totally agree Nelson is a great player who i've seen a few times.The first time i saw him he played alto,tenor,soprano,flute then piccolo all of which he played excellent then he put down all his instruments and proceeded to whistle in perfect pitch ( at this time i wanted to get on stage and give him a kicking as it's not fair he has so much talent )
Nelson is just great! love him! Personally, IMHO I actually perfer his tone much more than Dave Sanborns, as well his music! Its when he uses his Dukoff he sounds very similar but I prefer him on his Beechler! Thas jus me! Cant knock Dave tho! I just love Beechlers 2 much!
I remembered hearing this tune on Dave Grusin's "Collection" CD and remembered that he used both Grover and Sanborn on different tracks so I pulled it up on my iPod just for the comparison... Dave Grusin doesn't use a sax solo on this tune, but I would agree that Nelson's sound is reminiscent of Sanborn's although this particular track doesn't yield a clue as to how he would sound on something that challenged his improvisational abilities a bit more. Jazzitup, I can see where you drew up the comparison, I just think it's a bit demeaning to use the term "clone". People tend to use it to compare all of the beboppers to Charlie Parker, including Sonny Stitt, Phil Woods, and Jackie McLean, but I just don't buy into it myself. I'd agree with you to say that Nelson's sound is similar to Sanborn's, but to his credit, I'd have to say he sounds more like Nelson Rangell. Thanks for the Youtube link. Good Stuff. I will spend some bucks on Nelson Rangell thanks to you.
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