Prolific jazz giant Doug MacDonald and the L.A. All-Star Octet – Overtones

Prolific jazz giant Doug MacDonald and the L.A. All-Star Octet – OVERTONES:  There are three words that best describe jazz guitarist Doug’s work… “prolific jazz giant”… before I move on to the new album, get familiar with Doug’s stellar playing first…

If you dug 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.

The stars Doug brings along with him are Kim Richmond saxophone; tenor Rickey Woodard; trombonist Ira Nepus and trumpeter Aaron Janik; pianist Bill Cunliffe, bassist Chuck Berghofer and drummer Roy McCurdy, and you’ll realize their uniqueness as you listen to “Blues by Eight”, a 5:32 gem that will be getting HUGE airplay on jazz stations ’round the globe, I predict!

An ultra-cool bass and drum intro to the 5:08 “Ground Up” made the tune an instant hit here in my Zzaj listening studio… I’m sure it’ll be a “come back to” song for you as well.

Doug’s guitar genius is totally evident on the high-energy opener, “Night by Night”… it only took a couple of bars for me to know that the song would be my choice for personal favorite of the eight exciting tunes he offers up!

Doug and his All-Stars get a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98 for this jammin’ jazz excursion.  Get more information on Doug’s website as it becomes available.    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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