Kirk's New Delight – Steve Nelson
Lyrical and swinging, the lead sheets include vibist Steve Nelson's bluesy embellishments.
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- Recording: Steve Nelson - Fuller Nelson
- Recorded on: February 19 & 20, 1998
- Label: Sunnyside (SSC 1134)
- Concert Key: E-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Vibes - Steve Nelson
- Piano - Kirk Lightsey
- Bass - Ray Drummond
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...