Happy Birthday Lou Donaldson. ‘Blues Walking With Lou’

This day (November 1, 1926), in Badin, North Carolina, is born Lou Donaldson, an American jazz alto saxophonist.

Digest Tracklist :

Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman’ (2015) . Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (2013) . Blues Walk . w/ Lonnie Smith – Alligator Boogaloo (2004) . What a wonderful world . Laura (1994) . w/ Arnett Cobb, Jimmy Ford & Calvin Owens – Take The A Train (1986) . Summertime (1986) .

Lou Donaldson Top 10 :

Blues Walk . Who’s Making Love . Turtle Walk . Carvin’ The Rock . Alligator Bogaloo . Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (From Now On) . Autumn Nocturne . The Masquerade Is Over . Cheek to Cheek . Brother Soul .


Recorded on February 21, 1954, A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 is an album by Art Blakey with Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver and Curly Russell. >>

Milt Jackson’s Wizard of the Vibes is an album recorded on July 2, 1948 with the Thelonious Monk Quintet and on April 7, 1952 with the Modern Jazz Quartet plus Lou Donaldson. >>


[1999] the Lou Donaldson Quartet – that is Lou Donaldson (as), Dr. Lonnie Smith (org), Randy Johnston (g) and Danny Burger (dr) – is scheduled at Jazzwoche Burghausen in Wackerhalle, Germany >> 43 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2013] this year NEA Jazz Masters Ceremony will induct Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson, Lorraine Gordon and Eddie Palmieri at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City >> 145 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2013] Blue Note Records celebrate their 75th birthday with Lou Donaldson & Dr. Lonnie Smith backed by Kendrick Scott and Lionel Loueke at Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC >> 17 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2002] Lou Donaldson (s) is with Lonnie Smith (hamm org), Randy Johnston (g) and Fukushi Tainaka (d) at North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, The Netherlands >> 30 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1999] Lou Donaldson (as, voc) shares the stage with Dr. Lonnie Smith (B3 org) plus Danny Burger (d) and Randy Johnston (g) at SWR Hot Jazz Festival held in Europapark Rust, Germany, >> 56 MINUTES on RVM >>


Wikipedia : This day (November 1, 1926), in Badin, North Carolina, is born Lou Donaldson, an American jazz alto saxophonist.

Lou Donaldson : This group recorded the famous record which is still selling today, Blues Walk — and on the back side, The Masquerade is Over. This solo is dearly considered by many disc jockeys as one of the top alto solos of all times and, along with Blues Walk, was used by many as a theme song.

@allmusic : 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.

@last.fm : In 1953, he also recorded sessions with the trumpet virtuoso Clifford Brown, and Philly Joe Jones, both who would go onto record some of the most renowned records of the jazz idiom. In 1954, briefly joined the emerging hard bop ensemble, the Jazz Messengers, and appeared on one of their most popular albums, A Night at Birdland.

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