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

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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.

The influence of Charlie Parker can be heard in virtually every modern jazz musician, particularly players of the alto saxophone. Although considered to be one of "Bird's children," Lou Donaldson absorbed and synthesized other pre-Parker influences, such as Johnny Hodges and Benny Carter. This recording marks a period in his development prior to a stylistic shift away from bop and toward a stronger rhythm and blues emphasis. Three up-tempo tunes are pure bebop; the remaining number is a medium blues in B flat, quite characteristic of the hard bop period. The front line on this set includes Donald Byrd and Curtis Fuller; the rhythm section is Sonny Clark, George Joyner, and Art Taylor. Overall, Lou Takes Off breaks no new musical ground, but it is a solid, swinging session of high-caliber playing.

Tracklist:

01 - Sputnik
02 - Dewey Square
03 - Strollin' In
04 - Groovin' High

Produced by Alfred Lion. Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder.
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, New Jersey on December 15, 1957.

Musicians:
Lou Donaldson - alto saxophone
Donald Byrd - trumpet
Curtis Fuller - trombone
Sonny Clark - piano
George Joyner - bass
Art Taylor - drums

Analyzed: Lou Donaldson / Lou Takes Off
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -1.01 dB -15.70 dB 10:02 01-Sputnik
DR13 -0.57 dB -15.42 dB 7:15 02-Dewey Square
DR15 -0.30 dB -17.47 dB 14:35 03-Strollin' In
DR13 -0.85 dB -15.47 dB 6:22 04-Groovin' High
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Number of tracks: 4
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 4827 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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