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Steve Nelson: Fuller Nelson

Fuller Nelson (Sunnyside) is the sequel to 1989’s Full Nelson, which marked vibist Steve Nelson’s leader debut. This follow-up was recorded in 1998, with the same rhythmic backing as the previous album-pianist Kirk Lightsey and bassist Ray Drummond-but wasn’t released until 2004. It was worth the wait. Nelson is more introspective than he was in ’89, and these tunes allow for more reflection.

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