February 09, 2021

Doug MacDonald Duo: Toluca Lake Jazz

With the release of their Toluca Jazz two in-demand sidemen of the Southern California jazz scene step into the spotlight. Gitarist Doug MacDonald and bassist Harvey Newmark serve up a dish of easygoing, laidback tracks, six of them MacDonald originals, and seven standards, including a rather shy version of Coltrane's Village Blues.

The two men have an instant rapport, with their instrument blending seamlessly. Their superb technical dexterity to play blues-tinged jazz and gentle swaying bossa nova gets in the way of the spontaniety. A bit more risk taking would not have hurt. When the floor is yours, make it count.

Toluca Jazz is a self-released album. Buy it from Doug MacDonald's website.

  1. Flamingo
  2. My Little Boat
  3. Baubles, Bangles, and Beads
  4. These Foolish Things
  5. Toluca Lake Jazz
  6. Is This it?
  7. Desert Jazz
  8. Village Blues
  9. De-Ha
  10. Easy Living
  11. Pleasante Pleasant
  12. If I Had You
  13. New World

» dougmacdonald.net

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