Driving sensitive jazz guitar Doug Macdonald – Serenade to Highland Park

Driving sensitive jazz guitar Doug Macdonald – SERENADE TO HIGHLAND PARK:  When you click here, you’ll see that I’ve reviewed Doug’s driving sensitive jazz guitar for many years now (and that doesn’t count all the albums I reviewed from him in my old magazine, lol); his latest release is chock-full of jazz energy, & if you love jazz guitar, you’ll fall in love with the album right away… to get an up-close and personal view of Doug, check out the video first, please…

If you enjoyed that as much as I did, you’ll want to make sure you SUBSCRIBE to Doug’s YouTube channel, where you can watch many more of his ultra-cool performances.

In addition to Doug’s fantastic guitar work, you’ll also hear Mike Flick on bass and Paul Kreibich doing drums… on the title track (an original by Doug), “Serenade To Highland Park”, you’ll enjoy their intimate playing style – and so will DJ’s (especially jazz stations) around the world; this track will be getting a LOT of airplay, I predict!

Doug’s sweet guitar intro on “Manha de Carnaval” quickly segues into one of the sweetest guitar-led trio tunes you’ll listen to in 2021… I find myself spinning this one over and over again.

It wasn’t difficult (at all) to make my choice for personal favorite of the dozen delightful tunes Doug offered up for our jazz adventure… the upbeat pace on Irving Berlin’s “They Say It’s Wonderful” made it one of my picks for best guitar jazz in 2021.

I give Doug and his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98 for this excellent album.  Get more information on Doug’s website as it becomes available (16 November, 2021 release date).    Rotcod Zzaj

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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