Lou Donaldson – Lou Takes Off (1957) [DAD Reissue 2001]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:36 minutes | 906 MB | Genre: Jazz
DAD to Hi-Res FLAC – Source: Classic Records’ DAD 1026 | No Artwork
The influence of Charlie Parker can be heard in virtually every modern jazz musician, particularly players of the alto saxophone. Although considered to be one of “Bird’s children,” Lou Donaldson absorbed and synthesized other pre-Parker influences, such as Johnny Hodges and Benny Carter. This recording marks a period in his development prior to a stylistic shift away from bop and toward a stronger rhythm and blues emphasis. Three up-tempo tunes are pure bebop; the remaining number is a medium blues in B flat, quite characteristic of the hard bop period. The front line on this set includes Donald Byrd and Curtis Fuller; the rhythm section is Sonny Clark, George Joyner, and Art Taylor. Overall, Lou Takes Off breaks no new musical ground, but it is a solid, swinging session of high-caliber playing.
01 – Sputnik
02 – Dewey Square
03 – Strollin’ In
04 – Groovin’ High
Lou Donaldson (alto sax)
Donald Byrd (trumpet)
Curtis Fuller (trombone)
Sonny Clark (piano)
George Joyner (bass)
Art Taylor (drums)
Sourced disc: Classic Records’ DAD 1026
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