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Oliver Nelson Plays Michelle is an album by American jazz composer, arranger and saxophonist Oliver Nelson, featuring solos by Nelson and Phil Woods, recorded in 1966 for the Impulse! label.[1]

Oliver Nelson Plays Michelle
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Studio album by
Released1966
RecordedApril 13 & 14, 1966
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs NJ
GenreJazz
Length34:49
LabelImpulse!
ProducerBob Thiele
Oliver Nelson chronology
More Blues and the Abstract Truth
(1964)
Oliver Nelson Plays Michelle
(1966)
Sound Pieces
(1966)

ReceptionEdit

The Allmusic review by Douglas Payne awarded the album 2 stars stating "This is an album of short, often corny tunes and brief, likable solos".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Island Virgin" (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 3:29
  2. "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" (Lee Hazlewood) - 2:51
  3. "Jazz Bug" (Oliver Nelson) - 3:05
  4. "Together Again" (Buck Owens) - 3:07
  5. "Flowers on the Wall" (Lew DeWitt) - 2:35
  6. "Yesterday" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 2:44
  7. "Once Upon a Time" (Johnny Hodges) - 3:36
  8. "Michelle" (Lennon, McCartney) - 2:29
  9. "Do You See What I See?" (George Douglas, Oliver Nelson, George David Weiss) - 2:46
  10. "Fantastic, That's You" (George Cates, George Douglas) - 2:59
  11. "Beautiful Music" (Douglas, Weiss) - 2:19
  12. "(Land of Meadows) Meadowland" (Gusser, Knipper, Rome, Sirmay) - 2:49
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio on April 13, 1966 (tracks 1, 2, 5, 7, 10 & 11) and April 14, 1966 (tracks 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 & 12)

PersonnelEdit

Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7, 10 & 11

Tracks 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 & 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed March 31, 2011
  2. ^ a b Payne, D. Allmusic Review accessed March 31, 2011