With Richard Terrill, Craig Matarrese, and Chaz Draper

“Larry McDonough’s long-awaited new recording serves up divergent delights, from a reconstructed holiday chestnut to inside-out renditions of jazz standards, from harmonically and rhythmically altered traditional melodies to a trio of original tunes. With a feathery touch that recalls Bill Evans but with more fingers and a unique approach to time that makes the most worn carol or standard a new adventure,  Simple Gifts proves to be anything but “simple”—but, for those fortunate enough to hear this music, it is indeed a gift.”
--Andrea Canter, Jazz Police

1.Ode to Joy (Arr. McDonough)
2.Tuscarora (McDonough)
3.Dame la Mano (Red River Valley) (Arr. McDonough)
4.They Can’t Take That Away from Me (Gershwin)
5.Aja (Becker and Fagen)
6.Lady Day (McDonough and Reed)
7.Simple Gifts (Arr. McDonough)
8.Elie’s Theme (McDonough and Gorman)
9.My Favorite Things (Rodgers and Hammerstein II)

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