Lou Donaldson Forgotten Man

Lou Donaldson - Lou Takes Off (1958/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192] RE-UP

Lou Donaldson - Lou Takes Off (1958/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:14 minutes | 1,35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This 1958 release marks a period in Lou Donaldson's development prior to a stylistic shift away from bop and toward a stronger rhythm and blues emphasis. Three uptempo tunes here are pure bebop; the remaining number is a medium blues piece, quite characteristic of the hard bop period. The front line on this set includes Donald Byrd and Curtis Fuller with the rhythm section of Sonny Clark, George Joyner and Art Taylor.
Janice Lakers & Debbie Poryes - The Rainbow Lady (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Janice Lakers & Debbie Poryes - The Rainbow Lady (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1985, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6433
Jazz / Cool / Standards / Vocal Jazz / Hip Jazz / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Janice Lakers is a singer we only know from this one album – but she's a hip vocalist with a very compelling style – one that's very much in the best mode of some of the cooler American jazz singers of the late 70s! The song choices are great – some hipper jazz standards – and she's got a way of opening up with the lyrics that's far different than older vocal modes of the 50s – instead nearer to the territory of artists like Janet Lawson or Judy Roberts. Backing is by a hip trio with Debbie Poryes on piano – who really open up with their own sense of presence on the record, too – and titles include "Waltz For Debby", "Like A Lover", "Falling Grace", "Rainbow Lady", "In Your Own Sweet Way", and a nicely grooving take on "Moondance".
Trio Hein Van Der Gaag - To The Point (1986) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Trio Hein Van Der Gaag - To The Point (1986) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1986, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6432
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Pianist Hein Van Der Gaag definitely gets right to the point here – starting off the album with a great version of Horace Silver's "Ecaroh" that's filled with these descending note clusters that really open up the tune – setting up this bold, dark mood which is then balanced over the course of some more introspective tunes that follow! The approach is great – that really special way of creating a trio session that the Limetree label had during the 80s – a quality that's maybe made the imprint one of the best on the European scene at the time for piano jazz. Hein's group here features Joep Lumey on bass and Ben Schroeder on drums.
Lou Donaldson - Everything I Play Is Funky (1970) {1995 Blue Note} **[RE-UP]**

Lou Donaldson - Everything I Play Is Funky (1970) {1995 Blue Note}
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Genre: jazz

Everything I Play Is Funky is the 1970 album by Lou Donaldson. This edition was remastered and reissued by Blue Note in 1995.
Lou Donaldson - The Righteous Reed! - The Best Of Poppa Lou (1967-1973) {Blue Note 7243 8 30721 2 5 rel 1994}

Lou Donaldson - The Righteous Reed! - The Best Of Poppa Lou (1967-1973) {Blue Note 7243 8 30721 2 5 rel 1994}
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© 1967-73, 1994 Blue Note / EMI | 7243 8 30721 2 5
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Don't ya just love 'em? Jazz critics that is. I was reading just the other day what a complete waste of Lou Donaldson's ample talents his late 60's boogaloo beat records are. Well I am sorry - but I think they're great! It's all an attitude - sure LD's blowing is represented better elsewhere - but that just isn't the point. What we have here is archetypal party music, be it a scene from a 1960's movie or the Wag one Monday in the late 80's bursting at the seems as "Rev. Moses" shifts up a gear.
Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1983, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6431
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. One of the more freewheeling groups we've ever heard recording for the Timeless label – especially during the 80s stretch in which this set was recorded – a free-thinking quartet that features Urs Leimgruber on soprano, tenor, and bass saxophone – plus Don Friedman on piano, Bobby Burri on bass, and Joel Allouche on drums! Leimgruber's sound really sets the tone for the record – with moody passages some stretches, or a bolder attack at other moments – then supported strongly by Friedman's piano, really gets a lot of freedom here. All tracks are long, and very different than usual for Timeless.
Steve Gut - Mr. C.T. (1995) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series} (ft. Clark Terry)

Steve Gut - Mr. C.T. (1995) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series} (ft. Clark Terry)
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© 1995, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6430
Jazz / Hard Bop / Contemporary Big Band / Post Bop / Trumpet / Flugelhorn

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Trumpeter Steve Gut's on the frontline here alongside the legendary Clark Terry and the great Dusko Goykovich – and the younger musician really manages to hold his own, and work well with the two master trumpeters! The setting is a larger group – the RTB Big Band – and all three players get a chance to solo – and the mighty Alvin Queen is in the group on drums, providing a soulful kick that maybe makes the album sparkle a bit more than usual for the RTB – although they've always had a great legacy of work with bigger name players, especially American ones. Titles include "Mr CT", "Black Triangle", "Stemi", "Summer Afternoon", "On The Road", "Some Memories", and "Blues To Clark".
The Rein De Graaff Trio With Ronnie Cuber And Nick Brignola - Baritone Explosion! (1995) {2016 Japan Timeless Records Series}

The Rein De Graaff Trio With Ronnie Cuber And Nick Brignola - Baritone Explosion! - Live At Nick's (1995) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1995, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6429
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Baritone Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. We'd hate to get caught in the force of a baritone explosion – as the horns are so big, that's a lot of metal to have to deal with! Fortunately, pianist Rein De Graaf's got the proceedings here on rock-solid territory – providing just the right sort of swing to keep things moving, yet also keep things in control – while both Ronnie Cuber and Nick Brigola open up on the bigger horns – reminding us why they're some of the few players able to carry forward the deftly soulful legacies of earlier baritone greats like Pepper Adams or Serge Chaloff! The album's a live one, and tracks are nice and long – plenty of room for solos on titles that include "Caravan", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Crack Down", "Night In Tunisia", and "Blue Train" – plus two short beautiful ballads, "What's New" and "In A Sentimental Mood".
Dolf De Vries Trio - Where's That Rainy Day (1986) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Dolf De Vries Trio - Where's That Rainy Day (1986) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1986, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6428
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A sweet trio session from Dutch pianist Dolf De Vries – a player who can be lyrical one moment, but have a nice sort of punch the next – almost the sort of soulful swing that was first showing up on the Dutch scene in the 60s! The album's got a sprightly vibe all the way through – thanks to Dolf's style – and the trio also features Frank Noya on bass and Peter Ypma on drums – both rhythm players who are well-suited to the approach of De Vries. Titles include "Bernie's Tune", "La Mer", "Comecar De Novo", "30 Square Holiday", "Love City", and "The Look Of Love".
Harry Verbeke & Rob Agerbeek Quartet - Seven Steps (1982) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Harry Verbeke & Rob Agerbeek Quartet - Seven Steps (1982) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1982, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6427
Jazz / Post Bop / Cool / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Tenorist Harry Verbeke's a hell of a reedman – a Dutch player who's never gotten the notice he should on our side of the Atlantic, but definitely one of the shining stars of the scene in Netherlands over the past 50 years! Harry blows with a sense of soul and bite right from the very first few notes of this gem of a record – working in tight formation with pianist Rob Agerbeek – another tremendous Dutch talent – in a groove that's as soulful and fluid as the best American work of the late 60s or 70s – classic in conception, but really trying to so something new as well, and with a very personal vibe on the tenor solos. Bassist Harry Emmery rounds out the groove with this wonderful warm tone – and drummer James Martin completes the group – on stellar titles that include "Sometimes Bread", "Ladies Birthday", "Seven Steps", "Ghana", and "Off The Top".