Lou Donaldson is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and band leader. Born on November 1, 1926 in Badin, North Carolina, United States, he has made significant contributions to the world of jazz music.
Known for his soulful and melodic style of playing the saxophone, Lou Donaldson has captivated audiences with his unique sound. He has collaborated with renowned artists such as *Stanley Turrentine*, *Blue Mitchell*, *Kenny Dorham*, and many others.
With a career spanning several decades, Lou Donaldson has released numerous albums as both a bandleader and a sideman. His compositions showcase his talent for creating memorable melodies that resonate with listeners.