Here 'Tis is in the front rank of Lou Donaldson records, an exceptionally funky soul-jazz session that finds the saxophonist swinging harder than usual. As he moves from hard bop to soul-jazz, Donaldson reveals a bluesy streak to his playing while keeping the vigorous attack that defined his best bop. Donaldson's playing is among his finest in the soul-jazz vein, but what makes Here 'Tis such an enjoyable session is his interaction with his supporting trio of guitarist Grant Green, organist Baby Face Willette, and drummer Dave Bailey
This is the discography for American jazz musician Lou Donaldson. 1952: New Faces New Sounds (Lou Donaldson Quintet/Quartet) (Blue Note BLP 5021). 1953: New Faces New Sounds (Lou Donaldson/Clifford Brown Quintet) (Blue Note BLP 5030). 1954: Lou Donaldson Sextet, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 5055). 1954: et (Blue Note BLP 1537 ) compilation. 1957: Wailing With Lou (Blue Note BLP 1545). 1957: Swing and Soul (Blue Note BLP 1566).
Lou Donaldson's "Here 'Tis" is one of those Blue Notes that collectors have been pleading to have reissued for years. Primarily this is because the album marked the recorded debuts of guitarist Grant Green and organist "Baby Face" Willette. While Green went on to fame, if not fortune, Willette only recorded three more sessions for Blue Note, then seemingly vanished from the music world. However, the impact of both players is strongly felt on this January 23, 1961.
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Lou Donaldson: Here 'Tis by Tom Greenland, published on October 7, 2008. Alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson is one of a slew of hornmen to emerge from the long shadow of Charlie Parker, one whose distinctive bluesy sensibility eventually became a leading voice in the soul jazz movement. Here 'Tis (recorded in 1961), Donaldson's 14th session as a leader for Blue Note, is a standout release in his catalogue, a high midpoint along a stylistic transition that began with 1958's Blues Walk and would crystallize with 1967's Alligator Bogaloo.
Here 'Tis is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label in 1961 and performed by Donaldson with Baby Face Willette, Grant Green, and Dave Bailey. View All . Thank you to the following people for keeping this profile up-to-date. Would you like to contribute? Register . Lists.
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- Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
- Alto Saxophone – Lou Donaldson
- Design [Cover] – Reid Miles
- Drums – Dave Bailey
- Guitar – Grant Green
- Liner Notes – Robert Levin
- Organ – 'Baby Face' Willette
- Photography By [Cover Photo] – Ronnie Brathwaite
- Recorded By [Recording By] – Rudy Van Gelder
Blue note 45RPM Remaster series.
Catalog number on spine is AP-84066 - Catalog number on labels is BLP 4066 - Catalog number on back cover is ST-84066
Limited to 2500 editions. A portion of the 2500 pressings were numbered.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Other: 509992-16012-1-7
|BLP 4066||Lou Donaldson||Here 'Tis (LP, Album, Mono)||Blue Note||BLP 4066||US||1961|
|50999 5 14371 2 1||Lou Donaldson||Here 'Tis (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Blue Note||50999 5 14371 2 1||Europe||2008|
|TOCJ-9198||Lou Donaldson||Here 'Tis (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap)||Blue Note||TOCJ-9198||Japan||2000|
|ST 84066||Lou Donaldson||Here 'Tis (LP, Album)||Blue Note||ST 84066||US||1961|
|TOCJ-4066||Lou Donaldson||Here 'Tis (CD, Album, RE)||Blue Note||TOCJ-4066||Japan||1993|