Lou Donaldson
Lou Donaldson

Lou Donaldson

About Lou Donaldson

A dedicated disciple of Charlie Parker, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson focused his energies on the bluesier aspects of his hero's playing and rendered it with a sweeter edge that fashioned him a viable career for decades. During the early '70s, he engaged in experiments with funk and soul-jazz, resulting in his most commercially successful period and laying the groundwork for rediscovery by the "acid jazz" contingent of the '90s.

  • HOMETOWN
    Badin, NC
  • BORN
    November 1, 1926

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