Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Akiko Tsuruga, Hammond B3 organ
Randy Johnston, guitar
Fukushi Tainaka, drums
Lou Donaldson is very honored to be performing at the Blue Note with his world class Quartet with whom he has been touring the world playing Festivals and club for the past two decades.
Named as a NEA JAZZ MASTER in 2013, Lou Donaldson has been termed a "truly unique and absolutely indispensable creative voice in modern jazz whose greatness stretches from being one of sumblime virtuosos of swinging bebop and hard bop to being the creator of his own genre of funky jazz boogaloo that has profoundly influenced contemporary American music in many ways for several decades."
Lou Donaldson played an absolutely invaluable role in the creation and building of the classic Blue Note Record Label, and the assembly and musical development of the the classic Jazz Messengers bands that originally featured Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Gene Ramey, Hank Mobley, and many other of the greatest creative virtuosos of the this entire era of modern jazz expression.
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