Backstage Pass with Karl Gehrke
Larry McDonough recently appeared on the show on WCAL 89.3 FM Radio.  The show included selections "Tuscarora: Short Stories for Jazz Piano" as well "Small Steps" and "Larry McDonough and Off Beat, Live, Cooking at the Dakota (Demo)." 


Jazz pianist Larry McDonough

“Tuscarora” from “Tuscarora: Short Stories for Jazz Piano” (0:00)


Piano concepts

Left-handed soloing

“All Blues” from “Tuscarora: Short Stories for Jazz Piano” (3:05)

Odd time signatures

“Take the 5A Train” from “Live, Cooking st the Dakota (Demo)” (4:30)

My Favorite Things in 5/4" from “Tuscarora: Short Stories for Jazz Piano” (5:15)

Harmonic concepts

Vocal v. instrumental arranging

“We Shall Overcome” from “Tuscarora: Short Stories for Jazz Piano” (7:20)

The overlap of jazz piano and legal aid work

“Small Steps” from “Small Steps” (9:40)

End (10:43)

Here is a description of the show from WCAL. 

Backstage Pass
The Twin Cities radio magazine of the arts
Hosted by Karl Gehrke

In this "radio magazine," we go behind the scenes to meet the talented people who make Twin Cities culture so lively. We talk to guest artists appearing at the Guthrie, Orchestra Hall, and other cultural hot spots. We look at what's new: books, CDs, compositions, exhibits and much more. Along the way, we get into provocative conversations with commentators about the status of the arts in Minneapolis/St. Paul  and we gain insights into the creative process.

August 21 - Jazz pianist Larry McDonough, a look at Gilbert Stuart's iconic painting of George Washington now on display at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and photographer/instructor Martin Fowler on photography as art.