Oliver Nelson
The Blues and the Abstract Truth

Genres: Hard Bop

Parent genres: Bebop, Jazz



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Double Time (USA) - Top 100 Historically Significant Recordings 13
Fast 'n' Bulbous (USA) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (Updated 2015) 137
Fred Kaplan (USA) - Top 100 Jazz Albums of the Twentieth Century No Order
Jazz 88.3 FM (USA) - 88 Jazz Recordings You Should Have in Your Jazz Collection No Order
NPR (USA) - Basic Jazz Record Library (2000) No Order
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Main entry
Elvis Costello - 500 Albums You Need (2000) No Order
Jazzwise (UK) - The 100 Jazz Albums That Shook the World (2006) 79
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2007) No Order
The Wire (UK) - The 100 Most Important Records Ever Made (1992) No Order
Pop (Sweden) - The American Music Club: 50 Jazz Albums (1996) No Order
Jazzguide (Germany) - Recommended Records No Order
Ralf Dombrowski (Germany) - Basis-Diskothek Jazz (2005) No Order
Jorge García (Spain?) - The 100 Greatest Jazz Records (1993) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) 169
Il Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 100 Essential Jazz Albums (2004) No Order
Jazz&Tzaz (Greece) - The 100 Greatest Jazz Records No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 5 Bones
The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (6th Ed., 2002), Ratings 1-4 Stars, or a Crown 4 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) 4 Stars


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