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Mid Century Modern

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: My Shining Hour; Lance or Lot; Cat City Samba; Tram Jam; What’s New; Give Me the Simple Life; Stranger in Paradise; I Hadn’t Anyone Till You; Woody ‘n You; Bossa Nueva; The Way You Look Tonight.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Coachella Valley Trio: Mid Century Modern

Read "Mid Century Modern" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Guitarist Doug MacDonald had been gigging around the Palm Springs, CA, area with bassist Larry Holloway and drummer Tim Pleasant as the Coachella Valley Trio for three years when the three amigos entered a studio in 2019 to record their first album as a working group. The result is Mid Century Modern, a burnished and buoyant ...

Jazz Marathon 4: Live at Hangar 18

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Disc 1: San Fernando Blvd.; Dreamsville; Lollipops and Roses; I Thought About You; With the Wind and the Rain in Her Hair; Maiden Voyage; Pennies from Heaven; Nobody Else But Me; Strike Up the Band. Disc 2: L L; Someone to Light Up My Life; Make Believe; Body and Soul; My Foolish Heart; Where or When; Tune Up.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Doug MacDonald & the Tarmac Ensemble: Jazz Marathon 4: Live at Hangar 18

Read "Jazz Marathon 4: Live at Hangar 18" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As befits a Jazz Marathon, guitarist Doug MacDonald's Live at Hangar 18 embodies not one but two CDs, complete with shifting personnel and groups that range from quintet to septet. This is the fourth in a recorded series of marathons conceived by producer Don Thomson and led by MacDonald with a supporting cast that boasts a ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Moon's Up, Night's Up - Taking the Town By Surprise

Read "Moon's Up, Night's Up - Taking the Town By Surprise" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The annual celebratory broadcast for Joni Mitchell included an assortment of her songs by various jazz artists, plus new releases from Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, Norah Jones, saxophonist T.K. Blue, singer/poet Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein), and vibraphone artist Lolly Allen; also more birthday shout outs to Chris Conner, Betty Bryant (going strong at ...

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Sweet And Low Down

Read "Sweet And Low Down" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

A two hour broadcast with new releases from the legendary Louis Armstrong and His All Stars, guitarists Amanda Monaco and Doug MacDonald, a single from Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science and vocalists Claudia Villela and Kate Vargas, with birthday shout outs to George Gershwin, Lee Wiley (pictured) and Alison Wedding, among others. Also a preview ...

Jazz Marathon 2

Label: Blujazz Productions
Released: 2017
Track listing: Disc 1 — Our Delight; ‘Round Midnight; Strollin’; Con Alma; Confirmation; Daahoud. Disc 2 — Ellington medley (Just Squeeze Me / What Am I Here For / Sophisticated Lady / Cottontail); Bossa Don (Don’s Delight); Blue Capers; Whisper Not; Shiny Stockings; Sonnymoon for Two.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Doug MacDonald: Jazz Marathon 2

Read "Jazz Marathon 2" reviewed by Jack Bowers

For those who thought that guitarist Doug MacDonald's happy-go-lucky jazz marathon had crossed the finish line with the release more than a year ago of Just for Fun, the good news is that MacDonald and his talented teammates have found their second wind and the marathon continues through a second effervescent two-CD session taped at the ...

Solo Plus

Label: Blujazz Productions
Released: 2016
Track listing: You Stepped Out Of A Dream; Triste; Umbrella Waltz; Medley I'm Through With Love/Stairway To The Stars/These Foolish Things; If I Had You; Wave; Medley Autumn In New York/Chatsworth/Minor Blues; Laura; Medley Gentle Rain/Corcovado; Medley Out Of Nowhere/The Song Is You; I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You; Blues In The World; Bandera; Darn That Dream.


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