The Sound of Feeling

The Sound of Feeling (full title Leonard Feather Presents The Sound of Feeling and The Sound of Oliver Nelson) is a jazz album featuring two separate groups featuring Oliver Nelson recorded in late 1966 and released on the Verve label.[2][3] The split album begins with five tracks by the Los Angeles based group The Sound of Feeling, featuring identical twin vocalists Alyce and Rhae Andrece and pianist Gary David with the addition of soloist Nelson. Four tracks are by the Encyclopedia of Jazz All Stars, a big band drawn from the ranks of top New York studio musicians, arranged and conducted by Nelson which were recorded to accompany Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Sixties.

The Sound of Feeling
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1968[1]
RecordedNovember 3 & 4, 1966 and November 11[2], 1967
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ and Los Angeles, CA
V/V6 8743
ProducerCreed Taylor and Jesse Kaye
Oliver Nelson chronology
Encyclopedia of Jazz
The Sound of Feeling
The Spirit of '67


Professional ratings
Review scores
Down Beat[4]

In the November 28, 1968 issue, the long-lived and much respected jazz publication Down Beat magazine awarded the album four and a half stars.[4]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 2 stars.[1]

Track listing

  1. "My Favorite Things" (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) - 3:24
  2. "Waltz Without Words" (Gary David) - 4:09
  3. "Who Knows What Love Is?" (David) - 4:25
  4. "Phrases" (Alyce Andrece, Rhae Andrece) - 3:40
  5. "Circe Revisited" (David, Bob Fylling) - 5:56
  6. "Ricardo's Dilemma" (Roy Ayers) - 2:33
  7. "Patterns for Orchestra" (Oliver Nelson) - 3:07
  8. "The Sidewalks of New York" (Charles B. Lawlor, James W. Blake) - 6:27
  9. "Greensleeves" (Traditional) - 2:26
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ on November 3, 1966 (track 6) and November 4 (tracks 7-9), 1966 and in Los Angeles, CA on December 11[3], 1967 (tracks 1-5).[2][3]


The Sound of Feeling (tracks 1-5)

The Oliver Nelson Orchestra (tracks 6-9)


  1. Allmusic Listing accessed February 4, 2016
  2. Verve Records Catalog: 8700 series, accessed February 4, 2016
  3. Payne, D. Oliver Nelson Discography, accessed February 4, 2016
  4. Down Beat: November 28, 1968 Vol. 35, No. 24
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