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Recent Recordings

Larry McDonough Quartet
Alice in Stonehenge and other
AcoustElectric Adventures
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Larry McDonough Quartet
Angels, Kings, My Favorite Things
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International CD Release Tour
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Larry McDonough and Richard Terrill, “Solitude” CD
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Larry McDonough Quartet
"Live at Minnesota Connection" DVD
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Larry McDonough Quartet
“Simple Gifts” CD
Simple Gifts, from LMQ charted #29 on the
CMJ Jazz Chart, published in CMJ's New Music
Report Magazine, Issue 1085, and has been played
on 100 stations around the country and throughout
the world.

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Current Shows

Alice in Stonehenge and other
AcoustElectric Adventures

Festivus and Other Twisted Holidays

Bill Evans Time Remembered: Film and Live Jazz

June 25, 1961 - Bill Evans Trio at the Village Vanguard

Intermodulating Undercurrents: The Music of Jim Hall
and Bill Evans

Miles of Pianos: The Music of Miles Davis’ Pianists
Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea

Bill Evans and Tony Bennett 40 Years Later

Born to Be Kind of Blue: The Music of
Chet Baker and Miles Davis

Chet - The Beautiful Music and Tragic
Life of Singing Trumpeter Chet Baker

All Originals

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Performances

Monday, August 12, 8:30-10:00 p.m., The Music of Paul Motian, with Steve Hirsh, drums, Richard Terrill, saxes, and Larry McDonough, keyboard (synthesized piano, electric piano, bass, guitars, and synths), Jazz Central, 407 Central Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Jam session to follow. Families and students are welcome - $10 suggested donation. Motian presents the music of avant garde composer and drummer Paul Motian.

As a percussionist and a composer, Paul Motian was a major force in the creative American music known as "jazz." For half a century, from 1954 to 2005, he worked with a wide range of innovators in rethinking the connections between rhythmic pulse and improvised melodies. His collaborations read like a who's who of the path-breaking improvisers, including Thelonius Monk, Bill Evans, Paul Bley, Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden, Don Cherry, and Bill Frisell. Since his death in 2011, there has been a wave of posthumous releases of his work. Whether you are a devotee of Motian's work or just curious, join us as we bring a selection of his compositions to life.

Sample
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/files/Motian/Motian_Sample_July_24_2019.mp3

Thursday, August 15, 7:20 a.m. On the Radio with Emily Reese, KBEM 88.5 FM Radio and streaming at http://player.streamguys.com/kbem/sgplayer/player.php with Larry McDonough, piano, discussing the show on Sunday, August 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Kind of Bill, Celebrating Bill Evans’ 90th Birthday at Black Dog Café, 308 Prince Street at the corner of Prince (4th Street) and Broadway, Lowertown, St. Paul.
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Sunday, August 18, 9:20 a.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, performing before, during and after for the 9:30 a.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55406, 612-724-3643.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Sunday, August 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Kind of Bill, Celebrating Bill Evans’ 90th Birthday with the Larry McDonough Quartet (LMQ), Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, Black Dog Café, 308 Prince Street at the corner of Prince (4th Street) and Broadway, Lowertown, St. Paul.

Reserve your seat at (651) 228-9274.

LMQ will feature the musical life of Bill Evans from beginning to end as the first show of the new Larry McDonough monthly Sunday Classic Jazz Series at Black Dog Café.

LMQ will begin with the first known composition of Bill Evans, “Very Early,” from when he still was in music school at Southeastern Louisiana University. The first set will feature his compositions and performances from early in his career, including his most well-known tune, “Waltz for Debby” that he wrote for his young niece. The set will continue to the end of the 1950s, when he composed for and performed on the classic Miles Davis 1959 recording “Kind of Blue,” and the early 1960s when his trio with bassist Scott Lafaro and drummer Paul Motian created the form of simultaneous improvisation common in groups today, showcased on the 1961 recordings “Sunday at the Village Vanguard” and “Waltz for Debby.”

The second set follows the death of Lafaro and continues until Evans’ death in 1980. Selections include pieces from his collaborations with Jill Hall, Freddie Hubbard, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Stan Getz, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones, Eddie Gomez, Marty Morell, Tony Bennett, Marc Johnson, and Joe LaBarbera.

Sax man and award-winning poet Richard Terrill will read original poetry about Evans. Larry will add his arrangement of Happy Birthday in the style of Evans.

Larry also will present a greeting from Nenette Evans and the Bill Evans Estate.

Sample
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/files/June251961/June_25__1961_-_Sample.mp3

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Kind of Bill in the Media

Sunday, August 25, 9:20 a.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, performing before, during and after for the 9:30 a.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55406, 612-724-3643.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Monday, August 26, 6:45 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, and Jill Cronk Schendel, piano, performing before, during and after for the 7:00 service, St Michael's Lutheran Church ELCA, 1660 County Road B W., Roseville.
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Saturday, September 7, and every first Saturday of the month at 4:45 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, and Larry McDonough, piano, performing before, during and after for the 5:00 p.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, with music directed by Robin Henry, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Saturday, September 14, 7:00-11:00 p.m. Erin Livingston, vocal, and Larry McDonough, piano,  Lobby Bar at The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 N Market St, St Paul, MN 55102
https://www.saintpaulhotel.com/dining/the-lobby-bar
https://www.erinlivingstonsinger.com/

Sunday, September 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m., the Larry McDonough Quartet (LMQ), Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, Black Dog Café, 308 Prince Street at the corner of Prince (4th Street) and Broadway, Lowertown, St. Paul. Reserve your seat at (651) 228-9274. Come for the second show of the new Larry McDonough monthly Sunday Classic Jazz Series at Black Dog Café.

Sunday, September 29, 10:00 a.m., Larry McDonough, piano, voice, and essays, and Carol Bergquist, flute, Unitarian Church of Underwood,  206 North Main Street, Underwood, MN 56586.
https://www.ucofu.org/

Carol’s mother Tessie Haukebo was born and raised in Underwood.

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“Alice in Stonehenge and other AcoustElectric Adventures” is available on
ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/alice-in-stonehenge-and-other-acoustelectric-adventures/1312681677
CD Baby http://cdbaby.com/cd/larrymcdonoughquartet13
Larry McDonough Jazz http://www.larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com

“Angels, Kings, My Favorite Things” is available on
ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/angels-kings-my-favorite-things/id768992058
CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/larrymcdonoughquartet12
Larry McDonough Jazz http://www.larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com

“Solitude, poetry in jazz” is available on
ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/solitude/id567870417
CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/larrymcdonoughandrichard
and Larry McDonough Jazz http://www.larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com

“Live at Minnesota Connection” is available at
CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/larrymcdonoughquartet1
and from Larry McDonough Jazz http://www.larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com

“Simple Gifts” is available at
ITunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/simple-gifts/id99117458
CD Baby http://cdbaby.com/cd/mcdonough3
Larry McDonough Jazz http://www.larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com

Email Larry at mcdon056@umn.edu.