Swiss Suite

Swiss Suite

by Oliver NelsonOliver Nelson


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Recorded at the 1971 Montreux Jazz Festival, this big-band outing features a mostly all-star band and altoist Oliver Nelson (who wrote all of the arrangements and compositions) and trumpeter Danny Moore on remakes of "Stolen Moments," "Black, Brown & Beautiful" and "Blues and the Abstract Truth." However it is the nearly 27-minute "Swiss Suite" that dominates this album and although tenorman Gato Barbieri has a couple of raging solos, it is a five-minute segment when guest altoist Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson plays the blues that is most memorable. Vinson's classic spot alone is worth the price of this hard-to-find LP.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2014
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667527927
catalogNumber: 1178737
Rank: 183285

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Oliver Nelson   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Gato Barbieri   Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Cowell   Piano
Harry Beckett   Trumpet
Danny Moore   Trumpet
Jesper Thilo   Alto Saxophone
Michal Urbaniak   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Baker   Trombone
Donald Beightol   Trombone
Ozren Depolo   Alto Saxophone
Victor Gaskin   Bass
Sonny Morgan   Conga
Jim Nissen   Bass Trombone
Bosko Petrovic   Drums,Bowed Vibes
Hugo Rasmussen   Bass
C.J. Shibly   Trombone
Steve Stevenson   Baritone Saxophone
Bertil Strandberg   Trombone
Charles Tolliver   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson   Alto Saxophone
John Thomas   Trombone
Bob Sydor   Tenor Saxophone
Na-Na   Berimbau
Rich Cole   Trumpet
Bernt Steen   Trumpet
Pretty Purdie   Drums
Monte Holtz   Trombone

Technical Credits

Oliver Nelson   Composer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Dean Rudland   Liner Notes
Giuseppe Pino   Cover Photo
Bob Palmer   Original Liner Notes

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