Nelson Rangell (Born March 26, 1960) is an American smooth jazz musician and composer originally from Castle Rock, Colorado. Although Rangell is known for his work with the tenor, alto, and soprano saxophone, his primary instrument is the piccolo flute, which he began playing at the age of 15. In his time as a Jazz musician, Rangell has worked somewhat regularly with several well known Jazz artists such as Jimmy Haslip and Russ Ferrante, and has released 15 albums since the release of his début To Begin Again on January 1, 1988.
- ^ Miller, Ken. (2007). Nelson Rangell – Interview Cafe (Video-recording), Time: 1:27
- ^ Miller, Ken. (2007). Nelson Rangell – Interview Cafe (Video-recording), Time: 4:13
- ^ Bentley, Mary. (2005). [Quoting Nelson rangell] – "I didn’t pick up an instrument until I was about 15. ... I started to play an instrument, I knew immediately that that’s what I wanted to do, ‘cause I did very little else after that. I just wanted to immerse myself in it all the time. It was my passion. To be able to find that early on, and know what you want to do, that’s a lucky thing. I became very directed in that way after I started playing the flute."
- ^ Bentley, Mary. (2005). At the time of the article publication, 14 albums had been released. On February 4, 2006, Rangell Released "Soul to Souls", his 15th album.
- ^ ARTISTDirect, et al. (2007). Nelson Rangell
- ^ ArtistDirect (2007). Nelson Rangell: To Begin Again states the release date of "To Begin Again" as January 1, 1988.