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Lou Donaldson: The Artist Selects

Read "The Artist Selects" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Alto sax master Lou Donaldson's entry to the Blue Note Artist Selects series includes a blend of originals and standards, with Hall of Fame lineups from various eras. Listening to this music, one can map the evolution of jazz in the context of his development as a musician.

Donaldson's first words on the ...

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Freddie Hubbard: The Artist Selects

Read "The Artist Selects" reviewed by Russ Musto

Blue Note's The Artist Selects series offers a valuable insight into some of the jazz greats who recorded for the label by having the musicians themselves “select and sequence songs to be reissued on a single disc. In the case of Freddie Hubbard, the choices are especially interesting because they are culled from a particularly diverse ...

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Gerald Wilson: The Artist Selects

Read "The Artist Selects" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Blue Note recently launched a series of recordings on which the artist selects the music--called, appropriately enough, “The Artist Selects." Gerald Wilson, who made several strong records for Pacific Jazz in the sixties, gets his due on this compilation. Wilson brings some sentiment into his selections. There is a tune that he wrote for his wife, ...

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Lou Donaldson: The Artist Selects

Read "The Artist Selects" reviewed by Chris May

Blue Note's new Artist Selects series presumably takes its cue from ECM's recent Rarum initiative: the tracks on the CDs are chosen by the artists themselves, who also write about them in the liner notes. Along with this set from Lou Donaldson, the first batch of albums includes collections by Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Burrell, and--from Pacific ...