Lou Donaldson Gravy Train [RVG Edition]

Gravy Train [RVG Edition]
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CD Details

  • Released: September 10, 2007
  • Label: Blue Note Records

Tracks:

  • 1.Gravy Train
  • 2.South Of The Boarder
  • 3.Polka Dots And Moonbeams
  • 4.Avalon
  • 5.Candy
  • 6.Twist Time
  • 7.Glory Of Love
  • 8.Gravy Train - (alternate take)
  • 9.Glory Of Love - (alternate take)

Product Description:

Personnel: Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone); Herman Foster (piano); Ben Tucker (bass); Dave Bailey (drums); Alec Dorsey (congas).
Producer: Alfred Lion.
Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on April 27, 1961. Originally released on Blue Note (84079). Includes liner notes by Joe Goldberg.
Personnel: Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone); Lou Donaldson; Ben Tucker (bass guitar); Herman Foster (piano); Dave Bailey (drums); Alec Dorsey (congas).
Audio Remasterer: Rudy Van Gelder.
Liner Note Author: Bob Blumenthal.
Recording information: The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (04/27/1961).
Alongside the forward thinking post bop released on Blue Note in the early 1960s was a strain of funkier, simpler, and more blues-based jazz exemplified by the likes of organist Jimmy Smith and saxophonist Lou Donaldson. Donaldson's 1961 effort, GRAVY TRAIN, re-released in 2007 complete with Rudy Van Gelder remastering, is a strong example of the style. Donaldson takes on standards ("Polka Dots and Moonbeams") as well as originals, but infuses everything with a deep, bluesy flavor. The conga-driven groove of the title cut, and the Latin-tinged "South of the Border" are standouts.
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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 101,562
  • UPC: 094639277322
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
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