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Skull Session

Oliver Nelson

Skull Session, a rare, unreissued session from jazz great Oliver Nelson gets its first reissue in almost 50 years. We have it on red, black and blue swirl vinyl.

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Exclusive Features
color Red, Black and Blue Swirl
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Gatefold
label Tidal Waves Music
pressing location Precision Record Pressing (PRP)
release type Reissue
By the Numbers

1 lp
original release year
33 1/3 rpm
total pressing quantity
12 inch
vinyl size
180 gram

Skull Session is a monster of an album that keeps Oliver Nelson‚Äôs 1960s trademark sound but takes a deep dive into jazz-funk and adds disco, groovy soul, bossa nova and electronic funk in the process. Oliver Nelson successfully included electronic instruments (like the Moog & ARP) and the incorporation of the rhythms that are often associated with them‚Ķ all this without detracting in any way from the high-quality recordings he became known for. Every track is an original composition with a strong melody line and an imaginative arrangement, all living up to Oliver Nelson‚Äôs tremendous reputation as an arranger and composer. A sonic testament in every sense of the word. This is a gem that is a must-own for any kind of bop fan.


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