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.

Tracks:
  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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