Lou Donaldson : Sunny Side Up

Lou Donaldson : Sunny Side Up


Lou Donaldson (alto sax), Bill Hardman (trumpet), Horace Parlan (piano), Sam Jones, Laymon Jackson (bass), Al Harewood (drums)

Blue Note 4036

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

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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1 - Blues for J.P.
2 - The Man I Love
3 - Politely
4 - It's You or No One
5 - The Truth
6 - Goose Grease
7 - Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise

Recorded on February 5 & 28, 1960, at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

In the late fifties and early sixties, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded primarily with his own quartet with pianist Herman Foster or with organ trios. Occasionally, he'd break the mold as he did on this February, 1960 session that was strictly a hard bop affair which includes trumpeter Bill Hardman and pianist Horace Parlan. There's still plenty of funk in evidence as "Goose Grease" bears out, but "Hardman's Politely," "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" and "The Man I Love" find Lou digging deep into his bop roots.

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.