Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk (1958) [Analogue Productions 2010] PS3 ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

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Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk (1958) [Analogue Productions 2010] PS3 ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk (1958) [APO Remaster 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 34:12 minutes | Scans included | 1001 MB
or DSD64 2.0 (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Basic Scans included | 890 MB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Basic Scans included | 686 MB

Lou Donaldson's undisputed masterpiece, Blues Walk, marks the point where the altoist began to decisively modify his heavy Charlie Parker influence and add a smoky, bluesy flavor of his own. The material is still firmly in the bebop vein, and the mellower moments aren't as sleepy as some of Donaldson's subsequent work, so the album sounds vital and distinctive even as it slows down and loosens things up. That makes it the definitive release in Donaldson's early, pre-soul-jazz period, but what elevates Blues Walk to classic status is its inviting warmth. Donaldson's sweetly singing horn is ingratiating and melodic throughout the six selections, making even his most advanced ideas sound utterly good-natured and accessible. The easy-swinging title cut is a classic, arguably Donaldson's signature tune even above his late-'60s soul-jazz hits, and his other two originals – "Play Ray" and "Callin' All Cats" – are in largely the same vein. Elsewhere, Donaldson displays opposite extremes of his sound; the up-tempo bebop classic "Move" provokes his fieriest playing on the record, and his romantic version of "Autumn Nocturne" is simply lovely, a precursor to Lush Life. The addition of Ray Barretto on conga is a subtle masterstroke, adding just a bit more rhythmic heft to the relaxed swing. There are numerous likable records in Donaldson's extensive catalog, but Blues Walk is the best of them all.


01. Blues Walk
02. Move
03. The Masquerade Is Over
04. Play Ray
05. Autumn Nocturne
06. Callin' All Cats

Produced by Alfred Lion. Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder.
Recorded on July 28, 1958 at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ.
Mastered from the original analogue master tapes by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman.

Lou Donaldson - alto sax
Herman Foster - piano
Peck Morrison - bass
Ray Barretto - conga
Dave Bailey - drums

foobar2000 1.6.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

Analyzed: Lou Donaldson / Blues Walk

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR13 -8.14 dB -25.82 dB 6:42 01-Blues Walk
DR13 -7.54 dB -23.72 dB 5:52 02-Move
DR14 -7.76 dB -23.20 dB 5:52 03-The Masquerade Is Over
DR14 -6.36 dB -23.91 dB 5:30 04-Play Ray
DR13 -8.42 dB -25.34 dB 4:56 05-Autumn Nocturne
DR13 -7.98 dB -24.32 dB 5:20 06-Callin' All Cats

Number of tracks: 6
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64

Thanks to starwanderer & ManWhoCan!
Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,37 GB