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Don't Play With Love - The John L. Nelson Project

by John L. Nelson

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debdld7 to finally hear this gentleman's compositions is an honor. beautiful music. thank you. The whole piece is tremendous. But LONELY is just incredible. Favorite track: Lonely.
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jedination this is a fantastic album that truly lets you into the mind of one of Prince's greatest influences! Favorite track: Don't Play with Love.
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deannalisa mr. John L Nelson I love this album because I love jazz I love great jazz and this is one of those albums that reminds me that music can take you were ever you need to be, it also connects me with your son Prince R Nelson and I really appreciate Sharon for letting us have experience in this great world of John L Nelson.
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Lucky Am I 05:07
Darkness 03:40
Lonely 05:13
Step Back 05:32


A long anticipated release, the songs of John L Nelson brought to life at Paisley Park by Sharon L. Nelson an an all star band led by the great Louis Hayes. Shelved for a time due to John L. Nelson's frequent collaborations with Prince, the music sheet music re-appeared in a rather serendipitous fashion and destiny was fulfilled. Sublime in its presentation, with classic melodies that the writer mastered, Don't Play With Love brings a rich past right to the present day. More information is available at ropeadope.com/jln


released March 2, 2018

Louis Hayes - Drums
Richard Germanson - Piano
Dezron Douglas - Bass
Vincent Herring - Saxophone
Alison Ostrander - Violin
Jeremy Pelt - Trumpet
Adi Yeshaya - Conductor, String Orchestration
Jill Olson Moser - Violin
Susan Janda - Viola
Rebecca Arons - Cello

Sharon L. Nelson - Producer
Co-Producer - Charles F. Spicer Jr.
Executive Producer - L. Londell McMillan
Engineer - Jason Miller
Engineer - Try Bishop
Mastering - Greg Reierson
Recorded at Paisley Park


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John L. Nelson Minneapolis, Minnesota

The highly anticipated recording of John L. Nelson’s compositions, produced by Sharon L. Nelson.

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