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Doug Munro: Putt Lake Toodleloo

Read "Putt Lake Toodleloo" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


In unsettled and unsettling times, it is a relief to know that Putt Lake Toodleloo is within easy reach. Its humble stance, breezy accessibility and easy familiarity serve as a respite from the dark anxious winds that gather. Two-time Grammy nominee and NAIRD award winner, guitarist/educator/composer/author Doug Munro, who founded the Purchase College Jazz Studies program and served as its director from 1993--2002, leads his spirited octet, the La Pompe Attack, through a swaying mix of originals and ...

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Doug Munro And La Pompe Attack: The Harry Warren Song Book

Read "The Harry Warren Song Book" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Doug Munro is the great nephew of Harry Warren who was the first major American songwriter to compose specifically for films. All the tunes on this CD are from movies with the exception of two Munro originals, “Blues For Harry" and “You Again" and barring those two and “Nagasaki," were all written in the 1930s and 1940s. The music is played in the swinging style of The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France, whose most famous stars, ...

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Doug Munro: Big Boss Bossa Nova 2.0

Read "Big Boss Bossa Nova 2.0" reviewed by Ken Dryden


Doug Munro's sixth CD for Chase Music Group is a return to a traditional bossa nova trio, dropping the keyboards or sax utilized on most of his earlier projects. He is joined by bassist Michael Goetz, with Jason Devlin and Jason Anderson sharing the drum chair, all who primarily play supporting roles. The guitarist has a light touch and generally stays close to the melody on most tracks, opening with a shimmering treatment of Chick Corea's “Spain" ...

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Doug Munro: Big Boss Bossa Nova 2.0

Read "Big Boss Bossa Nova 2.0" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Veteran jazz guitarist Doug Munro presents an encore performance to his critically acclaimed Big Boss Bossa Nova (Self Published, 2004), recording another monster of an album with Big Boss Bossa Nova 2.0. With four originals and a select repertoire of uncommon standards, BBBN2.0 is a more bare bones session than the more highly orchestrated BBBN, done in an intimate trio setting and showcasing Munro at his best.

Featured with the guitarist are bassist Michael Goetz and drummer Jason ...


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