MacDonald, Doug

dMac Music, 2023CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 29.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 75
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Guitarist, composer/arranger Doug MacDonald leads a 17-piece ensemble for Big Band Extravaganza. The focus is on individual melodies and the solos are strong in that regard. Kim Richmond (a-sax) on “Rashomon”, Ricky Woodard (t-sax) on “But Not For Me”, Bill Cunliffe (p) on “Luz De Amour”, Chuck Berghofer (b) on “Luces Azules”, and MacDonald (9 solos) stand out in a warm session of mostly original selections.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services