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Overtones, New Release From LA Guitarist Doug MacDonald And His All-Star Octet



Overtones is a special release for it finds MacDonald leading an all-star band full of some of the top players based in the Los Angeles area.

All are veterans with endless résumés including altoist Kim Richmond, tenor-saxophonist Rickey Woodard, trombonist Ira Nepus, pianist Bill Cunliffe, bassist Chuck Berghofer, drummer Roy McCurdy, and the relative newcomer (but quite experienced) trumpeter Aaron Janik. Each of the musicians is greatly in-demand but happy to perform the inventive compositions and arrangements of Doug MacDonald.

Overtones is comprised of seven MacDonald originals plus the standard “Lover Man.” The set begins with “Night By Night,” a medium-tempo piece that introduces the band. Everyone but McCurdy gets to make a solo statement on the attractive piece which is a relative of “Shiny Stockings.”

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