Blues All The Time – Steve Nelson
Not technically a blues, but certainly in a blues vein, this 34-measure song comes from Steve's first album as a leader.
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- Recording: Steve Nelson - Communications
- Recorded on: October 11, 1989
- Label: Criss Cross Jazz (1034)
- Concert Key: B-flat minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (slow)
- Vibes - Steve Nelson
- Piano - Mulgrew Miller
- Bass - Ray Drummond
- Drums - Tony Reedus
There is no intro and no coda. This song really lends itself to expressive melodic ornamentation, as Steve demonstrates on the recording.
born on August 11, 1954
Vibraphonist Steve Nelson's career began in the early 1970s. His first touring experience was with the legendary guitarist Grant Green. Steve cites Milt Jackson as his first major influence, although in later years he developed a harmonically open sound influenced by Bobby Hutcherson. While attending the State University of New Jersey at Rutgers then-new jazz program, he met pianist Kenny Barron, drummer Freddie Waits, guitarist Ted Dunbar and reedman James Spaulding, who were all faculty members. Through them, he began to perform in New York City. In 1976, at age 22, Steve recorded with James Spaulding ("Plays The Music Of Duke Ellington"), and in 1980 recorded albums with Kenny Barron and Ted Dunbar. Read more...