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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

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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Thursday, June 20, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute,  Jazz Reception for The Advocates for Human Rights “Human Rights Awards Dinner” at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, 225 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Depot Parking, 136 South 5th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401.

The 2019 Human Rights Awards Dinner will feature Professor Andrés Cediel, an investigative journalist, documentary filmmaker, and professor at UC Berkeley, who will deliver the event's keynote address and will be presented with the 2019 Don & Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award. We are honored to recognize Professor Cediel for his work shining a light on the human rights violations against some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.


Sunday, June 23, HortZ Private Event.

Tuesday, June 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m., June 25, 1961 - Bill Evans at the Village Vanguard with the Larry McDonough Quartet (LMQ), Larry McDonough, piano, 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.

The Larry McDonough Quartet will celebrate the two live recordings of legendary pianist and composer Bill Evans, bassist and composer Scott Lafaro, and drummer Paul Motian on June 25, 1961 at the Village Vanguard. “Sunday at the Village Vanguard” and “Waltz for Debby” were the last recordings of this trio, as LaFaro died in a car accident just ten days after the live date at the Village Vanguard. The trio revolutionized jazz, with each member improvising at the same time while performing recognizable pieces.

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Thom Jurek wrote of the album: “This trio is still widely regarded as his finest, largely because of the symbiotic interplay between its members. This is a great place to begin with Evans.” Samuel Chell of All About Jazz wrote “Along with bassist wunderkind Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian, Evans perfected his democratic vision of trio cooperation, where all members performed with perfect empathy and telepathy... It is these performances, currently available as Sunday at the Village Vanguard and Waltz for Debby that comprise the number one best jazz live recording in this present series.” The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Come see and hear the show that filled the Aster and Boom Island Brewing Company and Taproom.


Thursday, June 27, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Jazz Reception for the Minnesota State Bar Association State Conference, with the Larry McDonough Quartet, Larry McDonough, piano; Richard Terrill, saxes; Greg Stinson, bass; and Dean White, drums; at the Mystic Lake Center, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd. NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372

Saturday, July 6, 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.

Monday, July 8, 8:30-10:00 p.m., Time Again - Brubeck and Desmond Reimagined, with the the Larry McDonough Quartet with Larry McDonough, piano, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, Jazz Central, 407 Central Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Families and students are welcome. $10 suggested donation. The Larry McDonough Quartet will perform timeless Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond pieces in different time signatures than those of Brubeck and Desmond, along with Larry McDonough odd-metered originals. Jam session to follow. Families and students are welcome - $10 suggested donation.

Wednesday, July 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Richard Terrill, saxes, Fund Raiser for State Representative Dave Pinto, Highland Picnic Pavilion, 1200 Montreal Ave, St Paul, MN 55116.

Thursday, July 11, 5:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute,  Private Event

Saturday, July 13, 1:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute, Fundraiser for Shan Refugees, 2412 Cedar Shore Drive, Minneapolis.

The events runs from 1:00 to 4:00, with music 1:00-2:00 along with the program at about recent happenings in Burma and Thailand and Shan refugee education projects in Thailand. The silent auction will help keep Shan children who have fled to Thailand in school. There will be pictures of Shan children in school and at play, along with light refreshments.

Saturday, July 13, 5:00 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, Private Event, Welsh, MN.

Sunday, July 21, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Larry McDonough, piano and voice, and Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Mostly Music Service, St. Croix Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service at the Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center, 312 Government St., Taylors Falls, MN 55084.

Friday, July 26, 8:00-10:00 p.m., Motian, with Steve Hirsh, drums, Richard Terrill, saxes, and Larry McDonough, keyboards, East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106. Motian presents the music of avant garde composer and drummer Paul Motian.

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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.