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Studio album by Lou Donaldson
Released 1959
Recorded December 14, 1958
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Genre Jazz
Label Blue Note 4053
Producer Alfred Lion
Lou Donaldson chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Light-Foot is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label and performed by Donaldson's Quintet with Herman Foster, Peck Morrison, Jimmy Wormsworth, and Ray Barretto.[2] The album was awarded 3 stars by Stephen Thomas Erlewine in an Allmusic review which stated "With Light Foot, Donaldson still was pretty firmly grounded in bop, but the tempos began to slow down, and his blues influence came to the forefront; furthermore, the bop tracks are hard bop, not straight bop, which tended to dominate his previous recordings. That diversity makes Light Foot an interesting listen, but the record suffers from slightly uneven material and performances".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lou Donaldson except as indicated
  1. "Light-Foot" - 5:35
  2. "Hog Maw" - 7:39
  3. "Mary Ann" (Ray Charles) - 6:41
  4. "Green Eyes" (Nilo Menendez, Adolfo Utrera) - 5:21
  5. "Walking by the River" (Una Mae Carlisle, Robert Sour) - 5:39
  6. "Day Dreams" (Herman Foster) - 5:00
  7. "Stella by Starlight" (Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 5:50
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ on December 14, 1958.




  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Lou Donaldson discography accessed December 4, 2009.
  3. ^ Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed December 4, 2009.