Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk

 ((stereo))


Label:

Analogue Productions (Blue Note)

Genre:

Jazz

Product No.:
ABNJ 81593
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

45 RPM Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2

45 RPM    



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Lou Donaldson's undisputed masterpiece, Blues Walk, marks the point where the altoist began to decisively modify his heavy Charlie Parker influence and add a smoky, bluesy flavor of his own. The material is still firmly in the bebop style, and the mellower moments aren't as sleepy as some of Donaldson's subsequent work, so the album sounds vital and distinctive even as it slows down and loosens things up. What elevates Blues Walk to classic status is its inviting warmth. Donaldson's sweetly singing horn is melodic throughout the six selections, making even his most advanced ideas sound utterly good-natured and accessible. The easy-swinging title cut is arguably Donaldson's signature tune even above his late-'60s soul-jazz hits, and his other two originals, "Play Ray" and "Callin' All Cats," are in largely the same vein.

Recorded in 1958.

Dave Bailey, drums
Ray Barretto, conga
Lou Donaldson, sax (alto)
Herman Foster, piano
Peck Morrison, bass

 



Blues Walk
Move
The Masquerade Is Over
Play Ray
Autumn Nocturne
Callin' All Cats

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Dynamite

posted on 08/23/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: Andrew
Swings like CRAZY. Don't miss out on the fun. Pressed perfectly, too.


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