WorldCat Identities

Boyd, Nelson 1928-1985

Overview
Works: 283 works in 603 publications in 2 languages and 2,852 library holdings
Genres: Jazz  Songs  Cool jazz  Live sound recordings  Alternate takes (Sound recordings)  Bop (Music)  Trumpet music (Jazz)  Juvenile works 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, cb=, Author, b=b, chi, Editor
Classifications: M1366.D38, 781.65
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nelson Boyd
Birth of the cool by Miles Davis( Recording )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Birth of the Cool is an album which collects twelve songs recorded by the Miles Davis nonet for Capitol Records in 1949 and 1950"--More info at YouTube, Nov. 2008
The complete birth of the cool by Miles Davis( Recording )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In honor of the 70th anniversary of its original singles in 1949, The Complete Birth of the Cool ... features Miles Davis' classic Birth of the Cool as well as live material from 1948. The package features a brand new retrospective essay by Ashley Kahn, the author of Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece."--
Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/J.J. Johnson by Sonny Stitt( Recording )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genius of modern music by Thelonious Monk( Recording )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1: Four in One 3:27; 2: Four in one (alternate take) 3:26; 3: Criss Cross 2:55;4: Criss Cross (alternate take) 2:48; 5: Eronel 3:01; 6: Straight No Chaser 2:54; 7: Ask me Now (Alternate Take) 4:26; 8: Ask me Now 3:12; 9: Willow Weep For Me 3:00; 10: Skippy 2:55; 11: Skippy (alternate take) 3:07; 12: Hornin' In (Alternate Take) 3:05; 13: Hornin' In 3:07; 14: Sixteen (first take) 3:28; 15: Sixteen (alternate take) 3:36; 16: Carolina Moon 3:25; 17: Let's Cool One 3:45; 18: I'll Follow You 3:46
Round midnight : the complete Blue Note singles 1947-1952 by Thelonious Monk( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Miles by Miles Davis( Recording )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Parker memorial by Charlie Parker( Recording )

8 editions published between 1955 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goin' to Minton's by Fats Navarro( Recording )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thelonious Monk : genius of modern music, volume II by Thelonious Monk( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Max Roach 4 plays Charlie Parker by Charlie Parker( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird : the Savoy original master takes by Charlie Parker( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Charlie Parker Savoy sessions by Charlie Parker( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dizzy in South America : official U.S. State Department tour, 1956 by Dizzy Gillespie( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The immortal Charlie Parker by Charlie Parker( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bebop revisited by Charles McPherson( Recording )

2 editions published between 1965 and 1992 and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genius of modern music by Thelonious Monk( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birth of the cool by Miles Davis( Recording )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elegance : the birth of the Modern Jazz Quartet by The Modern Jazz Quartet (Musical Group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles tones by Miles Davis( Recording )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is immediately noticeable upon listening to this delicately and superbly remastered version of Miles Davis classic first -- and only -- album with his original sextet is how deep the blues presence is on it. Though it is true that the album's title cut is rightfully credited with introducing modalism into jazz, and defining Davis' music for years to come, it is the sole selection of its kind on the record. The rest is all blues in any flavor you wish you call your own. For starters, there's the steaming bebop blues of "Dr. Jackie"--Recorded in 1955 for a Prestige session with Jackie McLean. Davis is still in his role as a trumpet master, showing a muscularity of tone that reveals something more akin to Roy Eldridge or Louis Armstrong than Dizzy or Fats Navarro. The tempo is furious as all the members of the sextet solo except for Jones. The saxophonists trade choruses and come off sounding like mirrored images of one another in the slower, post-bop blues that is "Sid's Ahead." With a slippery melody line that quotes two harmonic lines from early New Orleans-styled blues, Davis drives the band into the rhythm section's garage. It's Cannonball first with his stuttered, angular lines, hiccuping halfway through the interval before continuing on with a squeak here and the slightest squawk there. Next up is Davis, blowing fluid and straightened lines, ribbons through the rhythm section's center as Red Garland lays out and leaves it to Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones to provide the earnest, time-keeping 4/4 that Davis sidles to in the tune. When Coltrane solos, all best are off as he plays as pure a blues as he was capable at the time. Nonetheless, there are the long lines of slurred notes, smattered against Garland's harmonies and he slips into quoting "Skip to my Lou" before knotting it back down to the basics and even then not for long. Coltrane was already exploring the edges of mode and harmony; he used an intervallic invention in the choruses to juxtapose his solo against the rhythm section and it worked -- but it must have made Davis raise an eyebrow. Chambers' solo is as tasteful and as breezy and free as only he could be. His contrapuntal soloing rides the rhythm out, Garland striding along quietly until the tune returns
Bird : the Savoy recordings, vol. 2 by Charlie Parker( Recording )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1988 and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Nelson Boyd

Nelson Boyd Amerikaans jazzmuzikant (1928-1985)

Nelson Boyd amerikansk musikar

Nelson Boyd amerikansk musiker

Nelson Boyd ceoltóir Meiriceánach

Nelson Boyd contrebassiste de jazz

Nelson Boyd músic estatunidenc

Nelson Boyd músico estadounidense

Nelson Boyd músicu de jazz estauxunidense (1928–1985)

Nelson Boyd muzikant amerikan

Nelson Boyd US-amerikanischer Jazzbassist

نلسون بوید موسیقی‌دان آمریکایی

نيلسون بويد موسيقي أمريكي

Languages
English (23)

German (3)