DOUG MACDONALD

Hard Bop / Progressive Big Band / Big Band • United States
Jazz music community with review and forums
DOUG MACDONALD picture
There are some musicians who earn the label “a players player”. Individuals who possess a quality and integrity that peers look up to, not for mere bursts of blazing notes or chops, but for the perfection of their performances and the joy they bring. Such a musician is West coast based Jazz journeyman guitarist Doug MacDonald.

“I’ve simply never lost my love affair for warm notes, a good standard and striving for the best performance”, states the guitarist. In that regard, MacDonald’s musicianship evokes thoughts of such artists as Chet Baker and Sinatra, to name a few, who performed and excelled in a particular style their entire careers while keeping it fresh for their audiences time after time.

Originally from Philadelphia, he began his career in Hawaii, where he played with Trummy Young and Gabe Balthazar, and with Del Courtney at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Relocating to Las Vegas, Doug found himself
read more...
Thanks to snobb for the addition

DOUG MACDONALD Online Videos

See all DOUG MACDONALD videos

Buy DOUG MACDONALD music

Amazon (logo)
Fourth StreamFourth Stream
Blujazz Records 2009
$14.96
$4.88 (used)
Gentle RainGentle Rain
CD Baby 2006
$13.86
$3.87 (used)
Just For FunJust For Fun
Blujazz Records 2016
$11.00
$4.16 (used)
OrganismsOrganisms
CD Baby 2019
$10.98
$3.99 (used)
Jazz Marathon 2Jazz Marathon 2
Blujazz Records 2017
$19.98
$6.00 (used)
Beautiful FriendBeautiful Friend
Blujazz Records 2008
$12.99
$9.95 (used)
Doug MacDonald TrioDoug MacDonald Trio
CD Baby 2007
$13.89
$4.99 (used)
Showing 7 items | Cache expiring in 65h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
It's a Blue World - Doug MacDonald -(CD, Nov-2010, Blu Jazz)-MINT It's a Blue World - Doug MacDonald -(CD, Nov-2010, Blu Jazz)-MINT USD $9.99 Buy It Now 6h
DOUG MACDONALD - GENTLE RAIN NEW CD DOUG MACDONALD - GENTLE RAIN NEW CD USD $25.36 Buy It Now 3 days
Two Quintets by Doug MacDonald (CD, Oct-2017) [DIGIPAK] Two Quintets by Doug MacDonald (CD, Oct-2017) [DIGIPAK] USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
DOUG MACDONALD - ORGANIZATION * NEW CD DOUG MACDONALD - ORGANIZATION * NEW CD USD $23.57 Buy It Now 4 days
DOUG MACDONALD-SOLO PLUS-BLUJAZZ CD NEW SEALED PRICE CUT DOUG MACDONALD-SOLO PLUS-BLUJAZZ CD NEW SEALED PRICE CUT USD $10.00 Buy It Now 4 days
The Doug MacDonald Quartet CD The Doug MacDonald Quartet CD USD $4.99 Buy It Now 9 days
DOUG MACDONALD: I've Got The Minor Blues LP Sealed (cut corner) Jazz DOUG MACDONALD: I've Got The Minor Blues LP Sealed (cut corner) Jazz USD $30.00 Buy It Now 12 days
Doug MacDonald Band-Mr. Bones  CD NEW Doug MacDonald Band-Mr. Bones CD NEW USD $18.59 Buy It Now 14 days
Doug MacDonald Doug MacDonald "Califournia Quartet" NEW UNSEALED AS ISSUED CD BEBOP JAZZ COOL USD $9.99 Buy It Now 14 days
Doug MacDonald Doug MacDonald "New York Session" LP USD $4.95 Buy It Now 16 days
Doug MacDonald - I've Got the Minor Blues [New CD] Japan - Import Doug MacDonald - I've Got the Minor Blues [New CD] Japan - Import USD $31.39 Buy It Now 16 days
Doug MacDonald - I've Got the Minor Blues [New CD] Japan - Import Doug MacDonald - I've Got the Minor Blues [New CD] Japan - Import USD $31.58 Buy It Now 16 days
TURN-DOUG MACDONALD-JAZZ   CD TURN-DOUG MACDONALD-JAZZ CD USD $3.58 Buy It Now 17 days
Doug MacDonald : Organisms CD Doug MacDonald : Organisms CD USD $7.58 Buy It Now 17 days
DOUG QUARTET MACDONALD - Doug Macdonald Quartet - CD - BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED DOUG QUARTET MACDONALD - Doug Macdonald Quartet - CD - BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED USD $31.95 Buy It Now 20 days
It's a Blue World by Doug MacDonald (CD, Nov-2010, Blu Jazz) JZ198 It's a Blue World by Doug MacDonald (CD, Nov-2010, Blu Jazz) JZ198 USD $8.99 Buy It Now 20 days
FREE US SHIP. on ANY 3+ CDs! ~Used,Very Good CD Doug Macdonald: Gentle Rain FREE US SHIP. on ANY 3+ CDs! ~Used,Very Good CD Doug Macdonald: Gentle Rain USD $3.88 Buy It Now 21 days
Doug MacDonald-Beautiful Friendship CD NEW Doug MacDonald-Beautiful Friendship CD NEW USD $16.86 Buy It Now 22 days
Doug MacDonald Trio-View of the City (feat. Harvie S and Steve Williams) CD NEW Doug MacDonald Trio-View of the City (feat. Harvie S and Steve Williams) CD NEW USD $16.07 Buy It Now 22 days
Two Quintets Doug MacDonald,Roger Neumann Jazz Marathon 3 LIVE Vitello (2017 CD) Two Quintets Doug MacDonald,Roger Neumann Jazz Marathon 3 LIVE Vitello (2017 CD) USD $11.00 Buy It Now 24 days
Doug MacDonald Band-Give Me My Guitar CD NEW Doug MacDonald Band-Give Me My Guitar CD NEW USD $12.89 Buy It Now 24 days
Doug Macdonald - I've Got The Minor Blues (CD Used Very Good) Doug Macdonald - I've Got The Minor Blues (CD Used Very Good) USD $28.21 Buy It Now 24 days
Doug MacDonald - Doug MacDonald Trio [New CD] Doug MacDonald - Doug MacDonald Trio [New CD] USD $25.47 Buy It Now 25 days
Gentle Rain - Doug Macdonald (CD New) Gentle Rain - Doug Macdonald (CD New) USD $22.84 Buy It Now 25 days
Doug MacDonald Band - Mr. Bones [New CD] Doug MacDonald Band - Mr. Bones [New CD] USD $16.49 Buy It Now 25 days
Doug MacDonald - Doug MacDonald Trio [New CD] Doug MacDonald - Doug MacDonald Trio [New CD] USD $23.11 Buy It Now 25 days
Doug MacDonald - Gentle Rain [New CD] Doug MacDonald - Gentle Rain [New CD] USD $18.90 Buy It Now 25 days
Doug MacDonald Band-Duel Speaker (CD-RP) CD NEW Doug MacDonald Band-Duel Speaker (CD-RP) CD NEW USD $12.84 Buy It Now 27 days
Doug MacDonald Band-Mr. Bones CD NEW Doug MacDonald Band-Mr. Bones CD NEW USD $16.57 Buy It Now 27 days
Doug MacDonald - A Salute to the Jazz Composers: Jazz Marathon 2 (2017) Doug MacDonald - A Salute to the Jazz Composers: Jazz Marathon 2 (2017) USD $7.00 Buy It Now 28 days
Doug MacDonald Band-Duel Speaker (CD-RP) CD NEW Doug MacDonald Band-Duel Speaker (CD-RP) CD NEW USD $14.59 Buy It Now 28 days
Doug MacDonald Band-Give Me My Guitar CD NEW Doug MacDonald Band-Give Me My Guitar CD NEW USD $14.59 Buy It Now 29 days
Doug MacDonald & The Jazz Coalition Fourth Stream  (CD, Sep-2009, Blu Jazz) Doug MacDonald & The Jazz Coalition Fourth Stream (CD, Sep-2009, Blu Jazz) USD $7.49 Buy It Now 29 days
DOUG MACDONALD - Blue Capers - CD - **Excellent Condition** DOUG MACDONALD - Blue Capers - CD - **Excellent Condition** USD $20.95 Buy It Now 29 days
Doug MacDonald-Beautiful Friendship CD NEW Doug MacDonald-Beautiful Friendship CD NEW USD $18.91 Buy It Now 30 days
Doug MacDonald Band CD Doug MacDonald Band CD USD $3.59 Buy It Now 30 days
Doug MacDonald Band - Mr. Bones [New CD] Doug MacDonald Band - Mr. Bones [New CD] USD $18.58 Buy It Now 34 days
Showing all 49 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

DOUG MACDONALD Discography

DOUG MACDONALD albums / top albums

DOUG MACDONALD Doug MacDonald featuring Paul Madison : I've Got The Minor Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Doug MacDonald featuring Paul Madison : I've Got The Minor Blues
Hard Bop 1981
DOUG MACDONALD New York Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New York Session
Hard Bop 1982
DOUG MACDONALD The Doug MacDonald Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Doug MacDonald Quartet
Hard Bop 1990
DOUG MACDONALD Doug MacDonald Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Doug MacDonald Trio
Hard Bop 1992
DOUG MACDONALD Warm Valley album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Warm Valley
Hard Bop 1995
DOUG MACDONALD Organ-Izing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Organ-Izing
Hard Bop 1997
DOUG MACDONALD Turn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Turn
Big Band 2003
DOUG MACDONALD Blue Capers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Capers
Hard Bop 2006
DOUG MACDONALD Gentle Rain album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gentle Rain
Hard Bop 2006
DOUG MACDONALD Beautiful Friendship album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beautiful Friendship
Hard Bop 2008
DOUG MACDONALD Fourth Stream album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fourth Stream
Progressive Big Band 2009
DOUG MACDONALD It's a Blue World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It's a Blue World
Hard Bop 2010
DOUG MACDONALD Reorganized album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reorganized
Hard Bop 2012
DOUG MACDONALD Martini Kings : Groovin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Martini Kings : Groovin'
Hard Bop 2014
DOUG MACDONALD Solo Plus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Plus
Hard Bop 2016
DOUG MACDONALD View of the City album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
View of the City
Hard Bop 2018
DOUG MACDONALD Organisms album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Organisms
Hard Bop 2019
DOUG MACDONALD Califournia Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Califournia Quartet
Hard Bop 2019

DOUG MACDONALD EPs & splits

DOUG MACDONALD live albums

DOUG MACDONALD Just For Fun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just For Fun
Hard Bop 2016
DOUG MACDONALD A Salute to the Jazz Composers : Jazz Marathon 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Salute to the Jazz Composers : Jazz Marathon 2
Hard Bop 2017
DOUG MACDONALD Two Quintets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Two Quintets
Hard Bop 2017

DOUG MACDONALD demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

DOUG MACDONALD re-issues & compilations

DOUG MACDONALD singles (0)

DOUG MACDONALD movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

DOUG MACDONALD Reviews

DOUG MACDONALD Organisms

Album · 2019 · Hard Bop
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
kev rowland
Originally from Philadelphia, Doug MacDonald started out as a jazz guitarist in Hawaii, working with trombonist Trummy Young, altoist Gabe Balthazar, and Del Courtney at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. During a period in Las Vegas, he performed in lounges and showrooms with such greats as Joe Williams, trombonist Carl Fontana, and tenor-saxophonist Jack Montrose. He has been a fixture in Los Angeles for many years, playing with the big bands of Bill Holman, Ray Anthony, and John Clayton and with such classic performers as Ray Charles, Rosemary Clooney, Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, trumpeter Jack Sheldon, pianist Hank Jones and bassist Ray Brown. For his thirteenth album as a leader, and third organ project, he is joined by organist Carey Frank (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Eric Marienthal, Jane Monheit, Bob Mintzer, the Phat Cat Swingers), drummer Ben Scholz (Roy Hargrove, Esperanza Spalding, Buddy Guy, Bill Watrous, Aaron Neville) and tenor saxophonist Bob Sheppard (Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Mike Stern, Michael and Randy Brecker, Peter Erskine, Billy Childs, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell etc.).

There is something about a Hammond B3 in the hands of a master which is incredibly compelling (likewise it also makes me often think of horrible holiday camps if in the hands of someone who just thinks they are a master). Although MacDonald is the band leader, he is more than happy to sit at the back and let the others have their time in the spotlight. Scholz is the one who has to keep it altogether while the others bounce off each other, all knowing when to take the lead and when to hand it over. Indeed, there is so much organ on this album that one would expect it to have been driven by an organist as a opposed to a guitarist, but MacDonald has put his stamp over all the arrangements as well as providing three originals.

Fresh, interesting and exciting, the almost staccato sound of the guitar is wonderfully complemented by the drawn-out sounds of the organ, while the sax moves between the two and the drums fills in the rest of the spaces. One to savour.

DOUG MACDONALD Movies Reviews

No DOUG MACDONALD movie reviews posted yet.

DOUG MACDONALD Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
My Favorite Things Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

Numerology of Birdsong Avant-Garde Jazz
SOMERSAULTS (OLIE BRICE / TOBIAS DELIUS / MARK SANDERS)
Buy this album from MMA partners
All As One Vocal Jazz
EMILY SAUNDERS
Buy this album from MMA partners
Til Anna Avant-Garde Jazz
INGEBRIGT HÅKER FLATEN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Texas Queens 5 Jazz Related RnB
BLOODEST SAXOPHONE
Buy this album from MMA partners
Invisible Horizon Avant-Garde Jazz
JON IRABAGON
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Jazz Online Videos

Tobias Delius / Olie Brice / Mark Sanders
SOMERSAULTS (OLIE BRICE / TOBIAS DELIUS / MARK SANDERS)
snobb· 26 minutes ago
Pork Chop Chick
BLOODEST SAXOPHONE
js· 17 hours ago
jazzahead! 2015 - Australian Art Orchestra
AUSTRALIAN ART ORCHESTRA
js· 1 day ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us