28 December 2008

Barbara Donald and Unity- The past and tommorows 1982(lp CJR1017)



Here's a further contribution from anonymous who brought us 'presenting Burton Greene '..many thanks .
There is unfortunately a lack of information about this online, and since it is unfamiliar I'm loathe to review it in any way.
What i can say though is that Barbara Donald was one of the the most original trumpet voices of her generation, her individual tone to my ears had much more in common with say a Fats Navarro than any of the more renown 'new thing trumpeter's'..

Donald sadly made only 2(to my knowledge) lp's under her own name..i have heard neither ,so thanks anon for the opportunity.
Most of us know her work largely through a sequence of Sonny Simmons lp's(whom she married in the mid 60's)beginning with 1966's 'staying on the watch'.
They remained friends after separating and continued their association performing together frequently in the late 80's and early nineties.
any one interested in more biographical info ,regarding Donald... can find a page devoted to her on Sonny Simmons website..here

http://www.sonnysimmons.org/donald.html

BARBARA DONALD & UNITY - THE PAST AND TOMORROWS
Cadence LP, CJR 1017, 1983

side 1
1. THE PAST AND TOMORROWS 3.45
2. LOVE FOR ERIC 5.45
3. PANNONICA 3.37
4. LET IT RIDE 4.57

side 2
5. BOP-A-LOT 8.43
6. CHILDREN OF THE NILE 9.58
7. CHARLES TOO 4.16

Barbara Donald - tpt
Carter Jefferson - ts
Gary Hammon - ts
Peggy Stern - p
Mike Bissio - b
Irvin Lovilette - d

april 16 & 17, 1982, Northwest Recordings, Seattle

11 comments:

sotise said...

320 kbs
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ltzuy11nzf5

Rab Hines said...

Just what I feel like hearing - thank you.

Joe said...

As a trumpet player I was floored the first time I heard her on a Sunny Simmons record, not that long ago.
Thanks for this!

Joe said...

That's Sonny.....

il angelo said...

Thanks Sotise & anonymous, I have always been curious about her records but unfortunatelly never found one till now. Thanks and best for'09

Solomon said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Lovely find, thanks so much !

Andreas said...

I'm sad to say that the great Barbara Donald died on March 23.
You can read more about it here:

http://seattletimes.com/html/musicnightlife/2020671516_barbaraobitxml.html

Lucky said...

Thanks for this, sotise (a bit late... 6 years later - just the more amazing that this link is still valid!).

CHEERS!!!

Soybean said...

2017 and the link is still good! Cheers!

Barbara Donald has been criminally underappreciated - her trumpet is fantastic. Unfortunate she wasn't a bit more prolific.

pepdrum said...

Still alive! ... thanks Sotise ... great!