Lou Donaldson: Blues Walk

Track

Blues Walk

Artist

Lou Donaldson (alto sax)

CD

Blues Walk (Blue Note 46525)

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Musicians:

Lou Donaldson (alto sax), Ray Barretto (conga),

Herman Foster (piano), Peck Morrison (bass), Dave Bailey (drums)

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Recorded: Hackensack, N.J., July 28, 1958

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Rating: 85/100 (learn more)

Recorded when Lou Donaldson was still under the sway of Charlie Parker and before he embraced soul-jazz, the stark minor blues tune “Blues Walk” finds the altoist in a confident straight-ahead mode. Of particular interest are the four-bar exchanges between drummer Dave Bailey and conga player Ray Barretto, who appeared on numerous recordings for Blue Note and others during the period.

Reviewer: David Franklin

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