Steve Nelson Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: December 30, 1987
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Criss Cross

Steve Nelson (ldr), Steve Nelson (vib), Mulgrew Miller (p), Ray Drummond (b), Tony Reedus (d)

a. 01    Blues All The Time - 7:21  (Steve Nelson)
b. 02    I Didn't Know What Time It Was - 7:33  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
c. 03    The Song Is You - 4:06  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
d. 04    Aten Hymn - 6:39  (Steve Nelson)
e. 05    What's New - 10:18  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
f. 06    Blues For Bob - 7:23  (Steve Nelson)
g. 07    Festival - 6:23  (Steve Nelson)
h. 08    Dignity - 10:00  (Steve Nelson)
i. 09    I Hear A Rhapsody - 8:40  (George Fragos, Dick Gasparre, Jack Baker)
All titles on:      Criss Cross CD: 1034 CD — Communications   (1990)

Additional recording on October 11, 1989 - details needed.


Date: July 1989
Location: Parco delle Terme di Santa Venera, Acireale, Italy
Label: Red

Steve Nelson (ldr), Bobby Watson (as), Steve Nelson (vib), Donald Brown (p), Curtis Lundy (b), Victor Lewis (d)

a. a-01    New Beginning - 11:50  (Steve Nelson)
     Red LP 12": 123 231-1 — Live Session One   
     Red CD: 123 231-2 — Live Session One   
b. a-02    Quiet As It's Kept - 11:30  (Bobby Watson)
     Red LP 12": 123 231-1 — Live Session One   
     Red CD: 123 231-2 — Live Session One   
c. b-01    Afro-Blue - 21:52  (Mongo Santamaria, Oscar Brown, Jr.)
     Red LP 12": 123 231-1 — Live Session One   
     Red CD: 123 231-2 — Live Session One   
d.     Blues At Acireale - 15:30  (Steve Nelson)
     Red CD: 123 231-2 — Live Session One   
e.    alt New Beginning - 4:45  (Steve Nelson)
     Red CD: 123 231-2 — Live Session One   
f.     The Song Is You  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Red LP 12": 123 235-1 — Live Session Two   
     Red CD: 123 235-2 — Live Session Two   
g.     I Can't Get Started  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
     Red LP 12": 123 235-1 — Live Session Two   
     Red CD: 123 235-2 — Live Session Two   
h.     Sweet And Lovely  (Gus Arnheim, Jules Lemare, Harry Tobias)
     Red LP 12": 123 235-1 — Live Session Two   
     Red CD: 123 235-2 — Live Session Two   
i.     This Time The Dream's On Me  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
     Red LP 12": 123 235-1 — Live Session Two   
     Red CD: 123 235-2 — Live Session Two   

Bobby Watson (as) on a-f, h-i.

Details needed on two additional selections: "Quartet Piece" and an unlisted bonus track.


Date: August 8, 1989
Location: New York City
Label: Sunnyside

Steve Nelson (ldr), Steve Nelson (vib), Kirk Lightsey (p), Ray Drummond (b)

a. 01    The Nearness Of You - 10:35  (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)
b. 02    Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me - 9:33  (Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
c. 03    Beautiful Love - 6:30  (Victor Young, Haven Gillespie, Wayne King, Egbert Van Alstyne)
d. 04    The Star-Crossed Lovers - 9:33  (Billy Strayhorn)
e. 05    Come Rain Or Come Shine - 10:08  (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
f. 06    Blues For George "A" - 8:49  (Steve Nelson)
g. 07    There Are Many Angels In Florence - 10:13  (Steve Nelson)
h. 08    Chelsea Bridge - 14:04  (Billy Strayhorn)
All titles on:      Sunnyside CD: SSC 1044 — Full Nelson   (1990)

Date: December 1 & 2, 1997
Label: TCB Records

Steve Nelson (ldr), Steve Nelson (vib), Mulgrew Miller (p), Peter Washington (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a. 01    New Beginning - 6:04  (Steve Nelson)
b. 02    Danielle's Waltz - 6:38  (Steve Nelson)
c. 03    Shape Shifting - 4:54  (Steve Nelson)
d. 04    Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguas A VocĂȘ) - 7:49  (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Gene Lees)
e. 05    The Song Is Ended - 7:55  (Irving Berlin)
f. 06    Down Fuzz - 8:49  (Lem Winchester)
g. 07    It's The Talk Of The Town - 9:31  (Jay Livingston, Al J. Neiburg, Marty Symes)
h. 08    How Little We Know - 7:39  (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer)
i. 09    Wild Is The Wind - 4:31  (Dmitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington)
All titles on:      TCB Records CD: 99302 — New Beginnings   (1999)