Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard ‎– The Blues And The Abstract Truth

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A-5-S, STEREO A-5 Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album) Impulse!, Impulse! A-5-S, STEREO A-5 US 1961 Sell This Version
A-5 Oliver Nelson Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, Mono) Impulse! A-5 US 1961 Sell This Version
A-5 Oliver Nelson Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Impulse! A-5 US 1961 Sell This Version
AS-5 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP) Impulse! AS-5 US 1961 Sell This Version
QELP 8048 Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album) La Voce Del Padrone QELP 8048 Italy 1961 Sell This Version
A-5, SNY 4, SILBT 85 Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album) Impulse!, Impulse!, Impulse! A-5, SNY 4, SILBT 85 Japan 1961 Sell This Version
CSD 1422 Oliver Nelson, Bill Evans, Eric Dolphy, Paul Chambers (3), Freddie Hubbard Oliver Nelson, Bill Evans, Eric Dolphy, Paul Chambers (3), Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album) His Master's Voice CSD 1422 UK 1961 Sell This Version
A-5 Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, Mono) Impulse! A-5 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
A-5 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, Mono) Impulse! A-5 US 1961 Sell This Version
A-5 Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Impulse! A-5 US 1961 Sell This Version
CLP 1528 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Mono) His Master's Voice CLP 1528 UK 1961 Sell This Version
IL-30,701 Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Eric Dolphy, Oliver Nelson, Paul Chambers (3), Freddie Hubbard Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Eric Dolphy, Oliver Nelson, Paul Chambers (3), Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Mono) Impulse! IL-30,701 Australia 1961 Sell This Version
A-5 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Mono) Impulse! A-5 US 1961 Sell This Version
A-5, SH 3017 Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album) Impulse!, Impulse! A-5, SH 3017 Japan 1964 Sell This Version
AS-5 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, RE) Impulse! AS-5 US 1968 Sell This Version
SR 3023 Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album) Impulse! SR 3023 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
AS-5 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, RE) Impulse! AS-5 US 1971 Sell This Version
AS-5 Oliver Nelson Starring Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard Oliver Nelson Starring Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE) Impulse! AS-5 US 1972 Sell This Version
IMP-88098 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse! IMP-88098 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
AS-5 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, RE) Impulse! AS-5 US 1972 Sell This Version
A-5, AS-5 Oliver Nelson Starring Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard Oliver Nelson Starring Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, ABC Records A-5, AS-5 US 1973 Sell This Version
8179 Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard - El Blues Y La Verdad Abstracta(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Probe 8179 Argentina 1975 Sell This Version
YP-8501-AI Oliver Nelson / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Bill Evans / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard Oliver Nelson / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Bill Evans / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE) Impulse! YP-8501-AI Japan 1976 Sell This Version
IMPL 8014 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE) Impulse! IMPL 8014 UK 1976 Sell This Version
STEREO A-5, AS-5 Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse!, MCA Records STEREO A-5, AS-5 US 1977 Sell This Version
YX-8567-AI Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse! YX-8567-AI Japan 1978 Sell This Version
17.1320/8 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE, Gat) ABC Impulse! 17.1320/8 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
IMPL 5049 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse! IMPL 5049 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
MCA-29063 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, Impulse! MCA-29063 US 1980 Sell This Version
AS-5, MCA 29063 Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, MCA Records AS-5, MCA 29063 US 1980 Sell This Version
VIM-5561 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records VIM-5561 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-29063 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, Impulse! MCA-29063 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
VIM 5648, AS-5 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) MCA Records, Impulse! VIM 5648, AS-5 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
VIM-4646 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE, Gat) MCA Records VIM-4646 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
MCAD-5659, JVC-468 Oliver Nelson Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Impulse!, MCA Impulse! MCAD-5659, JVC-468 US 1986 Sell This Version
MCAD-5659, JVC-468 Oliver Nelson Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Impulse!, MCA Impulse! MCAD-5659, JVC-468 US 1986 Sell This Version
MCAC-5659, MCAC 5659 Oliver Nelson Featuring Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, George Barrow Oliver Nelson Featuring Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, George Barrow - Blues And The Abstract Truth(Cass, RE, RM) MCA Impulse!, MCA Impulse! MCAC-5659, MCAC 5659 US 1986 Sell This Version
MCA-5659 Oliver Nelson Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE, RM) MCA Impulse! MCA-5659 US 1986 Sell This Version
254 631-2 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse! 254 631-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-617 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse! 32XD-617 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
A-5-S, EQJP-4 Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, WEA Music K.K. A-5-S, EQJP-4 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
MVCI-23029, AS-5 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse!, Impulse! MVCI-23029, AS-5 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
PDCTI 1122-2 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE) CTI Records PDCTI 1122-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
MVCZ-31 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Impulse! MVCZ-31 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
513629T Oliver Nelson Featuring Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, George Barrow Oliver Nelson Featuring Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, George Barrow - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE) Jazz Heritage 513629T US 1994 Sell This Version
IMPD 154 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Impulse! IMPD 154 US 1995 Sell This Version
IMP 11542 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse! IMP 11542 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
IMP 11542, 051 154-2 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Impulse!, Impulse! IMP 11542, 051 154-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
IMP-154 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Ltd, RE, RM, Hea) Impulse! IMP-154 US 1995 Sell This Version
UCCI-9030 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Impulse! UCCI-9030 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
AS-5 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Speakers Corner Records, Impulse! AS-5 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
UCJU-9030 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Impulse! UCJU-9030 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
0602517046566 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse! 0602517046566 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
60251704656 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE, RM) Impulse! 60251704656 Brazil 2006 Sell This Version
5185384 Oliver Nelson Featuring Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, George Barrow Oliver Nelson Featuring Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, George Barrow - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CDr) Jazz Heritage 5185384 US 2006 Sell This Version
A-5, 1744816 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE) Impulse!, Universal A-5, 1744816 Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
B0009781-02, AS-5 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE) Verve Records, Impulse! B0009781-02, AS-5 US 2007 Sell This Version
0602517448162 Oliver Nelson Starring: Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard Oliver Nelson Starring: Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE) Impulse! 0602517448162 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
AIPJ 5, A-5 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Analogue Productions, Impulse! AIPJ 5, A-5 US 2009 Sell This Version
A-5 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Impulse! A-5 Spain 2010 Sell This Version
CIPJ 5 SA, AS-5, B0012104-06 Oliver Nelson Sextet* The Blues And The Abstract Truth(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM) Analogue Productions, Impulse!, Universal Music Special Markets CIPJ 5 SA, AS-5, B0012104-06 US 2010 Sell This Version
UCCU-6071 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Impulse! UCCU-6071 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
A-5 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE, 180) Impulse! A-5 Italy 2011 Sell This Version
UCGU-9028 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(SACD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Impulse! UCGU-9028 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
AS-5 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse! AS-5 Italy 2012 Sell This Version
JWR 4538 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Jazz Wax Records JWR 4538 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
715682 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE, RM) Hallmark Music & Entertainment 715682 UK 2015 Sell This Version
ACV 2059 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 140) Doxy ACV 2059 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
DOL835H Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE, 180) DOL DOL835H Europe 2015 Sell This Version
UCCU-5607 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Impulse! UCCU-5607 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
AS-5 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse! AS-5 UK & Ireland 2016 Sell This Version
200895 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth - The Stereo & Mono Versions(2x12", Album, Mono, RE, 180) Green Corner 200895 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
DOL835HG Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE, 180) DOL DOL835HG Europe 2017 Sell This Version
DOL835HG Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) DOL DOL835HG Europe 2018 Sell This Version
99048 Oliver Nelson Starring: Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard Oliver Nelson Starring: Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(CD, Album, RE, Ext) American Jazz Classics 99048 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
JAS 20 Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE) Jasmine Records JAS 20 UK Unknown Sell This Version
AS-5, A-5 Oliver Nelson Starring Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard Oliver Nelson Starring Paul Chambers (3), Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RE, Gat) ABC Impulse!, Impulse! AS-5, A-5 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-5 Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers (3) / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth(LP, Album, RP) Impulse!, ABC Records A-5 US Unknown Sell This Version

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tristandahn

tristandahn

October 2, 2018
referencing The Blues And The Abstract Truth, LP, Album, A-5-S, STEREO A-5
Does anyone have a picture of the center label, or know if there are two different center labels? I see the description above, but mine doesn't match that, rather it matches the label pictured for this release: https://www.discogs.com/Oliver-Nelson-The-Blues-And-The-Abstract-Truth/release/4624523 I definitely have the original sleeve but am trying to figure out if someone switched a later pressing into the sleeve or if there were more than one pressing with the original sleeve. Thanks!
sugarmagnolia

sugarmagnolia

August 2, 2018
referencing The Blues And The Abstract Truth, LP, Album, RE, 180, DOL835HG

I bought this vinyl for a small amount of money and i am very happy with it. The vinyl is without flaws. The sound is very good in my opinion. I know that DOL doesn't always do well in quality assessments ( mp3 files etc ). I personally have only had good experiences with vinyl from Dol so far. Unfortunately I have no sound comparison to original impulse editions. So that's my subjective opinion.
The music itself by Oliver Nelson and co is outstanding. These recordings are the best Nelson has ever made.
renek1975

renek1975

June 15, 2018
referencing The Blues And The Abstract Truth, LP, AS-5
I appear to have a hybrid version of this lp: the label is similar to the original "abstract" version with "A Product of Am-Par Record Corp." in small white letters at the bottom of the orange Impulse-label (used from '60-'63), yet it has the cover of the version presented on this page, which by the way is not a 1961 pressing but earliest a 1963, since it has "A Product of ABC-Paramount Records Inc." printed at the bottom of the label, which was in use from '63-'66.
this_is_a_document

this_is_a_document

September 8, 2016
referencing The Blues And The Abstract Truth, LP, Album, RE, JAS 20
How does this press sound? I'm looking into getting a good mono starter copy and this press seems to be most affordable. Thanks!
Jamesblur

Jamesblur

May 11, 2016
referencing The Blues And The Abstract Truth, LP, Album, RE, Gat, AS-5
I took a chance on this pressing & it sounds AWESOME! It has ALL the tubey magic of a vintage copy. I highly recommend it!!!
jarsu

jarsu

April 27, 2016
referencing The Blues And The Abstract Truth, LP, Album, RE, 180, DOL835H

you may say what ever about dol but this sounds clear and good.. comes with polylined inner
DaddyGreenJeans

DaddyGreenJeans

April 7, 2016
referencing Blues And The Abstract Truth, LP, Album, Mono, A-5
I have an original Mono sleeve and I am looking for an original stereo sleeve. Please contact if you would like to trade.
kyl2113

kyl2113

March 22, 2016
referencing The Blues And The Abstract Truth, LP, Album, RE, YP-8501-AI
Man, this particular vinyl pressing (Nippon Columbia) sounds so good. It's one of the best Japanese pressings in my collection. Highly recommend! I like the quality of the gatefold cover too.
Euphonics

Euphonics

February 18, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing The Blues And The Abstract Truth, LP, Album, A-5-S, STEREO A-5
When you think about the thousands of notes contained in a full-length jazz album, and how many chances there are to slip up — even just once — it may seem statistically impossible to record something without an off-note (and even if you could, would it be too sterile? This music needs some SOUL after all). Well, I think a few proven examples have surfaced over the years, and here's one that doesn't get mentioned nearly as much as the usual suspects. Sure, "Kind of Blue" often gets the crown of 'perfection', and then they'll mention "Blue Train", (but usually AFTER "A Love Supreme", which still baffles me) and maybe "Maiden Voyage" or "Somethin' Else", if they know what they're talking about — but you don't typically hear "The Blues And The Abstract Truth" brought up in those conversations.
Oliver Nelson was a dedicated, passionate musical mind, but he was far more concerned with composure and orchestration than with spontaneity or improvisation. This makes some of his work a little dry, in my opinion. This 1961 Impulse! recording, on the other hand, smacks a home run. Fittingly released between Gil Evans' heavily orchestrated "Out Of The Cool" (Impulse A-4) and Coltrane's wildly unorthodox "Africa Brass" (Impulse A-6), there was a chemistry here that is hard to beat.
I think that's an adequate enough front-sell, so let's forsake vain descriptions of the music itself, and simply let Nelson's hard work pay us a favor this time.
adaam

adaam

February 19, 2011
referencing The Blues And The Abstract Truth, LP, AS-5
My copy does not say AS-05

"Oliver Nelson______The Blues And The Abstract Truth_____Stereo A-5"