Lou Donaldson Discography

1952 (age 26)

Milt Jackson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Milt Jackson (vibes) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, April 7, 1952
BN422-0 tk.1TahitiBlue Note 1592, BLP 5011, BLP 1509, BN-LA590-H2
BN424-2 tk.8Bags' GrooveBlue Note 1593, 45-1645, BLP 5011, BLP 1509, BLP 1001, BN-LA590-H2, BST2 84429, BST 89903
BN426-0 tk.14Don't Get Around Much AnymoreBlue Note 1594, BN-LA590-H2, (J) BNJ-61012
BN426-1 tk.15Don't Get Around Much Anymore (alternate take)Blue Note BN-LA590-H2, (J) BNJ-61012
BN427-0 tk.16On The SceneBlue Note 1594, BLP 5011, BLP 1509, BN-LA590-H2
* Blue Note BLP 1509, BST 81509 (pseudo stereo)   Milt Jackson And The Thelonious Monk Quintet
* Blue Note BN-LA590-H2   Milt Jackson - All Star Bags
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note - Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz
* Blue Note BST2 84429   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61012   Thelonious Monk And Milt Jackson
* Blue Note BLP 5011   Milt Jackson - Wizard Of The Vibes
= Vogue (E) LDE 044   Milt Jackson And His New Group
= Vogue (F) LD 138   Milt Jackson And His New Group - Wizard Of The Vibes
* Blue Note 45-1645   Milt Jackson - What's New / Bags' Groove
* Blue Note 1592   Milt Jackson - What's New / Tahiti
* Blue Note 1593   Milt Jackson - Bag's Groove / Lillie
* Blue Note 1594   Lou Donaldson - Don't Get Around Much Anymore / Milt Jackson - On The Scene

Thelonious Monk Sextet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Lucky Thompson (tenor sax) Thelonious Monk (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, May 30, 1952
BN434-1 tk.2SkippyBlue Note 1602, BLP 1511
BN434-2 tk.3Skippy (alternate take)Mosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
BN435-1 tk.5Hornin' In (alternate take)-
BN435-3 tk.7Hornin' InBlue Note 1603, BLP 1511
BN436-0 tk.8SixteenMosaic MR4-101; Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011
BN436-1 tk.9Sixteen (alternate take)-
BN437-0 tk.10Carolina MoonBlue Note 1603, BLP 1511
BN438-0 tk.11Let's Cool OneBlue Note 1602, BLP 1511
* Blue Note BLP 1511, BST 81511 (pseudo stereo)   Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
= Blue Note BN-LA579-H2   Thelonious Monk - The Complete Genius
= Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61011   More Genius Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note 1602   Thelonious Monk - Skippy / Let's Cool One
* Blue Note 1603   Thelonious Monk - Hornin' In / Carolina Moon

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, June 20, 1952
BN440-0 tk.1Roccus (alternate take)Blue Note CDP 7 81537 2
BN440-1 tk.2RoccusBlue Note 1598, BLP 5021, BLP 1537
BN442-2 tk.7Cheek To Cheek (alternate take)Blue Note CDP 7 81537 2
BN443-0 tk.8Lou's Blues (alternate take)-
BN443-1 tk.9Lou's BluesBlue Note 1599, BLP 5021, BLP 1537
BN442-4 tk.11Cheek To CheekBlue Note 1598, BLP 5021, BLP 1537
BN441-2 tk.12The Things We Did Last SummerBlue Note 1599, BLP 5021, (J) BNJ-61008/10
* Blue Note BLP 1537, CDP 7 81537 2   Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note BLP 5021   Lou Donaldson - New Faces-New Sounds
* Blue Note 1598   Lou Donaldson - Roccus / Cheek To Cheek
* Blue Note 1599   Lou Donaldson - The Things We Did Last Summer / Lou's Blues

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Blue Mitchell (trumpet -2/4) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 19, 1952
1. BN457-0 tk.1Sweet JuiceBlue Note 1609, BLP 5021, BLP 1537
2. BN459-1 tk.8Down HomeBlue Note 1610, BLP 5021, BLP 1537
3. BN460-1 tk.10The Best Things In Life Are FreeBlue Note 1609, BLP 5021, BLP 1537
4. BN458-5 tk.12If I Love AgainBlue Note 1610, BLP 5021, BLP 1537
* Blue Note BLP 1537, CDP 7 81537 2   Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet
* Blue Note BLP 5021   Lou Donaldson - New Faces-New Sounds
* Blue Note 1609   Lou Donaldson - Sweet Juice / The Best Things In Life Are Free
* Blue Note 1610   Lou Donaldson - If I Love Again / Down Home

1953

Lou Donaldson - Clifford Brown Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, June 9, 1953
BN489-1 tk.2BellarosaBlue Note 1623, BLP 5030, BN-LA267-G, (J) BNJ-61001, (J) BRP-8036
BN490-1 tk.4Carvin' The Rock (alternate take 1)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
BN490-3 tk.6Carvin' The RockBlue Note 1624, BLP 5030, BLP 1526, (J) BRP-8036
BN491-0 tk.7Cookin' (alternate take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
BN491-1 tk.8Cookin'Blue Note 1623, BLP 5030, BLP 1526, (J) BRP-8036
BN492-0 tk.9Brownie SpeaksBlue Note 1622, 45-1647, BLP 5030, BLP 1526, BN-LA267-G, BST2 84433, (J) BRP-8036
BN493-0 tk.10De-DahBlue Note 1624, BLP 5030, BLP 1526, BN-LA267-G, (J) BRP-8036
BN494-0 tk.11You Go To My HeadBlue Note 1622, 45-1647, BLP 5030, BLP 1526, (J) BRP-8036
BN490-5 tk.14Carvin' The Rock (alternate take 2)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001
* Blue Note BN-LA267-G   Clifford Brown - Brownie Eyes
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61001   Clifford Brown - More Memorable Tracks
= Blue Note BST 84428   Clifford Brown - Alternate Takes
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note (J) BRP-8036   Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown - New Faces-New Sounds
* Blue Note BLP 1526, BST 81526 (pseudo stereo)   Clifford Brown Memorial Album
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5030   Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown - New Faces-New Sounds
* Blue Note 45-1647   Clifford Brown - Brownie Speaks / You Go To My Head
* Blue Note 1623   Lou Donaldson - Cookin' / Bellarosa
* Blue Note 1624   Lou Donaldson - Carvin' The Rock / De-Dah
* Blue Note 1622   Lou Donaldson - Brownie Speaks / You Go To My Head

Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, October 31, 1953
An Oscar For OscarSession Disc 110; Royal Jazz (D) RJD 515
If I Love AgainSession Disc 110
Split KickRoyal Jazz (D) RJD 515
Get Happy-
Lullaby Of Birdland-
* Session Disc 110   Hooray For Milt Jackson - John Lewis - Art Blakey - Kenny Dorham
* Royal Jazz (D) RJD 515   Kenny Dorham 1953, 1956, 1964

1954

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, 1st set, February 21, 1954
Pee Wee Marquette's intro
tk.1Wee Dot (alternate take)Blue Note BN-LA473-J2, (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46519 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
tk.2Now's The TimeBlue Note 45-1678, BLP 5039, BLP 1522
tk.3Quicksilverrejected
* Blue Note BN-LA473-J2   Art Blakey - Live Messengers
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61002   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note CDP 7 46519 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 5039   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note 45-1678   Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson - Now's The Time, Part 1 & 2

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 2nd set, February 21, 1954
tk.4ConfirmationBlue Note BLP 5039, BLP 1522
tk.6MayrehBlue Note BLP 5038, BLP 1521
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 5039   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 5038   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet -1,3,4) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, 3rd set, February 21, 1954
1. tk.7Our Delightrejected
2. tk.8If I Had YouBlue Note 45-1657, BLP 5039, BLP 1522
3. tk.9Split KickBlue Note BLP 5037, BLP 1521
4. tk.10Lou's BluesBlue Note (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46520 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61002   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 5039   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 5037   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 45-1657   Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson - Wee Dot / If I Had You

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
"Birdland", NYC, 4th set, February 21, 1954
tk.11Wee Dotrejected
tk.12A Night In TunisiaBlue Note BLP 5038, BLP 1521, (J) BNJ-71106
tk.13Quicksilver (alternate take)Blue Note BLP 1522
tk.14Confirmationrejected
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-71106   Various Artists - Soho Blue
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 5038   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2

Art Blakey Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer): same personnel
"Birdland", NYC, 5th set, February 21, 1954
tk.15Blues (Improvisation)Blue Note (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, BN-LA473-J2, (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46519 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
tk.16The Way You Look TonightBlue Note (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, BN-LA473-J2, (J) BNJ-61002, CDP 7 46520 2; Mosaic MR5-104; Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2
tk.17Wee DotBlue Note 45-1657, BLP 5038, BLP 1522
tk.18QuicksilverBlue Note 45-1656, BLP 5037, BLP 1521
Lullaby Of Birdland (finale)
* Blue Note BN-LA473-J2   Art Blakey - Live Messengers
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61002   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 1522, BST 81522 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8839, (J) LNJ-70092, CDP 7 46520 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 1521, BST 81521 (pseudo stereo), (J) NR-8838, (J) LNJ-70091, CDP 7 46519 2   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MR5-104   The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Clifford Brown
= Blue Note 7243 8 34195 2   Clifford Brown - The Complete Blue Note And Pacific Jazz Recordings
* Blue Note BLP 5038   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 5037   A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 45-1657   Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson - Wee Dot / If I Had You
* Blue Note 45-1656   Art Blakey, Clifford Brown - Quicksilver / Once In A While

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 22, 1954
tk.3CaracasBlue Note BLP 5055, BLP 1537
tk.4The Stroller-
tk.6Moe's Bluff-
tk.10After You've GoneBlue Note BLP 5055, (J) BNJ-61008/10
* Blue Note BLP 1537, CDP 7 81537 2   Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note BLP 5055   Lou Donaldson Sextet, Vol. 2

1955

Gene Ammons Sextet

Art Farmer (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Freddie Redd (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 15, 1955
755JuggernautPrestige PRLP 211, PRLP 7050, PR 24036
756Woofin' And Tweetin'Prestige 45-166, PRLP 211, PRLP 7050
* Prestige PRLP 7050; Original Jazz Classics OJC-014, OJCCD-014-2   Gene Ammons All Star Sessions
= Prestige PRLP 7050 (alt.)   Gene Ammons - Woofin' And Tweetin'
* Prestige PR 24036   Gene Ammons - Juganthology
* Prestige PRLP 211   Gene Ammons All Stars
* Prestige 45-166   Gene Ammons - Woofin' And Tweetin', Part 1 & 2

1957 (age 31)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Herman Foster (piano) Peck Morrison (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 27, 1957
tk.3Stella By Starlightunissued
tk.4That Good Old FeelingBlue Note 45-1663, BLP 1545
tk.6CaravanBlue Note 45-1662, BLP 1545
tk.7L.D. BluesBlue Note 45-1663, BLP 1545
tk.9Old FolksBlue Note 45-1662, BLP 1545
tk.10There Is No Greater LoveBlue Note BLP 1545
tk.12Move It-
* Blue Note BLP 1545   Lou Donaldson - Wailing With Lou
* Blue Note 45-1663   Lou Donaldson - L.D. Blues / That Good Old Feeling
* Blue Note 45-1662   Lou Donaldson - Caravan / Old Folks

Jimmy Smith Sextet/Trio

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Hank Mobley (tenor sax) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 11, 1957
tk.3Falling In Love With LoveBlue Note BLP 1547
tk.5Funk's OatsBlue Note 45-1677, BLP 1547
tk.8Groovy DateBlue Note BLP 1548
tk.9I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart-
* Blue Note BLP 1547, BST 81547 (pseudo stereo)   A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154   The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note BLP 1548, BST 81548 (pseudo stereo)   A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154   The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note 45-1677   Jimmy Smith - Funk's Oats, Part 1 & 2

Jimmy Smith Duo

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Jimmy Smith (organ)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 12, 1957
tk.1I'm Getting Sentimental Over YouBlue Note 45-1668, BLP 1548
tk.2SummertimeBlue Note 45-1667, BLP 1551
* Blue Note BLP 1548, BST 81548 (pseudo stereo)   A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154   The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note BLP 1551, BST 81551 (pseudo stereo)   Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154   The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note 45-1668   Jimmy Smith, Lou Donaldson - Plum Nellie / I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
* Blue Note 45-1667   Jimmy Smith, Lou Donaldson - How High The Moon / Summertime

Jimmy Smith Quartet/Trio

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Donald Bailey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 12, 1957
tk.5Plum NellieBlue Note BLP 1552
tk.6Plum Nellie (alternate take)Blue Note 45-1668, (J) K18P-9280; Mosaic MQ5-154
Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
tk.8Billie's BounceBlue Note BLP 1552
tk.10Yardbird SuiteBlue Note BLP 1551, BST 89903
tk.12All Day LongBlue Note 45-1676, BLP 1551, BST 89901
* Blue Note BLP 1552, BST 81552 (pseudo stereo)   Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol. 2
= Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154   The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note (J) K18P-9280   Jimmy Smith - The Singles
* Blue Note BLP 1551, BST 81551 (pseudo stereo)   Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol. 1
= Mosaic MQ5-154, MD3-154   The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BST 89901   Jimmy Smith's Greatest Hits
* Blue Note 45-1668   Jimmy Smith, Lou Donaldson - Plum Nellie / I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
* Blue Note 45-1676   Jimmy Smith - All Day Long, Part 1 & 2

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Herman Foster (piano) Peck Morrison (bass) Dave Bailey (drums) Ray Barretto (congas)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 9, 1957
tk.1Herman's MamboBlue Note 45-1681, BLP 1566, BST 81566
tk.4Peck TimeBlue Note 45-1680, BLP 1566, BST 81566
tk.6There Will Never Be Another You (mono take)Blue Note BLP 1566, (J) BNJ-61008/10
tk.7There Will Never Be Another You (stereo take)Blue Note BST 81566
tk.8Groove JunctionBlue Note BLP 1566, BST 81566
tk.10DorothyBlue Note 45-1680, BLP 1566, BST 81566
tk.11Grits And GravyBlue Note 45-1681, BLP 1566, BST 81566
tk.12I Won't Cry AnymoreBlue Note BLP 1566, BST 81566
* Blue Note BLP 1566   Lou Donaldson, Vol. 3 - Swing And Soul
* Blue Note BST 81566   Lou Donaldson, Vol. 3 - Swing And Soul
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note 45-1681   Lou Donaldson - Herman's Mambo / Grits And Gravy
* Blue Note 45-1680   Lou Donaldson - Dorothy / Peck Time

Jimmy Smith Trio With Lou Donaldson

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Donald Bailey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, July 4, 1957
tk.4Cha Cha JBlue Note 45-1711, (J) K18P-9280, (J) BNJ-61013
tk.6Street Of DreamsBlue Note (J) BNJ-61013
tk.7Star Eyes-
tk.8Darn That Dream-
tk.9Soft Winds-
tk.14Hollerin' And Screamin'-
* Blue Note (J) K18P-9280   Jimmy Smith - The Singles
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61013   Jimmy Smith, Lou Donaldson - Jimmy Smith Trio + LD
* Blue Note 45-1711   Jimmy Smith - The Swingin' Shepherd Blues / Cha Cha J

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Sonny Clark (piano) George Joyner (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 15, 1957
tk.4Groovin' HighBlue Note BLP 1591
tk.5Strollin' In-
tk.6SputnikBlue Note 45-1713, BLP 1591
tk.8Dewey SquareBlue Note BLP 1591
* Blue Note BLP 1591   Lou Donaldson - Lou Takes Off
* Blue Note 45-1713   Lou Donaldson - Sputnik, Part 1 & 2

1958

Jimmy Smith Quartet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Donald Bailey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 25, 1958
tk.5Lover ManBlue Note BLP 4002, BN-LA400-H2
Strike Up The Bandrejected
* Blue Note BLP 4002, BST 84002   Jimmy Smith - House Party
* Blue Note BN-LA400-H2   Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith Sextet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Art Blakey (drums)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 25, 1958
tk.12ConfirmationBlue Note LT-992
tk.13Au PrivaveBlue Note BLP 4002
tk.15The SermonBlue Note 45-1879, BLP 4011, BST 89901, BN-LA400-H2, (J) NP-9020C
* Blue Note LT-992   Jimmy Smith - Confirmation
* Blue Note BLP 4002, BST 84002   Jimmy Smith - House Party
* Blue Note BLP 4011, BST 84011   Jimmy Smith - The Sermon!
* Blue Note BST 89901   Jimmy Smith's Greatest Hits
* Blue Note BN-LA400-H2   Jimmy Smith
* Blue Note (J) NP-9020C   Various Artists - Blue Note Jazz
* Blue Note 45-1879   Jimmy Smith - The Sermon, Part 1 & 2

Jimmy Smith Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Tina Brooks (tenor sax -4) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Donald Bailey (drums)
"Smalls Paradise", Harlem, NY, 1st set, April 7, 1958
1. tk.2What's NewBlue Note CDP 7 84441 2
2. tk.3Fugueing The Bluesrejected
3. tk.4Red Sails In The Sunset-
4. tk.5Cool BluesBlue Note LT-1054
* Blue Note LT-1054, CDP 7 84441 2   Jimmy Smith - Cool Blues

Jimmy Smith Quartet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Donald Bailey (drums)
"Smalls Paradise", Harlem, NY, 2nd set, April 7, 1958
tk.9Once In A WhileBlue Note CDP 7 84441 2
tk.10Bye Bye Blackbirdrejected
* Blue Note CDP 7 84441 2   Jimmy Smith - Cool Blues

Jimmy Smith Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Tina Brooks (tenor sax -1/3) Jimmy Smith (organ) Eddie McFadden (guitar) Art Blakey (drums -1/3) Donald Bailey (drums -4)
"Smalls Paradise", Harlem, NY, 3rd set, April 7, 1958
1. tk.11A Night In TunisiaBlue Note LT-1054
2. tk.12Dark Eyes-
3. tk.13Groovin' At Small's-
4. tk.14Mary Annrejected
* Blue Note LT-1054, CDP 7 84441 2   Jimmy Smith - Cool Blues

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Herman Foster (piano) Peck Morrison (bass) Dave Bailey (drums) Ray Barretto (congas)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 28, 1958
tk.2Play, RayBlue Note 45-1721, BLP 1593
tk.5The Masquerade Is OverBlue Note 45-1720, BLP 1593
tk.10Autumn NocturneBlue Note 45-1721, BLP 1593
tk.11Callin' All CatsBlue Note BLP 1593
tk.13Move-
tk.15Blues WalkBlue Note 45-1720, BLP 1593, BST 89903, BST2 84429
* Blue Note BLP 1593, BST 81593, CDP 7 46525 2   Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BST2 84429   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 45-1721   Lou Donaldson - Play, Ray / Autumn Nocturne
* Blue Note 45-1720   Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk / The Masquerade Is Over

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Herman Foster (piano) Peck Morrison (bass) Jimmy Wormworth (drums) Ray Barretto (congas)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 14, 1958
tk.1Walkin' By The RiverBlue Note BLP 4053
tk.6Green Eyes-
tk.7Light Foot-
tk.9Hog MawBlue Note 45-1806, BLP 4053
tk.11Jump Upunissued
tk.12Mary AnnBlue Note BLP 4053
tk.13Day DreamsBlue Note 45-1806, BLP 4053
tk.14Stella By StarlightBlue Note BLP 4053
tk.17Stella By Starlight (alternate take)Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44
* Blue Note BLP 4053, BST 84053   Lou Donaldson - Light Foot
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series
* Blue Note 45-1806   Lou Donaldson - Hog Maw / Day Dreams

1959

Lou Donaldson With The Three Sounds

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Gene Harris (piano) Andrew Simpkins (bass) Bill Dowdy (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 18, 1959
tk.3Just FriendsBlue Note BLP 4012
tk.4Don't Take Your Love From Me-
tk.6Confirmation-
tk.7Jump Up-
tk.8Smooth GrooveBlue Note 45-1772, BLP 4012
tk.10Three Little WordsBlue Note BLP 4012
tk.11Blue MoonBlue Note 45-1772, BLP 4012
* Blue Note BLP 4012, BST 84012   Lou Donaldson With The Three Sounds - LD + 3
* Blue Note 45-1772   Lou Donaldson - Blue Moon / Smooth Groove

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Blue Mitchell (trumpet -1,3/8) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Horace Parlan (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Dave Bailey (drums) Ray Barretto (congas)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 31, 1959
1. tk.4Mack The KnifeBlue Note 45-1752, BLP 4025
2. tk.6Be My LoveBlue Note 45-1753, BLP 4025
3. tk.8Crosstown ShuffleBlue Note BLP 4025
4. tk.12Tangerine-
5. tk.13Lou's BluesBlue Note 45-1753, BLP 4025, BST2 84433
6.Time On My Handsrejected
7. tk.19The Nearness Of YouBlue Note 45-1752, BLP 4025
8.It's Only A Paper Moonrejected
* Blue Note BLP 4025, BST 84025   Lou Donaldson - The Time Is Right
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1752   Lou Donaldson - Mack The Knife / The Nearness Of You
* Blue Note 45-1753   Lou Donaldson - Be My Love / Lou's Blues

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Horace Parlan (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Al Harewood (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 28, 1959
tk.3IdahoBlue Note BLP 4025
Untitled Donaldson Bluesrejected
But Not For Me-
* Blue Note BLP 4025, BST 84025   Lou Donaldson - The Time Is Right

1960

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Horace Parlan (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Al Harewood (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 5, 1960
Blues For J.P.rejected
tk.9PolitelyBlue Note 45-1774, BLP 4036
tk.11(Way Down Upon The) Swanee RiverBlue Note 7243 8 32095 2, (J) TOCJ-5941/44
tk.13Softly, As In A Morning SunriseBlue Note BLP 4036
The Man I Loverejected
tk.18Goose GreaseBlue Note 45-1773, BLP 4036
The Truthrejected
* Blue Note BLP 4036, BST 84036, B1-32095, 7243 8 32095 2   Lou Donaldson - Sunny Side Up
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series
* Blue Note 45-1774   Lou Donaldson - Politely / Blues For J.P.
* Blue Note 45-1773   Lou Donaldson - The Truth / Goose Grease

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Bill Hardman (trumpet -1,2,4) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Horace Parlan (piano) Laymon Jackson (bass) Al Harewood (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 28, 1960
1. tk.21The Man I LoveBlue Note BLP 4036
2. tk.25Blues For J.P.Blue Note 45-1774, BLP 4036
3. tk.26The TruthBlue Note 45-1773, BLP 4036
4. tk.28It's You Or No OneBlue Note BLP 4036
* Blue Note BLP 4036, BST 84036, B1-32095, 7243 8 32095 2   Lou Donaldson - Sunny Side Up
* Blue Note 45-1774   Lou Donaldson - Politely / Blues For J.P.
* Blue Note 45-1773   Lou Donaldson - The Truth / Goose Grease

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Horace Parlan (piano) George Tucker (bass) Al Harewood (drums) Ray Barretto (congas -1/5,7)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 22, 1960
1. tk.2The SquirrelBlue Note LT-1028
2. tk.5Si Si Safronia-
3. tk.6Dog Walk-
4. tk.7Exactly Like You-
5. tk.10Avalon-
6. tk.12Midnight Sun-
7. tk.13Candy-
* Blue Note LT-1028   Lou Donaldson - Midnight Sun

1961

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) "Baby Face" Willette (organ) Grant Green (guitar) Dave Bailey (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 23, 1961
tk.1Watusi JumpBlue Note 45-1808, BLP 4066
tk.4Here 'TisBlue Note 45-1807, BLP 4066
tk.12Cool BluesBlue Note BLP 4066
tk.13Walk With Me-
tk.16A Foggy Day-
tk.17Untitled Donaldson Bluesrejected
* Blue Note BLP 4066, BST 84066   Lou Donaldson - Here 'Tis
* Blue Note 45-1808   Lou Donaldson - Watusi Jump, Part 1 & 2
* Blue Note 45-1807   Lou Donaldson - Here 'Tis, Part 1 & 2

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Herman Foster (piano) Ben Tucker (bass) Dave Bailey (drums) Alec Dorsey (congas -1/4,6/9)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 27, 1961
1. tk.1Glory Of LoveBlue Note 45-1832, BLP 4079
2. tk.3Glory Of Love (alternate take)Blue Note 7243 8 53357 2
3. tk.7Gravy TrainBlue Note 45-1830, BLP 4079
4. tk.9Gravy Train (alternate take)Blue Note 7243 8 53357 2, (J) TOCJ-5941/44
5. tk.11Polka Dots And MoonbeamsBlue Note 45-1831, BLP 4079
6. tk.12CandyBlue Note BLP 4079
7. tk.14South Of The BorderBlue Note 45-1831, BLP 4079
8. tk.15Twist TimeBlue Note BLP 4079
9. tk.19AvalonBlue Note 45-1832, BLP 4079
* Blue Note BLP 4079, BST 84079, 7243 8 53357 2   Lou Donaldson - Gravy Train
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series
* Blue Note 45-1832   Lou Donaldson - Glory Of Love / Avalon
* Blue Note 45-1830   Lou Donaldson - Gravy Train, Part 1 & 2
* Blue Note 45-1831   Lou Donaldson - Polka Dots And Moonbeams / South Of The Border

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Jack McDuff (organ) Grant Green (guitar) Joe Dukes (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 25, 1961
tk.2PleaseBlue Note 7243 5 21436 2
tk.9People Will Say We're In Loverejected
tk.11Prisoner Of LoveBlue Note 7243 5 21436 2
tk.12The Man With A Horn-
Treesrejected
tk.20StardustBlue Note 7243 5 21436 2
tk.21Misty-
* Blue Note 7243 5 21436 2   Lou Donaldson - A Man With A Horn

1962

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) John Patton (organ) Grant Green (guitar) Ben Dixon (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 9, 1962
tk.4Spaceman TwistBlue Note 45-1895, BLP 4108
tk.8People Will Say We're In LoveBlue Note CDP 7 84108 2
tk.13That's AllBlue Note 45-1869, BLP 4108
tk.15Funky MamaBlue Note 45-1868, BLP 4108
tk.19Love Walked InBlue Note BLP 4108
tk.20Sow Belly Blues-
tk.23Nice 'N' Greasy-
* Blue Note BLP 4108, BST 84108, CDP 7 84108 2   Lou Donaldson - The Natural Soul
* Blue Note 45-1895   Lou Donaldson - Spaceman Twist, Part 1 & 2
* Blue Note 45-1869   Lou Donaldson - That's All, Part 1 & 2 (not released)
* Blue Note 45-1868   Lou Donaldson - Funky Mama, Part 1 & 2

1963

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) John Patton (organ) Grant Green (guitar) Ben Dixon (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 24, 1963
tk.2The Holy GhostBlue Note BLP 4125
tk.4Good GraciousBlue Note 45-1896, BLP 4125
tk.5CaracasBlue Note BLP 4125
tk.10Cherry-
tk.15Bad John-
tk.16Don't Worry 'Bout Me-
* Blue Note BLP 4125, BST 84125, B1-54325   Lou Donaldson - Good Gracious!
* Blue Note 45-1896   Lou Donaldson - Good Gracious, Part 1 & 2 (not released)

Jimmy Smith Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Jimmy Smith (organ) Quentin Warren (guitar) Donald Bailey (drums) John Patton (tambourine -1,2,5)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 7, 1963
1. tk.2Matilda, MatildaBlue Note 45-1905, BLP 4141
2. tk.6Pork ChopBlue Note 45-1906, BLP 4141, BN-LA400-H2
3. tk.7When My Dreamboat Comes HomeBlue Note 45-1904, BLP 4141
4. tk.8Please Send Me Someone To LoveBlue Note BLP 4141
5. tk.11AJust A Closer Walk With Thee-
6. tk.15Can HeatBlue Note 45-1905, BLP 4141, BST 89901
7. tk.17Trust In MeBlue Note BLP 4141
* Blue Note BLP 4141, BST 84141   Jimmy Smith - Rockin' The Boat
* Blue Note BN-LA400-H2   Jimmy Smith
* Blue Note BST 89901   Jimmy Smith's Greatest Hits
* Blue Note 45-1905   Jimmy Smith - Can Heat / Matilda, Matilda
* Blue Note 45-1906   Jimmy Smith - Pork Chop, Part 1 & 2
* Blue Note 45-1904   Jimmy Smith - When My Dreamboat Comes Home, Part 1 & 2

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Irvin Stokes (trumpet -1/4,6) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) John Patton (organ) Grant Green (guitar) Ben Dixon (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 7, 1963
1. tk.3It's Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom WhiteBlue Note 7243 5 21436 2
2. tk.9Soul Meetin'-
3. tk.10Hippity Hop-
4. tk.20My Melancholy Baby-
5. tk.22When I Fall In Loverejected
6. tk.24People Will Say We're In Love-
* Blue Note 7243 5 21436 2   Lou Donaldson - A Man With A Horn

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) John Patton (organ) Roy Montrell (bass) Ben Dixon (drums)
NYC, July 17, 1963
12553Bossa Nova (Lou's New Thing)Chess unissued
12554Signifyin'Argo 5449, LP 724; Cadet 2CA 60007
12555I Feel It In My BonesArgo LP 724
12556Time After TimeArgo 5449, LP 724; Cadet 2CA 60007
12557Coffin' A PleaArgo LP 724
12558Don't Get Around Much Anymore-
(12553?)Si Si SafroniaArgo LP 724; Cadet 2CA 60007
* Argo LP 724   Lou Donaldson - Signifyin'
* Cadet 2CA 60007   Lou Donaldson - Ha' Mercy
* Argo 5449   Lou Donaldson - Signifyin' / Time After Time

1964

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Herman Foster (piano) Earl May (bass) Bruno Carr (drums) Ray Barretto (percussion)
NYC, June 19, 1964
13287O Sole MioCadet LP 747
13288Cole SlawCadet 5494, LP 747, 2CA 60007
13289PoincianaCadet LP 747
13290Soul GumboCadet 5494, LP 747
13291There Is No Greater LoveCadet LP 747
13292People Will Say We're In Love-
13293Li'l Miss Fine-
13294SkylarkCadet LP 747, 2CA 60007
* Cadet LP 747   Lou Donaldson - Cole Slaw
* Cadet 2CA 60007   Lou Donaldson - Ha' Mercy
* Cadet 5494   Lou Donaldson - Cole Slaw / Soul Gumbo

Lou Donaldson Nonet

Dave Burns, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Lou Donaldson, Phil Woods (alto sax) Bob Ashton (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Lloyd Mayers Jr. (organ) Richard Davis (bass) Grady Tate (drums) Oliver Nelson (arranger)
NYC, December, 1964
13610?Back TalkCadet LP 768
13611L.D. BluesCadet LP 768, 2CA 60007
13612The Days Of Wine And RosesCadet LP 768
13613Tippin' InCadet LP 768, 2CA 60007
13614Huffin' 'N' Duffin'Cadet LP 768
13615Ignunt Oil-
13616Rough House Blues-
* Cadet LP 768   Lou Donaldson - Rough House Blues
= Chess 2ACMJ 404, CH2 92515   Oliver Nelson, Lou Donaldson - Back Talk
* Cadet 2CA 60007   Lou Donaldson - Ha' Mercy

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) John Patton (organ) Ray Crawford (guitar) Ben Dixon (drums) Cleopas Morris (percussion)
Chicago, IL?, 1964
12963Possum HeadArgo 5478, LP 734; Cadet 2CA 60007
12964Secret LoveArgo LP 734; Cadet 2CA 60007
12965FrenesiArgo LP 734
12966Man With A HornArgo LP 734; Cadet 2CA 60007
12967Persimmon ThreeArgo LP 734
12968Midnight Soul-
12969Bye Bye Blackbird-
12970LauraArgo 5478, LP 734
* Argo LP 734   Lou Donaldson - Possum Head
* Cadet 2CA 60007   Lou Donaldson - Ha' Mercy
* Argo 5478   Lou Donaldson - Possum Head / Laura

1965

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Billy Gardner (organ) Grant Green (guitar) Ben Dixon (drums)
NYC, June 3, 1965
13974The Space WalkCadet LP 759
13975Musty RustyCadet 5521, LP 759
13976Hippity HopCadet LP 759
13977Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White-
13978Hav' MercyCadet LP 759, 2CA 60007
13979Midnight SunCadet LP 759
* Cadet LP 759   Lou Donaldson - Musty Rusty
* Cadet 2CA 60007   Lou Donaldson - Ha' Mercy
* Cadet 5521   Lou Donaldson - Musty Rusty, Part 1 & 2

Lou Donaldson and others

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) and others
July, 1965
14121Greasy PapaChess unissued
14122The Thing-
14123Fried Buzzard-
14124The Best Things In Life Are Free-
14125Stella By Starlight-
14126The Wig Blues-
14127Just Friends-
14128Over The Rainbow-

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Billy Gardner (organ) Warren Stephens (guitar) Leo Morris (drums)
"Bon Ton Club", Buffalo, NY, August 6 & 7, 1965
18563Fried BuzzardCadet LPS 842, 2CA 60007
18564SummertimeCadet LPS 842
18565Peck Time-
18566The Thang-
18567The Best Things In Life Are Free-
18568WeeCadet LPS 842, 2CA 60007
* Cadet LPS 842   Lou Donaldson - Fried Buzzard
* Cadet 2CA 60007   Lou Donaldson - Ha' Mercy

1966 (age 40)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Herman Foster (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Leo Morris (drums) Richard Landrum (congas)
August 30, 1966
15115Herman's MamboCadet LP 789, 2CA 60007
15116UntitledChess unknown
15117Hello, DollyCadet LP 789, 2CA 60007
15118Blues, No. 1Chess unknown
15119Chasin' A Fox-
15120Blowin' In The WindCadet LP 789
15121Who Can I Turn ToCadet LP 789, 2CA 60007
Relaxing In BlueCadet LP 789
Passing Zone-
The Wheeler-Dealer-
same session
15122Win, Lose Or DrawCadet LPS 815
15123Tangerine-
15124Blues, No. 3-
15125Wig BluesCadet LPS 815, 2CA 60007
15126Day By DayCadet LPS 815
15127Greasy Papa-
15128Be Anything But Be Mine-
* Cadet LP 789   Lou Donaldson - Blowin' In The Wind
* Cadet 2CA 60007   Lou Donaldson - Ha' Mercy
* Cadet LPS 815   Lou Donaldson At His Best

1967

Lou Donaldson Nonet

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Garnett Brown (trombone) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Jerry Dodgion (alto sax, flute) Wayne Shorter (tenor sax) Pepper Adams (baritone sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Al Harewood (drums) Duke Pearson (arranger)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 20, 1967
1822 tk.4Sweet And LovelyBlue Note (J) GXF-3068
1823 tk.6You've Changed-
1824 tk.7Sweet Slumber-
1825 tk.9It Might As Well Be Spring-
1826 tk.11What Will I Tell My Heart-
1827 tk.14The Good Life-
1828 tk.15Stardust-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3068, (J) GXK-8164, CDP 7 84254 2   Lou Donaldson - Sweet Slumber
= Blue Note BST 84254   Lou Donaldson - Lush Life (also released)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Melvin Lastie (cornet -1/4,6) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Lonnie Smith (organ) George Benson (guitar) Leo Morris (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 7, 1967
1. 1867 tk.4One CylinderBlue Note BLP 4263
2. 1868 tk.6Aw Shucks!-
3. 1869 tk.8Alligator BogalooBlue Note 45-1934, BLP 4263
4. 1870 tk.15Rev. Moses-
5. 1871 tk.17I Want A Little GirlBlue Note BLP 4263
6. 1872 tk.18The Thang-
* Blue Note BLP 4263, BST 84263, CDP 7 84263 2   Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo
* Blue Note 45-1934, (J) NP-2010   Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo / Rev. Moses

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Blue Mitchell (trumpet -2/5) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Lonnie Smith (organ) Jimmy Ponder (guitar) Leo Morris (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 27, 1967
1. 1971 tk.2Ode To Billie JoeBlue Note BST 84271
2. 1972 tk.10Peepin'Blue Note 45-1937, BST 84271, BST 89904
3. 1973 tk.16The KidBlue Note BST 84271
4. 1974 tk.17The Shadow Of Your Smile-
5. 1975 tk.18The HumpbackBlue Note 45-1937, BST 84271, (J) NP-2020
* Blue Note BST 84271, CDP 7 84271 2   Lou Donaldson - Mr. Shing-A-Ling
* Blue Note BST 89904   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1959-1969
= Blue Note BN-LA160-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 3
* Blue Note 45-1937   Lou Donaldson - Peepin' / The Humpback
* Blue Note (J) NP-2020   Lou Donaldson - Midnight Creeper / The Humpback

1968

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Blue Mitchell (trumpet -2/5) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Lonnie Smith (organ) George Benson (guitar) Leo Morris (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 15, 1968
1. tk.4ElizabethBlue Note BST 84280
2. tk.8Dapper Dan-
3. tk.11Love PowerBlue Note 45-1941, BST 84280
4. tk.14Midnight CreeperBlue Note 45-1941, BST 84280, (J) NP-2020
5. tk.17Bag Of JewelsBlue Note BST 84280
* Blue Note BST 84280   Lou Donaldson - Midnight Creeper
* Blue Note 45-1941   Lou Donaldson - Midnight Creeper / Love Power
* Blue Note (J) NP-2020   Lou Donaldson - Midnight Creeper / The Humpback

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (electric alto sax, vocals) Charles Earland (organ) Jimmy Ponder (guitar) Leo Morris (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 6, 1968
tk.1Brother Soul (alternate take)Blue Note B1-31883
tk.2Brother SoulBlue Note BST 84299
tk.3Snake BoneBlue Note 45-1943, BST 84299
tk.8Say It Loud, I'm Black And I'm Proud-
tk.10CaravanBlue Note BST 84299
tk.12Summertime-
tk.16Red Topunissued
* Blue Note B1-31883   Various Artists - The Lost Grooves
* Blue Note BST 84299   Lou Donaldson - Say It Loud!
* Blue Note 45-1943   Lou Donaldson - Say It Loud / Snake Bone

1969

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Ed Williams (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (electric alto sax, vocals) Charles Earland (organ) Melvin Sparks (guitar) Leo Morris (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 25, 1969
tk.1Turtle WalkBlue Note BST 84318
tk.4It's Your Thing-
tk.8Hot DogBlue Note 45-1949, BST 84318
tk.11Who's Making Love (To Your Old Lady)-
tk.14BonnieBlue Note BST 84318
* Blue Note BST 84318, B1-28267   Lou Donaldson - Hot Dog
* Blue Note 45-1949   Lou Donaldson - Hot Dog / Who's Making Love

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Ed Williams (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax, electric alto sax) Charles Earland (organ) Melvin Sparks (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (electric bass) Leo Morris (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 22, 1969
5027 tk.4Donkey WalkBlue Note BST 84337
5028 tk.6Untitled Original Blues, No. 1rejected
5029 tk.8West Indian DaddyBlue Note BST 84337
tk.10Untitled Original Blues, No. 2rejected
tk.12Candy Man-
* Blue Note BST 84337, B1-31248   Lou Donaldson - Everything I Play Is Funky

1970

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (electric alto sax, vocals) Lonnie Smith (organ) Melvin Sparks (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (electric bass) Idris Muhammad (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 9, 1970
5760Tennessee WaltzBlue Note BST 84359
5761 tk.8Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)Blue Note 45-1956, BST 84337
tk.10Untitled Original Bluesrejected
5762 tk.12Over The RainbowBlue Note BST 84337
5764 tk.14Hamp's Hump-
5763 tk.16Minor BashBlue Note 45-1956, BST 84337
* Blue Note BST 84359, CDP 7 89794 2   Lou Donaldson - Pretty Things
* Blue Note BST 84337, B1-31248   Lou Donaldson - Everything I Play Is Funky
* Blue Note 45-1956   Lou Donaldson - Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky / Minor Bash

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (electric alto sax) Leon Spencer Jr. (organ) Ted Dunbar (guitar) Idris Muhammad (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 12, 1970
6520 (tk.3)Curtis' SongBlue Note BST 84359
6521 (tk.6)Love-
6522Cold Duckrejected
6523 (tk.7)Sassie LassieBlue Note BST 84359
6524Just For A Thrill-
6525Pot Belly-
* Blue Note BST 84359, CDP 7 89794 2   Lou Donaldson - Pretty Things

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Fred Ballard (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (electric alto sax) Leon Spencer (organ) Melvin Sparks (guitar) Idris Muhammad (drums)
"Cadillac Club", Newark, NJ, 1st set, November 7, 1970
tk.1Foot Pattin' TimeBlue Note 7243 8 31876 2
tk.2The Scorpion (alternate take)Blue Note B1-31883
tk.3I'll Be Thererejected
tk.4Bye Bye Blackbird-
tk.5Brother Soul (theme)-
* Blue Note B1-31883   Various Artists - The Lost Grooves
* Blue Note 7243 8 31876 2   Lou Donaldson - Live At The Cadillac Club - The Scorpion

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Fred Ballard (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (electric alto sax) Leon Spencer (organ) Melvin Sparks (guitar) Idris Muhammad (drums): same personnel
"Cadillac Club", Newark, NJ, 2nd set, November 7, 1970
tk.6Turn It On (Leon's Tune)rejected
tk.7Untitled Bossa Nova-
tk.8Untitled Blues-
tk.9Funky Mama-
tk.10LauraBlue Note B1-31876
tk.11This Is Happinessrejected
tk.12Brother Soul (theme)-
* Blue Note B1-31876, 7243 8 31876 2   Lou Donaldson - Live At The Cadillac Club - The Scorpion

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Fred Ballard (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (electric alto sax) Leon Spencer (organ) Melvin Sparks (guitar) Idris Muhammad (drums): same personnel
"Cadillac Club", Newark, NJ, 3rd set, November 7, 1970
tk.13Alligator BogalooBlue Note B1-31876
tk.14The Scorpion-
tk.15I'll Be Thererejected
tk.16Bye Bye Blackbirdunissued
tk.17Turn It Onrejected
tk.18This Is Happiness-
tk.19Peppin'Blue Note 7243 8 31876 2
tk.20The Masquerade Is OverBlue Note B1-31876
* Blue Note B1-31876, 7243 8 31876 2   Lou Donaldson - Live At The Cadillac Club - The Scorpion

1971

Lou Donaldson Septet With Essence

Ed Williams (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax, electric alto sax) Leon Spencer Jr. (organ, electric piano) Melvin Sparks (guitar) Jerry Jemmott (electric bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) Ray Armando (congas) Mildred Brown, Rosalyn Brown, Naomi Thomas (vocals) Jimmy Briggs (vocal arranger)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 16, 1971
8136The CaterpillarBlue Note 45-1970, BST 84370
8137I Want To Make It With You-
8138If There's Hell Down BelowBlue Note BST 84370
8139Caracas-
8140I'll Be There-
8141When You're Smiling-
* Blue Note BST 84370   Lou Donaldson - Cosmos
* Blue Note 45-1970   Lou Donaldson - The Caterpillar / I Want To Make It With You

1972

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Leon Spencer (organ, piano) Melvin Sparks (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (electric bass) Buddy Caldwell (drums)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 25, 1972
SongbirdBlue Note rejected
Coonskin-
Our Day Will Come-
Warm Breeze-
What Now, My Love-

Lou Donaldson Octet With Overdubs

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Eugene Bianco (harp) Joe Venuto (vibes) Derek Smith (piano, electric piano) Jay Berliner (guitar, 12-string guitar) Richard Davis (bass) Grady Tate (drums) Omar Clay (percussion) + overdubs: Joe Farrell, Paul Winter (flute, alto flute) Harry Lookofsky, Aaron Rosand, Irving Spice (violin) Seymour Berman, Harry Zaratzian (viola) Seymour Barab (cello) Wade Marcus (arranger)
A&R Recording Studios, NYC, December 8, 1972;
overdubbed at A&R Recording Studios, NYC, December 18, 1972
11399 (tk.7)Time After TimeBlue Note BN-LA024-G
11392 (tk.8)You've Changed-
11394 (tk.6)What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life-
11397 (tk.5)Autumn In New York-
* Blue Note BN-LA024-G   Lou Donaldson - Sophisticated Lou

Lou Donaldson Octet With Overdubs

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Eugene Bianco (harp) Joe Venuto (vibes) Derek Smith (piano, electric piano) Jay Berliner (guitar, 12-string guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Grady Tate (drums) Omar Clay (percussion) + overdubs: Joe Farrell, Paul Winter (flute, alto flute) Harry Lookofsky, Aaron Rosand, Irving Spice (violin) Seymour Berman, Harry Zaratzian (viola) Seymour Barab (cello) Wade Marcus (arranger): Ron Carter (bass) replaces Davis
A&R Recording Studios, NYC, December 11, 1972;
overdubbed at A&R Recording Studios, NYC, December 18, 1972
11393 (tk.4)Stella By StarlightBlue Note BN-LA024-G
11396 (tk.14)You Are The Sunshine Of My LifeBlue Note BN-XW189-W, BN-LA024-G
11398 (tk.2)Blues WalkBlue Note BN-LA024-G
11395 (tk.2)The Long GoodbyeBlue Note BN-XW189-W, BN-LA024-G
* Blue Note BN-LA024-G   Lou Donaldson - Sophisticated Lou
* Blue Note BN-XW189-W   Lou Donaldson - The Long Goodbye / You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

1973

Lou Donaldson Orchestra

Thad Jones (trumpet) Garnett Brown (trombone) Lou Donaldson (alto sax, electric alto sax) Seldon Powell (tenor sax, flute) Buddy Lucas (harmonica) Paul Griffin (piano, electric piano, organ) Horace Ott (electric piano, arranger, conductor) Hugh McCracken, David Spinozza, John Tropea (electric guitar) Wilbur Bascomb Jr. (electric bass) Bernard Purdie (drums) Omar Clay, Jack Jennings (percussion)
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, April 17, 1973
12066Sanford And Son ThemeBlue Note BN-XW381-W, BN-LA109-F
12071This Is HappinessBlue Note BN-LA109-F
12072Inner Space-
* Blue Note BN-LA109-F   Lou Donaldson - Sassy Soul
* Blue Note BN-XW381-W   Lou Donaldson - Sanford And Son Theme / Good Morning, Heartache

Lou Donaldson Orchestra

Thad Jones (trumpet) Garnett Brown (trombone) Lou Donaldson (alto sax, electric alto sax) Seldon Powell (tenor sax, flute) Buddy Lucas (harmonica) Paul Griffin (piano, electric piano, organ) Horace Ott (electric piano, arranger, conductor) Hugh McCracken, David Spinozza, John Tropea (electric guitar) Wilbur Bascomb Jr. (electric bass) Bernard Purdie (drums) Omar Clay, Jack Jennings (percussion): same personnel
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, April 18, 1973
12067Pillow TalkBlue Note BN-XW287-W, BN-LA109-F
12068Sassy Soul Strut-
12069Good Morning, HeartacheBlue Note BN-XW381-W, BN-LA109-F
12070City, Country, CityBlue Note BN-LA109-F
* Blue Note BN-LA109-F   Lou Donaldson - Sassy Soul
* Blue Note BN-XW287-W   Lou Donaldson - Pillow Talk / Sassy Soul Strut
* Blue Note BN-XW381-W   Lou Donaldson - Sanford And Son Theme / Good Morning, Heartache

1974

Lou Donaldson Band With Overdubs

Lou Donaldson (alto sax, electric alto sax) Horace Ott (keyboards, synthesizer, arranger, conductor) Paul Griffin (Clavinet) Cornell Dupree, Hugh McCracken, David Spinozza (guitar) Wilbur Bascomb Jr. (electric bass) Bernard Purdie, Jimmie Young (drums) unknown (congas, vibes, percussion) + overdubs: Danny Moore, Ernie Royal, Joe Shepley (trumpet) Garnett Brown (trombone) Arthur Clarke, Seldon Powell (tenor sax, flute) Buddy Lucas (harmonica) Bill Davis, Eric Figueroa, Eileen Gilbert, Hilda Harris, Barbara Massey, William Sample, Carl Williams Jr. (backing vocals)
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, March 14, 1974;
overdubbed at Generation Sound Studios, NYC, 1974
14049 tk.3Hip TripBlue Note BN-LA259-G
14047 tk.5If You Can't Handle It Give It To Me-
14110 tk.7Love Eyes-
* Blue Note BN-LA259-G   Lou Donaldson - Sweet Lou

Lou Donaldson Band With Overdubs

Lou Donaldson (alto sax, electric alto sax) Horace Ott (keyboards, synthesizer, arranger, conductor) Paul Griffin (Clavinet) Cornell Dupree, Hugh McCracken, David Spinozza (guitar) Wilbur Bascomb Jr. (electric bass) Bernard Purdie, Jimmie Young (drums) unknown (congas, vibes, percussion) + overdubs: Danny Moore, Ernie Royal, Joe Shepley (trumpet) Garnett Brown (trombone) Arthur Clarke, Seldon Powell (tenor sax, flute) Buddy Lucas (harmonica) Bill Davis, Eric Figueroa, Eileen Gilbert, Hilda Harris, Barbara Massey, William Sample, Carl Williams Jr. (backing vocals): same personnel
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, March 19, 1974;
overdubbed at Generation Sound Studios, NYC, 1974
14051 tk.5Peepin'Blue Note BN-LA259-G
14111 tk.7Sugar Footunissued
14052 tk.8Herman's MamboBlue Note BN-LA259-G
14048 tk.15Lost Love-
* Blue Note BN-LA259-G   Lou Donaldson - Sweet Lou

Lou Donaldson Band With Overdubs

Lou Donaldson (alto sax, electric alto sax) Horace Ott (keyboards, synthesizer, arranger, conductor) Paul Griffin (Clavinet) Cornell Dupree, Hugh McCracken, David Spinozza (guitar) Wilbur Bascomb Jr. (electric bass) Bernard Purdie, Jimmie Young (drums) unknown (congas, vibes, percussion) + overdubs: Danny Moore, Ernie Royal, Joe Shepley (trumpet) Garnett Brown (trombone) Arthur Clarke, Seldon Powell (tenor sax, flute) Buddy Lucas (harmonica) Bill Davis, Eric Figueroa, Eileen Gilbert, Hilda Harris, Barbara Massey, William Sample, Carl Williams Jr. (backing vocals): same personnel
Generation Sound Studios, NYC, March 21, 1974;
overdubbed at Generation Sound Studios, NYC, 1974
14050 (tk.11)You're Welcome, Stop On ByBlue Note BN-LA259-G
* Blue Note BN-LA259-G   Lou Donaldson - Sweet Lou

1975

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Herman Foster (piano) Mark Elf (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Willie Seaberry (drums) Raymond Orchart (congas) Claudia Moore (vocals)
A&R Recording Studios, NYC, February 4, 1975
15345 (tk.5/6)Make Someone HappyBlue Note rejected
15346 (tk.2)Don't Take Your Love From Me-
15347 (tk.3)When I Think About You-
15342 (tk.2)Do Me Like You Do-
15343 (tk.2)What Now, My Love-
15344 (tk.3)We'll Be Together Again-

Lou Donaldson Septet

Irvin Stokes (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Lonnie Smith (organ) Mark Elf (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Willie Seaberry (drums) Raymond Orchart (congas)
A&R Recording Studios, NYC, February 5, 1975
Untitled Original #1Blue Note rejected
Untitled Original #2-
Untitled Original #3-
15339 (tk.3 or tk.8/9)Don't Worry About It George-
15340 (tk.2)Funky Mama-
15341 (tk.1/2)Misty-

1976 (age 50)

Lou Donaldson With Strings And Vocals

Mike Goldberg (cornet, trumpet, piano, arranger, conductor) Larry Etkin (trumpet) John Kelly (trombone) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Robert Corley (tenor sax) Joe Ferguson (tenor sax, flute) Ricky West (electric piano, Clavinet, Mellotron, arranger, conductor) A.C. Drummer Jr. (rhythm guitar) Jacob Hunter (electric bass) Walter "Jojo" Garth (drums) Tony Baxter (lead vocals) Audrinne Ferguson, Cissy Houston, Eddie Jones, Eunice Peterson, Kenny Seymour, Rennelle Stafford (backing vocals) unidentified strings
Groove Sound Studios, NYC, April, 1976?
32039You Are My SunshineCotillion SD 9905
32040Lovin' You-
32041High Wire-
32042Night And Day-
32043Temptation-
32044Here's Lovin' At You-
32045For The Love Of You-
32046Keep Your Woman-
* Cotillion SD 9905   Lou Donaldson - A Different Scene

Lou Donaldson With Strings

Paul G. Bogosian, Ernie Royal (trumpet, flugelhorn) John Drew Kelly (trombone, bass trombone) Seldon Powell (flute, baritone sax) Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Irving Spice (lead violin) Louis Haber, Elliott Rosoff, David Sackson, Louis Stone (violin) William Phipps (electric piano, Clavinet) A.C. Drummer Jr. (guitar) Jacob Hunter (electric bass) Jimmy Young (drums) Jacqueline Copeland (vocals) Dennis Williams (horn arranger, string arranger) Mike Goldberg (arranger, conductor)
Groove Sound Studios, NYC, December, 1976?
33044Too Much To ExplainCotillion SD 9915
33045Love For Sale-
33046A Piece Of Your World-
33047Passion Fruit-
33048(Comin' Thru) The Backdoor-
33049Ebb Tide-
33050Maker's Dream-
33051Walkin' Sally-
* Cotillion SD 9915   Lou Donaldson - Color As A Way Of Life

1980

Red Garland Trio With Lou Donaldson

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Red Garland (piano) Jamil Nasser (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums)
"Koseinenkin Kaikan", Tokyo, Japan, February 5, 1980
Moonlight In VermontFullHouse (J) PAP-9211
Street Of Dreams-
* FullHouse (J) PAP-9211   Red Garland - Wee Small Hours

Lou Donaldson With Red Garland Trio

Lou Donaldson (alto sax, vocals) Red Garland (piano) Jamil Nasser (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums)
"Koseinenkin Kaikan", Tokyo, Japan, February 6, 1980
Stella By StarlightLobster (J) LDC 1022
The Best Things In Life Are Free-
Misty-
Fine And Dandy-
Blues-
I Got It BadLobster (J) LFA 1060
Lover ManLobster (J) LDC 1022
Tenor Madness-
* Lobster (J) LDC 1022   Lou Donaldson With Red Garland Trio - Fine And Dandy
= Lobster (J) LFA 1060   Lou Donaldson With Red Garland - Fine And Dandy

1981

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Herman Foster (piano) Calvin Hill (bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) Ralph Dorsey (percussion -1,3,6)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 7, 1981
1.Mambo InnMuse MR 5247
2.You'll Never Know-
3.Mo' Gravy-
4.If I Should Lose You-
5.Shuckin' Blues-
6.Don't Take Your Love From Me-
* Muse MR 5247   Lou Donaldson - Sweet Poppa Lou

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax, vocals) Herman Foster (piano) Geoff Fuller (bass) Victor Jones (drums)
Milan, Italy, July 2, 1981
ConfirmationTimeless (Du) SJP 153
Whiskey Drinkin' Woman-
This Is Happiness-
Tracy-
Melancholy Babby-
Don't Blame Me-
Exactly Like You-
* Timeless (Du) SJP 153, CD SJP 153   Lou Donaldson Quartet - Forgotten Man

1982

Mose Allison Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Mose Allison (piano) Eric Gale (guitar) Jack Bruce (bass) Billy Cobham (drums)
"Montreux Jazz Festival", Montreux, Switzerland, July 21, 1982
Lost MindElektra Musician E1-60237
Wild Man On The Loose-
Your Mind Is On Vacation-
You Are My Sunshine-
Seventh Son-
Everybody Is Cryin' Mercy-
Middle Class White Boy-
I Don't Worry About A Thing-
Night Club-
* Elektra Musician E1-60237   Mose Allison - Lessons In Living

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Herman Foster (piano) Geoff Fuller (bass) Victor Jones (drums)
Paris, France, 1982
Be My LoveMuse MR 5292
Cheer Cheer-
Now's The Time-
Exactly Like You-
Back Street-
Confirmation-
* Muse MR 5292   Lou Donaldson - Back Street

1984

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Herman Foster (piano) Geoff Fuller (bass) Victor Jones (drums)
Bologna, Italy, January, 1984
Stella By StarlightTimeless (Du) SJP 202
Groovin' High-
Summertime-
Lou's Blues-
St. Thomas-
Star Eyes-
* Timeless (Du) SJP 202, CD SJP 202   Lou Donaldson Quartet - Live In Bologna, Vol. 1

1985

Jimmy Smith - Lou Donaldson Quartet At One Night With Blue Note

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Jimmy Smith (organ) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Grady Tate (drums)
"Town Hall", NYC, February 22, 1985
Medley: Blues Walk / Gettin' Sentimental Over YouBlue Note BT 85115, BTDK 85117
* Blue Note BT 85115, CDP 7 46149 2   Various Artists - One Night With Blue Note, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BTDK 85117   Various Artists - One Night With Blue Note, Preserved

1990 (age 64)

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax, vocals) Lonnie Smith (organ) Peter Bernstein (guitar) Bernard Purdie (drums) Ralph Dorsey (congas)
NYC, December 19 & 20, 1990
Plays The Right ThingMilestone MCD-9190-2
Whiskey Drinkin' Woman-
Marmaduke-
Harlem Nocturne-
This Is Happiness-
I Had The Craziest Dream-
The Masquerade Is Over-
Foot Pattin' Time-
* Milestone MCD-9190-2   Lou Donaldson Plays The Right Thing

1992

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) David Braham (organ) Peter Bernstein (guitar) Fukushi Tainaka (drums) Ralph Dorsey (congas)
NYC, April 28 & 29, 1992
CherryMilestone MCD-9198-2
Walkin' Again-
Pennies From Heaven-
Red Top-
Blue Bossa-
Back Door Blues-
Dorothy-
Birdseed-
* Milestone MCD-9198-2   Lou Donaldson - Birdseed

1993

Lou Donaldson Quintet

Lou Donaldson (alto sax) Dr. Lonnie Smith (organ) Peter Bernstein (guitar) Kenny Washington (drums) Ralph Dorsey (congas)
July, 1993
Hot DogMilestone MCD-9217-2
Just A Dream-
Ornithology-
I Don't Know Why-
Night Train-
I Be Blue-
Caracas-
Lil Darlin'-
* Milestone MCD-9217-2   Lou Donaldson - Caracas