Here 'Tis

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Here 'Tis
Studio album by Lou Donaldson
Released 1961
Recorded January 23, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 39:13
Label Blue Note BST 84066
Producer Alfred Lion
Lou Donaldson chronology
Midnight Sun
(1960)
Here 'Tis
(1961)
Gravy Train
(1961)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz (favorable)[2]

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.[3]

Reception[edit]

The album was awarded 4½ stars in an Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine who states "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... As support, all three know how to keep a groove gritty and flexible, following Lou's lead and working a swinging beat that keeps flowing, never growing static... Their talent, combined with Donaldson at a peak, results in a terrific record".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lou Donaldson except as indicated
  1. "A Foggy Day" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 6:38
  2. "Here 'Tis" - 9:25
  3. "Cool Blues" (Charlie Parker) - 6:53
  4. "Watusi Jump" - 7:32
  5. "Walk Wid Me" - 8:36
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ on January 23, 1961.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ All About Jazz review
  3. ^ Lou Donaldson discography accessed December 8, 2009.
  4. ^ Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed December 8, 2009.