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Larry McDonough Quartet
Alice in Stonehenge and other
AcoustElectric Adventures
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Larry McDonough Quartet
Angels, Kings, My Favorite Things
Read about Angels, Kings, My Favorite Things
International CD Release Tour

Larry McDonough and Richard Terrill, “Solitude” CD
Read about Solitude

Larry McDonough Quartet
"Live at Minnesota Connection" DVD
Read about Live at Minnesota Connection

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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Saturday, January 11, 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

Sunday, January 12, 6:00 p.m., Performing with Peter Kogan’s Monsterful Wonder Band, Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis. We’ll be perform the world premier of his newest tune, as well his compositions and arrangements that span bebop, cool, and funk. The band includes Jake Baldwiin, trumpet; Pete Whitman, sax; Dave Graf, trombone; Joe Elliott, guitar; Chris Bates, bass; Peter Kogan, drums; and me on piano.

Peter Kogan

Tuesday, January 14 and every second Tuesday of the month from October through May, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, Bill Goldman, cello, and Walter Tambor, piano, Taizé Prayer Service, Basilica of Saint Mary, 1600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis.

Taizé Trio Sample

Friday, January 24, 6:30 p.m., Private Event: Carol Bergquist, flute, and Larry McDonough, piano, Minneapolis

Sunday, January 26, 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., Resistance - A Mostly Music Service, saxophonist/writer Richard Terrill and pianist/composer Larry McDonough, Michael Servetus Unitarian Society, 6565 Oakley Drive Northeast, Fridley, MN 55432 763-571-5229 http://www.msuu.org/

The sixth UU principal sets “the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.”  In this “mostly music” service, Larry McDonough and Richard Terrill offer contemporary poems and songs from the folk and jazz traditions that instruct and inspire in the pursuit of resistance to power.

Sunday, January 26, 7:00-9:00 p.m., with the Larry McDonough Quartet (LMQ), Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, Dean White, drums, Black Dog Café, 308 Prince Street at the corner of Prince (4th Street) and Broadway,  Lowertown, St. Paul. Reserve your seats at (651) 228-9274. No cover but a $10 donation suggested. Come for the fourth show of the new Larry McDonough monthly Sunday Classic Jazz Series at Black Dog Café.

Bill Evans rarely performed with singers, so it was big news to some in the jazz community when Evans and Bennett recorded and released “The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album” in 1975. The album included pieces each had done separately, such as Waltz for Debby (Evans) and The Touch of Your Lips (Bennett). In 1976 they recorded “Together Again” for release in 1977. Both albums showed Evans’ skill in accompanying a vocalist while adding the complexities that he displayed in his solo and ensemble performances, and exhibited Bennett’s expressive range from bold and commanding to soft and delicate.

Larry takes on the challenging roles of both Evans and Bennett to educate younger listeners about these great artists and to remind seasoned listeners of this pair who never recorded together again. Richard Terrill adds poetry about Bill Evans. In “You Must Believe in Spring,” you hear what Evans and Bennett did and what might have been.



Wednesday, January 29, 7:00-10:00 p.m., Kind of Blue, Before and After, with Larry McDonough, piano and arrangements (Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly), Omar Abdulkarim, trumpet (Miles Davis), Richard Terrill, tenor sax (John Coltrane), Jeff King, alto sax (Julian "Cannonball" Adderley), Greg Stinson, bass (Paul Chambers), and Dean White, drums (Jimmy Cobb), Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-1010, $25/20/15. The Larry McDonough Sextet will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the release and performance of the legendary Miles Davis album Kind of Blue, performing a set of all of Kind of Blue, preceded by a first set of music of the individual members before Kind of Blue, and followed by a third set what they did afterward.



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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.