Lou Donaldson - Lou Takes Off (1957) [DAD Reissue 2001]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:36 minutes | 890 MB
DAD to Hi-Res FLAC - Source: Classic Records' DAD 1026 | Front cover
The influence of Charlie Parker can be heard in virtually every modern jazz musician, particularly players of the alto saxophone. Although considered to be one of "Bird's Children", Lou Donaldson absorbed and synthesized other pre-Parker influences, such as Johnny Hodges and Benny Carter. This recording marks a period in his development prior to a stylistic shift away from bop and toward a stronger rhythm and blues emphasis.