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Oliver Nelson (Composer)

Born: 4th June 1932, St Louis, Missouri

Died: 28th October 1975, Los Angeles

Nationality: American

Oliver Edward Nelson was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger, composer, and bandleader. His 1961 Impulse! album The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961) is regarded as one of the most significant recordings of its era. The centerpiece of the album is the definitive version of Nelson's composition, "Stolen Moments".

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