The Jazz Show Episode February 16, 2009

Broadcast on 16-Feb-2009

9:00pm - 11:59pm

This classic date shows alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson's deep bop roots. Lou surrounded himself with the cream of New York's young stars in this December 1957 date for Blue Note. Just four tunes and almost all first takes. Lou picked Donald Byrd on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Sonny Clark on piano, Jamil Nasser(aka George Joyner) on bass and the always swinging Arthur Taylor on drums. Two bop standards: Parker's "Dewey Square" and Gillespie's "Groovin' High" plus a blues by Lou called "Strollin' In" and the up-tempo variant on Porter's "What Is This Thing Called Love" called "Sputnik". Lou at his boppin' best!

Track Listing:

Skin Deep
Duke Ellington · Ellington Uptown
The Controversial Suite
(a)Before My Time
Louie Rides Again.
Louis Bellson · Inferno!
Back Home
The Song is You
Richard Whiteman · Live in Vancouver
For Kenny Wheeler.
Don Thompson · For Kenny Wheeler
The Longest Day
Norma Winstone/ · Azimuth Live in
Julia's Blues
Amanda Tosoff · Wait and See
Libation with Nation.
Bill Coon · Speakeasy
Lou Donaldson · Lou Takes Off!
Dewey Square
Strollin' In
Groovin' High