Relaxing At Sea - Live On The QE2 by Lou Donaldson Quartet
A new release by the great Saxophone player Lou Donaldson accompanied by Dr. Lonnie Smith on the Hammond Organ, Randy Johnston on guitar, Danny Burger on drums and Nicholas Payton on trumpet featured on 2 tracks.The music is absolutely relaxing, bluesy and swinging. Lou is extremely comfortable playing blues and bebop with a sidemen with outstanding formulas. You could feel the mood of the tracks as if you are aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 ship in the ocean. Lou sings on 2 tracks. The sounds of Lou's saxophone are still bright and swinging. The tracks are a combination of his early blue note era and the later more funky tunes. A CD definitely recommended for Donaldson's fans.