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CaliFOURnia Quartet releases debut album

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The Califournia Quartet is an all-star, straight ahead jazz group comprised of top musicians based in the Los Angeles area.

Their debut release features guitarist Doug MacDonald, Kim Richmond on reeds, bassist Harvey Newmark, and drummer Paul Kreibich performing four swinging standards and six MacDonald originals.

Los Angeles is the home to many technically superb jazz musicians who work in the studios by day and play in clubs at night. Four of the finest combine their talents to form the Califournia Quartet.

This group is about straight ahead swinging, warm solos and exciting ensembles.

Guitarist Doug MacDonald, who contributed six originals, joins forces with Kim Richmond on alto, soprano and flute, bassist Harvey Newmark, and drummer Paul Kreibich to perform music that will be enjoyed by fans of bop, swing and classic mainstream jazz.

Each of the members of the Califournia Quartet has an impressive resume. Doug MacDonald, who has led more than a dozen albums, spent time playing jazz in New York, Hawaii and Las Vegas before settling in Southern California. Along the way he has worked with Joe Williams, Bill Holman, John Clayton, Rosemary Clooney, Jack Sheldon, Buddy Rich, Ray Charles and countless others in addition to his own combos and his big band The Jazz Coalition.

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