Lou Donaldson : The Time is Right

Lou Donaldson : The Time is Right


Lou Donaldson (alto sax), Blue Mitchell (trumpet), Horace Parlan (piano), Laymon Jackson (bass), Dave Bailey (drums), Ray Barretto (congas)

Blue Note 4025

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

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

Add To Cart

1 - Lou's Blues
2 - Be My Love
3 - Idaho
4 - The Nearness Of You
5 - Mack The Knife
6 - Crosstown Shuffle
7 - Tangerine

Recorded on October 31 & November 28, 1959, at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

"A soul survivor in every sense of the term, this alto saxophonist is one of the few remaining jazz artists who made a major impact on the jazz community via an extensive run with producer Alfred Lion and the Blue Note label (Horace Silver being another Blue Note legend that comes to mind). From his first recordings for the label with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, it was clear that Lou Donaldson put melody and sound at a premium, coming up with an amalgam that combined the creamy smoothness of Johnny Hodges with the quicksilver bop inflections of Charlie Parker." – All About Jazz

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.