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Black, Brown and Beautiful


Download links and information about Black, Brown and Beautiful by Oliver Nelson. This album was released in 1970 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 36:45 minutes.

Artist: Oliver Nelson
Release date: 1970
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 9
Duration: 36:45
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No. Title Length
1. Aftermath 5:28
2. Requiem 7:02
3. Lamb of God 2:30
4. Martin Was a Man, A Real Man 4:12
5. Self-Help Is Needed 4:07
6. I Hope in Time a Change Will Come 2:34
7. 3, 2, 1, 0 3:26
8. Black, Brown and Beautiful 3:27
9. Requiem, Afterthoughts 3:59



The bulk of this CD has a 1970 session that teams together arranger Oliver Nelson, altoist Johnny Hodges and (on three of the songs) singer Leon Thomas. The big band also includes pianist Earl Hines and the program is highlighted by "Empty Ballroom Blues," "Welcome to New York" and "Creole Love Call"; all of the songs were composed by either Duke Ellington, Nelson or Thomas. That near-classic session is augmented by three numbers from a couple of later dates that feature Nelson's alto playing. Recommended.