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Oliver Nelson

Oliver Nelson was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist, arranger and composer. Born on June 4, 1932 in Saint Louis, MO, United States, he made significant contributions to the world of music before his untimely death on October 28, 1975 in Los Angeles, CA. Known for his exceptional talent and versatility as a musician and composer, Nelson's work continues to inspire artists across genres.

With a career spanning several decades, Oliver Nelson left an indelible mark on the jazz scene. His innovative arrangements and compositions showcased his mastery of various instruments including the saxophone, clarinet and flute. His unique style blended elements of traditional jazz with contemporary influences resulting in a sound that was both captivating and timeless.

Influenced by legends such as *Tobtok*, *Sam Padrul* and *Moodshift*, Oliver Nelson's music resonates with fans who appreciate soulful melodies and intricate harmonies. Artists like *Lenno*, *Keljet* and *Skogsrå* draw inspiration from his pioneering approach to music composition.


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