The Jazz Show Episode August 3, 2015

Broadcast on 03-Aug-2015

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Alto Saxophone Master Lou Donaldson and Co.: "Lou Takes Off"

Lou Donaldson is one of the true living masters of the alto saxophone and one of the last living disciples of Charlie Parker. Lou built his unique style based on Bird's concepts. This album is untypical of Lou's output as it is essentially a jam session type blowing date and it was even unusual for Blue Note to produce these types of dates but this one is exceptional! There are only four tunes here and they all give room for everyone to "stretch out". Lou is heard of course on alto saxophone and Donald Byrd, one of the great clear toned lyric voices is heard on trumpet. Curtis Fuller is masterful on trombone here and the legendary Sonny Clark is on piano. Jamil Nasser (aka George Joyner) is a barrel of strength on bass and Arthur Taylor shows us why he was one of the most oft-recorded drummers during this period. The date was done on December 15,1957 and typifies New York Jazz at it's best. Lou Takes Off!

Track Listing:

Sputnik
Lou Donaldson · Lou Takes Off
Dewey Square
Lou Donaldson · Lou Takes Off
Strollin' In
Lou Donaldson · Lou Takes Off
Groovin' High
Lou Donaldson · Lou Takes Off
So Long Eric
Charles Mingus · My Favourite Quintet
Wail
Charles McPherson · Bebop Revisited
Embraceable You
Charles McPherson · Bebop Revisited
Passport(rare version).
Charles McPherson · Bebop Revisited
Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea. The deep Blue sea
Tommy Flanagan · The Music of Harold Arlen
Over The Rainbow.
Tommy Flanagan · The Music of Harold Arlen
Last Night While We Were Young
Tommy Flanagan/Helen Merrill · The Music of Harold Arlen
New Piece
Kirk MacDonald · Deep Shadows
Goodbye Glenn
Kirk MacDonald · Deep Shadows
Ibreia
Dave Brubeck · Time Changes
Unisphere
Dave Brubeck · Time Changes
Theme From Elementals
Dave Brubeck · Theme From Elementals
Plenty Plenty Soul
Milt Jackson · Plenty Plenty Soul
Boogity Boogity
Milt Jackson · Plenty Plenty Soul