Born in Badin, North Carolina on 1 November 1926, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson was acclaimed from the mid-fifties onwards as taking forward the sound and concept of that other alto saxophone legend Charlie Parker. From the noteworthy live debut of Jazz Messengers ĎA Night at Birdlandí where he shared frontline duties with trumpeter Clifford Brown through the bluesy sixties Blue Note sessions in collaboration with organist Dr Lonnie Smith and arriving at the cohesive quartet he leads today, his jazz credentials to groove and swing are impeccable.
Lou Donaldson is one of the most popular alto saxophonists to ever record for the Blue Note label.
Lou Donaldson, saxophone
Akiko Tsuruga, Hammond organ
Fukushi Tainaka, drums
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