You don't have to own any classic Blue Note albums from the 1960's to know that the name Lou Donaldson is synonymous with soul-jazz. Donaldson, a saxophone master, is a member of the greatest generation of jazz players. He worked with Art Blakey before Blakey even started the Jazz Messengers, and played alongside greats like Thelonious Monk, Clifford Brown, and Milt Jackson. When Donaldson brings his quartet to WGMC's Meet the Artist Concert, he'll be accompanied by Akiko Tsuruga on Hammond B3 organ, Randy Johnston on guitar, and Fukushi Tainaka on drums.
Lou Donaldson Quartet performs Thursday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Riverside, 120 E. Main St. $30, two-drink minimum. 966-2660, jazz901.org.