The Jazz Show Episode July 8, 2013

Broadcast on 08-Jul-2013

9:01pm - 11:59pm

Alto saxophone master Lou Donaldson: "Everything I Play Is Funky"
Intro and talk and set up for the First Set. Extro first set and PSAs then intro second set.PSAs and intro next segment.PSAs and extro and intro next segment.Extro the Jazz Feature and close out.
Lou Donaldson is a Jazz Master of the first order and is still touring and playing at age 86. During the late 60's and early 70's he did a whole series of albums for Blue Note that were really a great combination of funk, Jazz and R&B. Lou had established his credentials with Clifford Brown, Elmo Hope, Art Blakey as well a great straight-ahead dates under his own name so there was no argument as to his abilities. His R&B flavoured albums were treated harshly by the critics but they sold well and preserved the essence of Jazz. Jazz and R&B have always had a healthy relationship and this date proves it. Donaldson has trumpet on the front line with guitar, Hammond organ, the occasional electric bass and drums. The music here covers all the bases and can be listened to and danced to. There is something for everyone here....a couple of good funky tunes, a beautiful ballad (Over The Rainbow), a calypso flavoured tune and straight-ahead swinger. Lou Donaldson hits all the bases and as he states in the album's title "Everything I Play is Funky". Long live Papa Lou!

Track Listing:

Perdido
Mel Martin/Benny Carter · Just Friends
People Time
Mel Martin/Benny Carter · Just Friends
Just friends
Mel Martin/Benny Carter · Just Friends
Sarah
Curtis Counce · You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce
Pink Lady
Curtis Counce · You Get More Bounce With Curtis Counce
Left Lane
Eberhard Weber · Yellow Fields
A Dark Spell
Eberhard Weber · Little Movements
Jackson Square
Alan Matheson · Intrada
Sisu
Alan Matheson · Intrada
Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky(From Now On)
Lou Donaldson · Everything I Play is Funky
Hamp's Hump
Lou Donaldson · Everything I Play is Funky
Over The Rainbow
Lou Donaldson · Everything I Play is Funky
Minor Bash
Lou Donaldson · Everything I Play is Funky
West Indian Daddy
Lou Donaldson · Everything I Play is Funky
Donkey Walk
Lou Donaldson · Everything I Play is Funky
Bags' Groove
Miles Davis · Miles At Birdland