Label: Blue Note - BST 84299 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Jazz • Style: Soul-Jazz, Bop, Jazz-Funk
The title of Say It Loud! Instead of providing a thematic and musical touchstone for the rest of the record, the song is an attempt to prove that Donaldson is still on top of musical trends, but the lazy groove he and his band -- trumpeter Blue Mitchellguitarist Jimmy Ponderorganist Charles Earlanddrummer Leo Morris -- work up shows they're not quite Do You Wanna Dance?
- 54 Nude Honeys - Go Go Cabaret (Around The World) with this contemporary funk. They sound much more at ease with standards like "Summertime" and "Caravan," which give them a chance to stretch out, even if they are arranged like commercially oriented soul-jazz.
Nevertheless, their simple presence on the album puts the stiffness of Donaldson 's groove-oriented soul-jazz in sharper relief.
Midnight Creeper was a successful soul-jazz record because the group managed to hit the right tone and groove, but here his group sounds awkward and uneasy. There are a few good moments scattered throughout the album, particularly by Mitchellbut overall, Say It Loud!
Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date November 8, Genre Jazz. Track Listing. Lou Donaldson.
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