NPR Music Presents Lou Donaldson Quartet At The Village Vanguard


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By the time he starts his next weeklong run at the Village Vanguard, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson will be 84. He's been based in New York for 60-odd years, during which time he's become a jazz legend—the kind who made albums that are still remembered today, who recorded lines memorable enough to be sampled years later, who toured the country's back rooms back when a jazz musician could post up for two weeks at a time in, say, Dayton, Ohio. It bred in him a style that was solid, soulful and swinging, with a charismatically salty wit to match. It hasn't broke, and he hasn't felt the need to fix it.

Hear Donaldson perform in concert at 9 p.m. on Wednesday or catch it in the archive tomorrow.

Hear more live sets recorded at The Village Vanguard.

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