Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Lou Donaldson






































Artist:  Lou Donaldson
Born:  November 1, 1926.  Badin, North Carolina, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Bebop, Hard Bop, Jazz Blues, Soul Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Mainstream Jazz, Saxophone Jazz
Occupation:  Bandleader, Musician, Composer, Saxophonist
Instruments:  Alto Saxophone

Lou Donaldson is an American Jazz Alto Saxophonist.  He is best known for his Soulful, Bluesy approach by playing the Alto Saxophone.  He was, as many were of the Bebop Era, heavily influenced by Charlie Parker.  He played with Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, Horace Silver and Tommy Potter, he recorded as a sideman in the 50's and occasionally afterwards with Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson and Jimmy Smith.  He has been a Bandleader from the mid-'50s up until the present.














Title:  Midnight Creeper  (2000)
Genre:  Jazz, Bebop, Hard Bop, Jazz Blues, Soul Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Mainstream Jazz, Saxophone Jazz
Label:  Blue Note Records
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Midnight Creeper  (6:32)
 2.  Love Power  (7:46)
 3.  Elizabeth  (5:37)
 4.  Bag Of Jewels  (9:44)
 5.  Dapper Dan  (6:30)

Personnel:

Lou Donaldson:  Alto Saxophone
Lonnie Smith:  Organ
George Benson:  Guitar
Blue Mitchell:  Trumpet
Idris Muhammad:  Drums

Midnight Creeper is an album in 1968 by Lou Donaldson, originally released on March 15, 1968 by Blue Note Records, remastered and reissued on May 23, 2000 by Blue Note Records, featuring Lonnie Smith, George Benson, Blue Mitchell, and Idris Muhammad.


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