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Lou Donaldson - A Man With a Horn (1999)  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Dec. 19, 2011
Lou Donaldson - A Man With a Horn (1999)

Lou Donaldson - A Man With a Horn (1999)
Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 358 MB. & 140 MB.
300dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) included | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (1999) | Label: Capitol/Blue Note | Catalog# 7243-5-21436-2-7 | 55:51 min.

These sessions were recorded for Blue Note in 1961 and 1963. The first date features five cuts with Jack Mcduff on organ, Grant Green on guitar, and Joe Dukes on drums. The four remaining cuts were recorded two years later with John Patton on organ, Ben Dixon on drums, and the addition of Irvin Stokes on trumpet. This is a mainly mellow affair with six of the nine tracks exchanging the hard bop and soul-jazz of the times for ballads and slow blues. However, the occasional up-tempo funky surprise does pop up on "My Melancholy Baby" and the Donaldson originals "Hipty Hop" and "Soul Meetin'."
Archie Shepp Quartet feat. Annette Lowman - Lover Man (1988) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Archie Shepp Quartet feat. Annette Lowman - Lover Man (1988) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 387 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 142 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 260 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1988, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6356
Jazz / Bop / Modern Post Bebop / Saxophone / Vocal Jazz / Jazz Blues

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A real gem from the great Archie Shepp – an overlooked treasure from his years as a straight jazz musician – a time we come to appreciate more and more as the years go by! The Shepp heard here is one who's still got all the raw tone and bite of the old days, but also finds a way to swing things on a set of familiar standards – so that he's cutting these great raspy lines out of tunes you might already know – but which are taking on a whole new life in the process.
Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5074 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo (1967) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5074 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 212 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 235 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1967, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5074
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Features SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Alligator Bogaloo is one example of Lou Donaldson's successful combinations of hard bop and soul-jazz. Of the six tunes, three are Donaldson originals, including the title hit. The excellent band, consisting of Melvin Lastin, Sr. on cornet, George Benson on guitar, Lonnie Smith on organ, and Leo Morris on drums, mixes laid-back vamps beneath driving hard bop charts. As the '60s turned into the '70s, Donaldson began shaving off hard bop invention for a more radio-friendly and 45 rpm length, leaving soulful – yet monotonous – vamping. At that point, Donaldson's material suffered from a lack of originality. That's not the case on Alligator Bogaloo.
Lou Donaldson - Midnight Creeper (1968) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81081 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Lou Donaldson - Midnight Creeper (1968) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81081 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 231 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 250 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1968, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81081
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Funky genius from Lou Donaldson – one of his first funky albums for Blue Note, and a real killer all the way through! The album has a great young group working with Lou – players that include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Lonnie Smith on organ, Leo Morris (aka Idris Muhammed) on drums, and George Benson on guitar – grooving with that really soulful early sound of his! The album has that hard Lou Donaldson funky sound that still sounds fantastic today – and titles include "Dapper Dan", "Midnight Creeper", "Bag of Jewels", and "Love Power".

Lou Donaldson - Caracas (1994) {Milestone/Fantasy Jazz}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 14, 2018
Lou Donaldson - Caracas (1994) {Milestone/Fantasy Jazz}

Lou Donaldson - Caracas (1994) {Milestone/Fantasy Jazz}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | no scans | 330 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 120 mb
Genre: jazz

Caracas is the 1994 album by American jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson. This album was released through Milestone via Fantasy Jazz.

Lou Donaldson - The Midnight Creeper (1968) {Applause Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 24, 2018
Lou Donaldson - The Midnight Creeper (1968) {Applause Records}

Lou Donaldson - The Midnight Creeper (1968) {Applause Records}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 228MB + 3% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 93MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk

As he delved deeper into commercial soul-jazz and jazz-funk, Lou Donaldson became better at it. While lacking the bite of his hard bop improvisations or the hard-swinging funk of Alligator Bogaloo, Midnight Creeper succeeds where its predecessor, Mr. Shing-A-Ling failed: it offers a thoroughly enjoyable set of grooving, funky soul-jazz. The five songs – including two originals by Donaldson and one each by Lonnie Smith (who also plays organ on the record), Teddy Vann, and Harold Ousley – aren't particularly distinguished, but the vibe is important, not the material. And the band – Donaldson, Smith, trumpeter Blue Mitchell, guitarist George Benson, and drummer Leo Morris – strikes the right note, turning in a fluid, friendly collection of bluesy funk vamps. Donaldson could frequently sound stilted on his commercial soul-jazz dates, but that's not the case with Midnight Creeper.
Lou Donaldson - Swing And Soul (1957/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192] RE-UP

Lou Donaldson - Swing And Soul (1957/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:31 minutes | 1,69 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Lou Donaldson has long been an excellent bop altoist influenced by Charlie Parker, but with a more blues-based style of his own. His distinctive tone has been heard in a variety of small group settings, and he has recorded dozens of worthy and spirited sets throughout the years. His bluesy style was easily transferable to soul-jazz, and he sounded most original in that context. Swing And Soul is a Donaldson album from 1957 that features his most famous quintet consisting of Herman Foster on piano, Peck Morrison on bass, Dave Bailey on drums and Ray Barretto on congas.
Lou Donaldson - Sunny Side Up (1961) [APO Remaster 2011] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Lou Donaldson - Sunny Side Up (1961) [Analogue Productions '2011]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 44:39 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,29 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 965 MB

Recorded in 1960, Sunny Side Up features alto master Lou Donaldson paired with a fine cadre of up-and-coming sidemen. In particular, trumpeter Bill Hardman and pianist Duke Pearson contribute a healthy dose of soul to the arrangements, which, combined with rock solid drumming from Al Harewood and tight bass work from Sam Jones and Laymon Jackson, are highlights of this particularly fine album.
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.

Lou Donaldson - Sunny Side Up (2011)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 3, 2017
Lou Donaldson - Sunny Side Up (2011)

Lou Donaldson - Sunny Side Up (2011)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 265.45 Mb | 44:56 | Covers
Hard Bop | Country: USA | Label: Analogue Productions (CBNJ 84036 SA)

Sunny Side Up is closer to hard bop than the straight-ahead bop that characterized Lou Donaldson's '50s Blue Note records. There's a bit more soul to the songs here, which pianist Horace Parlan helps emphasize with his lightly swinging grooves. The pair help lead the group – which also features trumpeter Bill Hardman, drummer Al Harewood and bassist Sam Jones (Laymon Jackson plays bass on two of the eight songs) – through a mellow set of standards and bluesy originals from Donaldson and Parlan. Even the uptempo numbers sound relaxed, never fiery. Despite the general smoothness of the session, Donaldson stumbles a little – the quotation of "Flight of the Bumblebee" on "Blues for J.P." is awkward, as is the snippet of "Pop Goes the Weasel" on "Politely," and "Way Down Upon the Swanee River" sounds lazy – but there's enough solid material to make Sunny Side Up a worthwhile listen for fans of Donaldson and early-'60s hard bop.