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Lou Donaldson

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Lou Donaldson has long been an excellent bop altoist influenced by Charlie Parker, but with a more blues-based style of his own. His distinctive tone has been heard in a variety of small-group settings, and he has recorded dozens of worthy and spirited (if somewhat predictable) sets throughout the years.

Donaldson started playing clarinet when he was 15, soon switching to the alto. He attended college and performed in a Navy band while in the military. Donaldson first gained attention when he moved to New York and in 1952 started recording for Blue Note as a leader. At the age of 25, his style was fully formed, and although it would continue growing in depth through the years, Donaldson had already found his sound. In 1954, he participated in a notable gig with Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, Horace Silver, and Tommy Potter that was extensively documented by Blue Note and that directly predated the Jazz Messengers. However, Donaldson was never a member of the Messengers, and although he recorded as a sideman in the '50s and occasionally afterwards with Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, and Jimmy Smith, among others, he has been a bandleader from the mid-'50s up until the present.

Donaldson's early Blue Note recordings were pure bop. In 1958, he began often utilizing a conga player, and starting in 1961, his bands often had an organist rather than a pianist. His bluesy style was easily transferable to soul-jazz, and he sounded most original in that context. His association with Blue Note (1952-1963) was succeeded by some excellent (if now-scarce) sets for Cadet and Argo (1963-1966). The altoist returned to Blue Note in 1967 and soon became caught up in the increasingly commercial leanings of the label. For a time, he utilized an electronic Varitone sax, which completely watered down his sound. The success of "Alligator Boogaloo" in 1967 led to a series of less interesting funk recordings that were instantly dated and not worthy of his talent.

However, after a few years off records, Lou Donaldson's artistic return in 1981 and subsequent soul-jazz and hard bop dates for Muse, Timeless, and Milestone have found the altoist back in prime form, interacting with organists and pianists alike and showing that his style is quite timeless.

Title: Cosmos

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Hit It

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Fallen

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Dinner

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Birdseed

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Here 'Tis

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Soul, Jazz, Funk

Title: Tea Time

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Trombone

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Lush Life

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Waterfall

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Rainstorm

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sunflower

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Two Birds

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: One By One

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Cherry Pie

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sheet Music

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Our Starlet

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Explore New

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blue Jeans

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Lou Takes Off

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Forgotten Man

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Driver Songs

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: True Colours

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Good Gracious!

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Time After Time

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Grits and Gravy

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Share My Heart

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Carnival King

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Freedom Loving

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Call Me Later

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Winter Holidays

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Man With A Horn

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Live On The QE2

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Summer Cocktail

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Mr. Shing-A-Ling

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Delicately Built

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Wailing With Lou

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: A Happy Easter

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sassy Soul Strut

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Dancing Couple

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Easter Singing

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Spring Awakening

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Alligator Bogaloo

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Time Is Right

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Artist Selects

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Guitar Town Music

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Live Through This

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Autumn Nocturne

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: LD+3

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bouse

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Caracas

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Hot Dog

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sweet Lou

Artist: Lou Donaldson

Genre: Jazz

Collections

Title: Blue Note 75

Genre: Jazz

Title: Top 20 Hard Bop

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazzin' the 50'S

Genre: Jazz

Title: Hard Bop Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Funk Groove Lounge

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz With a Beat

Genre: Jazz

Title: Rare Grooves

Genre: Jazz

Title: Hard Bop Happenings

Genre: Jazz

Title: Best of Soul Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Droppin' Science

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sleazy Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Alto Madness

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz For Beginners

Genre: Jazz

Title: Boogaloo

Genre: Jazz

Title: Relaxing Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Hammond Heroes

Genre: Jazz

Title: Halloween Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Swingers

Genre: Jazz

Title: High Fidelity Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz on the Bayou

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Funk Favorites

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazzin' the 60'S

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blue Movies

Genre: Jazz

Featuring albums

Title: Retrospective

Artist: Grant Green

Genre: Jazz

Title: Memorial Album

Artist: The Clifford Brown

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blue Funk

Artist: Blue Funk

Genre:

Title: Blue Movies

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blue Berlin

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz, Pop

Title: Super Sad Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Top 20 Jazz Organ

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Now Playing Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: All American Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Hard Bop Heroes

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Play - Bebop

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Relax Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blue Grooves

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz With Blues

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Pizzazz Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Mance

Artist: Junior Mance Trio

Genre: Jazz

Title: Legendary Bebop

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz at Night

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Relaxed Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Great Jazz Solos

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: 70's Jazz Mix

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Romantic Bebop

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Jazz Bar

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Feeling Blue Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz for Dancers

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Perky Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

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