Saturday, November 22, 2014

Lou Donaldson - Say It Loud !

Year : 1969
Label : Blue Note
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz

More commercial language for Lou Donaldson who uses, for the first time, the varitone process, an amplification system for saxophone. Indeed, the Lou Donaldson Quintet (featuring Charles Earland, Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Ponder, and of course, Idris Muhammad), adopts here the Blues/Boogie mode, making of Say It Loud! one of his funkiest LP. The first side is entirely devoted to covers songs including the opening track, the Funk/Soul classic from James Brown and the great jazz standards than are Summertime (played in a Latin variation) and Caravan, while the other side consists on two originals composed by Lou.

Lou Donaldson_ alto saxophone
Charles Earland_organ
Jimmy Ponder_guitar
Idris Muhammad_drums

01. Say It Loud I'm Black And Proud
02. Summertime
03. Caravan
04. Snake Bone
05. Brother Soul

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