Lou Donaldson : Here 'Tis

Lou Donaldson : Here 'Tis

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Lou Donaldson (alto sax), "Baby Face" Willette (organ), Grant Green (guitar), Dave Bailey (drums)

Blue Note 4066

Analogue Productions Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

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 1 - A Foggy Day
2 - Here 'Tis
3 - Cool Blues
4 - Watusi Jump
5 - Walk Wid Me

Recorded on January 23, 1961 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Here 'Tis is in the front rank of Lou Donaldson records, an exceptionally funky soul-jazz session that finds the saxophonist swinging harder than usual. As he moves from hard bop to soul-jazz, Donaldson reveals a bluesy streak to his playing while keeping the vigorous attack that defined his best bop. Donaldson's playing is among his finest in the soul-jazz vein, but what makes Here 'Tis such an enjoyable session is his interaction with his supporting trio... As support, all three know how to keep a groove gritty and flexible, following Lou's lead and working a swinging beat that keeps flowing, never growing static... Their talent, combined with Donaldson at a peak, results in a terrific record.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray at AcousTech, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on virgin vinyl at RTI.

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