Lou Donaldson Blues Walk on Hybrid Stereo SACD
Lou Donaldson's undisputed masterpiece, Blues Walk, marks the point where the altoist began to decisively modify his heavy Charlie Parker influence and add a smoky, bluesy flavor of his own. The material is still firmly in the bebop style and its mellower moments still sound vital and distinctive even as things slow down and loosen up. Donaldson's sweetly singing horn is melodic throughout the six selections, making even his most advanced ideas sound utterly good-natured and accessible. The easy-swinging title cut is arguably Donaldson's signature tune even above his late-'60s soul-jazz hits, and his other two originals, "Play Ray" and "Callin' All Cats," are largely in the same vein. Here on Hybrid Stereo SACD.
Lou Donaldson Blues Walk Track Listing:
1. Blues Walk
3. The Masquerade Is Over
4. Play Ray
5. Autumn Nocturne
6. Callin' All Cats