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Lou Donaldson: Gravy Train [Remaster]


  • 1. Gravy Train
    2. South of the Border
    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)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 094639277322

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    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); Herman Foster (piano); Ben Tucker (bass guitar); Dave Bailey (drums); Alec Dorsey (congas).
    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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