Stolen moments first recording

In Album, Stolen Moments on December 27, 2013 at 12:02 am

Probably the first known recording of Stolen Moments:

Trane Whistle

Studio album by Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Big Band
Released 1960
recorded: September 20, 1960, Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
label: Prestige PR 7206

Trane Whistle  is an album by saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Big Band with arrangements by Oliver Nelson and Ernie Wilkins recorded in 1960 and released on the Prestige label.


The Allmusic site awarded the album 4½ stars stating “Most significant is the inclusion of the original version of “Stolen Moments” (here called “The Stolen Moment” and predating the more famous Oliver Nelson recording by several months)”.

Track listing

All compositions and arrangements by Oliver Nelson except as indicated

  1. “Trane Whistle” – 6:19
  2. “Whole Nelson” – 3:35
  3. “You Are Too Beautiful” (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 5:11 (arr. by Ernie Wilkins)
  4. The Stolen Moment” – 7:54    (<- listen here)
  5. “Walk Away” – 5:27
  6. “Jaws” (Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis) – 4:36 (arr. by Ernie Wilkins)


  • Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – tenor saxophone
  • Clark Terry, Richard Williams, Bob Bryant – trumpet
  • Melba Liston, Jimmy Cleveland – trombone
  • Jerome Richardson, George Barrow – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Eric Dolphy, Oliver Nelson – alto saxophone
  • Bob Ashton – baritone saxophone
  • Richard Wyands – piano
  • Wendell Marshall – bass
  • Roy Haynes – drums
  • Oliver Nelson (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 5), Ernie Wilkins (tracks 3 & 6) – arranger


  1. Yanow, S.  Allmusic Review accessed July 11, 2012
  2. Payne, D. Oliver Nelson discography accessed July 11, 2012

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