Fuller Nelson

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1 Second Time Around [Steve Nelson] 08:21 44.1/16 Album only
2 Kirk's New Delight [Steve Nelson] 07:36 44.1/16 Album only
3 I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You [Steve Nelson] 10:34 44.1/16 Album only
4 Song For Justine [Steve Nelson] 07:10 44.1/16 Album only
5 Easy To Love [Steve Nelson] 06:32 $1.49 Buy
6 Heaven Dance [Steve Nelson] 07:11 44.1/16 Album only
7 Minor Blues [Steve Nelson] 05:25 $1.49 Buy
8 For Wes [Steve Nelson] 05:12 $1.49 Buy
9 Orginal #2 [Steve Nelson] 01:43 $1.49 Buy
10 Lalla In Blues [Steve Nelson] 06:26 $1.49 Buy

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The music of the wonderful trio of Steve Nelson, Kirk Lightsey and Ray Drummond that initially recorded together on the Sunnyside record Full Nelson, and is reunited on this encore outing, can be said to be even more exquisite than ever before. These days Nelson is widely acknowledged as one of the preeminent modernist improvisors of this generation on his chosen instrument (primarily for his highly recognized role as a senior member of Dave Holland’s award winning quintet and big band), so the issue of this disc, which highlights the depth of his roots in the jazz tradition, will serve as a timely reminder of the strength of his background to those who are not completely familiar with his resume.

"Talk to almost any modern player and they'll stress that in order to get where they are today, they had to walk a road paved in tradition. Few understand or articulate that as well as vibraphonist Steve Nelson.Together the trio plays with a delicacy and grace that makes this a lightly swinging, easy-going session of ballads, blues and standards that may not rattle any musical cages, but demonstrates that when played with vitality and a complete lack of assumption, mainstream jazz still has plenty to say. The sound is warm, with no sharp edges. The Cahn/Van Heusen standard 'The Second Time Around' kicks things off and sets the tone for the whole album, intimate without losing its essential swing. Whether tackling Cole Porter's 'Easy to Love' or pieces by Nelson and Lightsey, there is a consistency that makes the standards and originals blend seamlessly; Nelson and Lightsey write so much in the tradition that it sometimes becomes difficult to differentiate their material from the established tunes. Fans of Nelson's work with Holland will likely be surprised by the unexpected traditionalism of Fuller Nelson , but the deeper truth is that artists don't develop in a vacuum. And with an album of refined beauty and unabashed homage, Nelson and his trio have created a recording that soothes the senses and relaxes the soul." - John Kelman, All About Jazz