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“… 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
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