Lou Donaldson Quartet

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Sponsored by Joseph & Sandra Lehrer and Greensfelder, Hemker, & Gale, P.C.

“… first impulse is always to describe Lou Donaldson as the greatest alto saxophonist in the world.” New York Sun

Recently named an NEA Jazz Master, saxophonist Lou Donaldson has been a St. Louis favorite for more than seven decades. “Sweet Poppa Lou” made a series of classic recordings for Blue Note Records in the 1950s, and takes pride in having showcased many musicians who made their first records as sidemen in his band, including Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, Grant Green, and more. Today, at age 86, Lou continues to play at his very best, entertaining audiences worldwide with spirited performances that are always soulful, thoroughly swinging, and steeped in the blues.


Lou Donaldson – alto saxophone

Akiko Tsuruga – Hammond B-3 organ

Randy Johnston – guitar

Fukushi Tainaka – drums


style: straight-ahead / soul jazz


Lou Donaldson Quartet’s Official Website


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One Comment

  1. Jackie & Stacy Barnes
    Posted August 2, 2010 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Hello uncle Lu.

    just watching you and the Quartet on the site and loving it, we really enjoyed seeing and being with you at the family reunion in Virginia Beach and hope to see you again soon.
    You take care of yourself and keep making that Kool Jazz sound sweet.

    Dig you later Daddyo!

    Luv Stacy & Jackie

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