” He’s listened to just about everyone, and not only alto players. With this knowledge of the entire jazz language,
Lou is definitely an individual voice.”Horace Parlan
“The octogenarian virtuoso has lost little to the passing decades.”The Chicago Tribune
“He remains the leading exponent of this soul-jazz approach. Yet even at its bluesiest, his playing remains informed by bebop.”
The New York Times
“My first impulse is always to describe Lou Donaldson as the greatest alto saxophonist in the world.”
The New York Sun, January 2007
NO FUSION — NO CONFUSION
JUST STRAIGHT AHEAD JAZZ, BEBOP & BLUES
LOU’S SIGNATURE TUNE
BEBOP MASTER PLAYS WEE
BEBOP MASTER PLAYS CHEROKEE
LOU PLAYS ALL TIME HIT ALLIGATOR BOOGALOO
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - Wednesday, September 16, 2015
New York, New York
Blue Note Jazz Club
Address: 131 W. 3rd Street.
Venue phone: 212-475-8592.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Flushing, New York
Flushing Town Hall
Address: 137-35 Northern Boulevard.
Venue phone: 718,463,7700.
HONORS TO LOU FROM THE JAZZ COMMUNITY
Lou Receives NEA Jazz Master Award
NEA Jazz Masters: Tribute to Lou
North Carolina Fine Art Award: Tribute to Lou
Lou Receives North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Award
Lou Proudly Displays North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Award 2012