Pretty Things (album)

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Pretty Things
Pretty Things (album).jpg
Studio album by Lou Donaldson
Released 1970
Recorded January 9 & June 12, 1970
Genre Jazz
Length 38:02
Label Blue Note
Producer Francis Wolff
Lou Donaldson chronology
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Pretty Things
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Pretty Things is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label featuring Donaldson with Blue Mitchell, Leon Spencer, Ted Dunbar, and Idris Muhammad and one track with Lonnie Smith and Melvin Sparks replacing Spencer & Dunbar and Jimmy Lewis added.[2]


The album was awarded 2 stars in an Allmusic review by Scott Yanow who states "Lou Donaldson has recorded many strong sessions throughout his career but this CD reissue brings back one of the less-significant ones... there are many better Donaldson recordings to acquire first".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lou Donaldson except as indicated
  1. "Tennessee Waltz" (Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart) – 6:30
  2. "Curtis' Song" (Leon Spencer) – 5:45
  3. "Sassie Lassie" (Harold Ousley) – 6:25
  4. "Just for a Thrill" (Lil Armstrong, Don Raye) – 5:20
  5. "Pot Belly" – 8:05
  6. "Love" (Milt Gabler, Bert Kaempfert) – 5:57
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ on January 9, 1970 (track 1) and June 12, 1970 (tracks 2–6).



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Lou Donaldson discography accessed December 14, 2009.
  3. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 14, 2009.