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What follows is a somewhat unruly playlist of compositions and guitar performances: part jazz, part contemporary classical, elements of rock, often somewhere in between.  All compositions by Richard Nelson unless otherwise noted, and contact RN for performance materials, again unless otherwise noted.

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Richard Nelson Quintet

Richard Nelson, guitar; Don Stratton, trumpet; Tim O’Dell, alto saxophone; Sam Sherry, bass.  From the album Origin Story, available here.

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For flute (C, piccolo, bass) and harp.

Recording by the duo “2” - Peter Bloom (flutes) and Mary-Jane Rupert (harp).  Performance materials available here from Noteworthy Sheet Music.   

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Richard Nelson Large Ensemble

Final movement of title composition from the CD Pursuit, available here.

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Richard Nelson Imaginary Ensemble

Richard Nelson, guitar; Don Stratton, trumpet; Tim O’Dell, alto saxophone; Cassidy Holden, bass.  From the CD Pursuitavailable here.

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 Richard Nelson Imaginary Ensemble

 Click here for YouTube video performance

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Richard Nelson Trio

Richard Nelson, guitar; Chris Van Voorst Van Beest, bass; Steve Grover, drums.  From the album Figurations, available here.

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For guitar trio (classical, steel-string acoustic, electric)

Lance Gunderson, classical guitar; Tom Hoffman, acoustic guitar; Richard Nelson, electric guitar.

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(Wayne Shorter, composer.)  Performance by the Richard Nelson Trio.

Richard Nelson, guitar; Chris Van Voorst Van Beest, bass; Steve Grover, drums.  From the album Figurationsavailable here.

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    Kresge Auditorium @ MIT,  Boston