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Lou Donaldson: Lush Life

Read "Lush Life" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Lou Donaldson's Lush Life is the sort of mysterious lost session that inexplicably fell through the cracks from time to time at Blue Note Records during their wildly productive 1960s and the sort of collectable that used to make vinyl hawks salivate. This January 1967 session, unreleased until 1980 when it debuted in Japan under a ...

Lou Donaldson: Lush Life

Read "Lush Life" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian



Artists sometimes step out of character and produce a work that's not in the style for which they have come to be associated. The results are often intriguing if not always successful, and are a testament to their versatility. Such is the case with altoist Lou Donaldson's Lush Life, reissued after being given the ...

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Michael Jackson: Lush Life

Read "Lush Life" reviewed by Samuel L. Peapye

Queen Latifah recorded one, and Rod Stewart has released two. That's right, pop stars are making jazz records these days. It was just a matter of time before the King of Pop headed to the studio to make his jazz album. With a maturing audience for his music, the forty-something fan base for Michael almost demanded ...

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John Coltrane: Lush Life

Read "Lush Life" reviewed by David Rickert

Coltrane’s records for Atlantic and Impulse are such towering landmarks that now his work for Prestige is all but ignored. However, there are many excellent albums in the Prestige catalog, and Lush Life, recently reissued in 20-bit, is as good a place as any to start exploring the early days of Trane. The brooding cover doesn’t ...

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Jacintha: Lush Life

Read "Lush Life" reviewed by Dave Nathan

This singer from Singapore grows with each album she cuts, and she continues her development on her third for the Groove Note label. Jacintha has for the first time added a bevy of silky strings to the instrumental backdrop on some tracks to augment the contributions of rhythm, flugelhorn and accordion. The program is made up ...