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Lou Donaldson (November 1, 1926) is a alto saxophonist, born in Badin, North Carolina. He is best known for his soulful, bluesy approach to the alto , although in his formative years he was, as many were of the era, heavily influenced by Charlie Parker.

Donaldson attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro in the early 1940s. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was trained at the Great Lakes… read more

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    Aw Shucks
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    really soul cool jazz)
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    Who's Making Love?
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    Congrats, jazz master!
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    :)
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    Quickly becoming one of my favorite jazzmen.
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    ♪♪♫♪♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸Happy Birthday¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪♫♪♫♪♪
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    Happy Birthday !!! 85 !!! <3
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    exquisite.
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    Just heard my first Donaldson album, Here 'Tis on Analogue Productions. Great music and brilliant sound.

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