden – mallets, additional percussion
  • Jerome Richardson – soprano saxophone
  • Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods – clarinets, alto saxophones
  • Jerome Richardson, Zoot Sims – tenor saxophones
  • Danny Bank – baritone saxophone
  • Burt Collins, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder, Snooky Young, Nat Adderley – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, J. J. Johnson – additional trombones
  • Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone
  • Tony Studd – bass trombone
  • Jerry Dodgion, Jerome Richardson – flutes

Track listing:

  1. My Favorite Things – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  2. Waltz Without Words – Gary David
  3. Who Knows What Love Is? – Gary David
  4. Phrases – Alyce Andrece, Rhae Andrece
  5. Circe Revisited – Gary David, Bob Fylling
  6. Ricardo’s Dilemma – Roy Ayers
  7. Patterns for Orchestra – Oliver Nelson
  8. The Sidewalks of New York – Charles B. Lawlor, James W. Blake
  9. Greensleeves – traditional

On January 13, 2017.

On January 13, 2017, “Glassnote Records” label released “Gentlewoman, Ruby Man”, a cover album by Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White. It was recorded in 2016, at “Montrose Recording” in Richmond, VA, and was produced by Matthew E. White.

Personnel:

  • Matthew E. White – vocals
  • Flo Morrissey – vocals
  • Allan Parker – guitar
  • Devonne Harris – keyboards
  • Cameron Raiston – bass
  • Pinson Chanselle – drums, percussion
  • Adrian Olsen – engineer, mixing
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • Alexandra Spalding – technician
  • Joel Speasmaker – art direction
  • Anouska Beckwith – photography
  • Cameron Lewis – photography
  • Jethro Waters – photography

Track listing:

  1. Look at What the Light Did Now – Kyle Field
  2. Thinking ‘Bout You – Frank Ocean
  3. Looking for You – Nino Ferrer
  4. The Color of Anything – James Blake
  5. Everybody Loves the Sunshine – Roy Ayers
  6. Grease – Barry Gibb
  7. Suzanne – Leonard Cohen
  8. Sunday Morning – Lou Reed, John Cale
  9. Heaven Can Wait – Charlotte Gainsbvourg
  10. Govindam – George Harrison

On April 30, 2020.

On April 30, 2020, Tony Oladipo Allen died aged 80. He was composer, songwriter and musician (drums), regarded as one of the primary co-founders of the genre of Afrobeat music. He has recorded and performed with Fela Kuti, Roy Ayers, Ernest Raanglin, Zap Mama,  Sébastien Tellier, Chicago Afrobeat Project, Moritz Von Oswald Trio, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jimi Tenor, Rocket Juice & The Moon, Gonjasufi and Hugh Masakela. Brian Eno described Allen as “perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived”.