Gentle Rain

Gentle Rain

by Doug MacDonald
     
 
Long a busy member of the Los Angeles jazz community, guitarist Doug MacDonald has both a quiet sound and a hard swinging straight-ahead style. On Gentle Rain he performs five quartet numbers with pianist Ross Tompkins, a duo with the late pianist (who is heard on one of his final recordings) on "These Foolish Things," two numbers in which pianist

Overview

Long a busy member of the Los Angeles jazz community, guitarist Doug MacDonald has both a quiet sound and a hard swinging straight-ahead style. On Gentle Rain he performs five quartet numbers with pianist Ross Tompkins, a duo with the late pianist (who is heard on one of his final recordings) on "These Foolish Things," two numbers in which pianist Marty Harris is in Tompkins' spot, five pianoless trio numbers and a solo guitar feature on "Gentle Rain." The music is all standards including the one "original," "Cry," which is really a slightly disguised "I Cried for You." MacDonald sounds unhurried even at the faster tempos, and mellow even when the music is at its most heated. He is the epitome of cool jazz guitar throughout this enjoyable set, one of his finest to date.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2006
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0017231308423
catalogNumber:
5637279720

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doug MacDonald   Primary Artist,Guitar
Ross Tompkins   Piano
Marty Harris   Piano
Jack LeCompte   Drums
Harvey Newmark   Bass

Technical Credits

Luiz Bonfá   Composer
Wayne Boyer   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Gene Lees   Composer
Gus Arnheim   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
George Bassman   Composer
George Duning   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Jules LeMare (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Harry Tobias   Composer
Michael Rosen   Graphic Design

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