Recorded Live in Madrid , November 1998
The album opens with “Goes Blue” which also gives the CD its title. This is a fertile ground to meet on with two blues-savvy musicians such as Lonnie and Idris. The tune evolves with breathtaking swing from beginning to end.
“I Love You” is a piece Cole Porter wrote in 1943 for the musical "Mexican Hayride" and made popular by Bing Crosby in the following year.
“Laura”, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by David Raskin, is the main theme of the movie of the same name, directed by Otto Preminger in 1945. The introduction and melody statement played by Lou Donaldson on his alto pays him a deserved tribute, with a beautiful lyricism sustained by Donaldson’s round and sensual sound.
Tebar keeps this mood with a laid-back solo that explores the harmonies of the piece.
Reviews"This is a conventional program with some blues, some standards and some funk, but Tebar manages to make it sound fresh. He uses the stalwarts of this genre - Dr. Lonnie Smith and Idris Muhammad - and then, on three tracks, adds the eternal bop-cum-blues alto saxophone sound of Lou Donaldson. Donaldson's rich and varied career has shown that he is a music survivor - one who has mastered the complexities but never lost his ability to swing and his feeling for the blues. His originals - 'Midnight Creeper' and 'Blues Walk' were both Blue Note album titles for him and they retain their dated, funky charm and the primal wail of the Donaldson saxophone." - All About Jazz