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Oliver NelsonBlack, Brown And Beautiful

Label:Flying Dutchman – FDS-116
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Classical
Style:Big Band, Avant-garde Jazz, Modal, Contemporary

Tracklist

A1Aftermath
Tenor Saxophone, SoloistJohn Gross, John Klemmer
5:29
A2Requiem
Piano, SoloistOliver Nelson, Pearl Kaufman
7:03
A3Lamb Of God
Piano, SoloistPearl Kaufman
2:28
A4Martin Was A Man, A Real Man
Piano, SoloistOliver Nelson
4:08
B1Self-Help Is Needed
Alto Saxophone, SoloistFrank Strozier
4:06
B2I Hope In Time A Change Will Come
Soprano Saxophone, SoloistOliver Nelson
2:33
B33, 2, 1, 0
Piano, SoloistRoger Kellaway
Trumpet, SoloistBob Bryant*
3:24
B4Black, Brown And Beautiful
Alto Saxophone, SoloistOliver Nelson
3:26
B5Requiem, Afterthoughts
PianoRober Kellaway*
Soprano SaxophoneOliver Nelson
4:00
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Notes

Gatefold cover.
Typo on A5 inside cover: Roger Kellaway > Rober Kellaway

Musicians include an uncredited orchestra and strings.
Side A is more of a Classical Suite.
Side B is a modern Big Band arrangement.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (A runout, etched / stamped): FDS • 116 • A • VAN GELDER A 5
  • Matrix / Runout (B runout, etched / stamped): FDS • 116 • B • VAN GELDER B 3

Other Versions (5 of 12)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Black, Brown And Beautiful (LP, Album)Polydor2424 004Canada1970
New Submission
Black, Brown And Beautiful (LP, Album, Promo, Stereo, Gatefold Cover)Flying DutchmanFDS-116US1970
New Submission
Black, Brown And Beautiful (LP, Album, Stereo)Flying DutchmanFDS-116Japan1970
New Submission
Black, Brown And Beautiful (LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo)Flying Dutchman, Flying DutchmanFDS-116, FD 10116US1971
New Submission
Black, Brown And Beautiful (Cassette, Reissue)Bluebird (3)6993-4-RBUS1989

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  • RECORDSCOUT's avatar
    RECORDSCOUT
    Edited 7 years ago
    One of the DEEPEST records I know. Stunning, amazing masterpiece. You will listen this whole album through and feel delighted. Then start again! Oliver Nelson is one of the real giants of Modern Jazz.

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