Elder Don

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Elder Don
Elder Don.jpg
Studio album by Don Wilkerson
Released 1962
Recorded May 3, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 34:45
Label Blue Note
BST 84121
Producer Alfred Lion
Don Wilkerson chronology
The Texas Twister
Elder Don
Preach Brother!

Elder Don is an album by American saxophonist Don Wilkerson recorded in 1962 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] It was recorded a month before Preach Brother!, but released later.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat 3.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Jazz critic Harvey Pekar had this to say in his May 23, 1963 review for Down Beat magazine: "Though not an innovator, the leader is a respectable musician. His style is an amalgam of many sources..."[2]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "records like this go a long way in proving that Wilkerson was one of the great underrated saxophonists of his time".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Wilkerson except as indicated
  1. "Señorita Eula" - 4:52
  2. "San Antonio Rose" (Bob Wills) - 7:45
  3. "Scrappy" - 4:51
  4. "Lone Star Shuffle" - 6:52
  5. "Drawin' a Tip" - 4:44
  6. "Poor Butterfly" (John Golden, Raymond Hubbell) - 5:41



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 8, 2010
  2. ^ a b Down Beat: May 23, 1963 Vol. 30, No. 12
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed November 8, 2010