All Originals Jazz Series
Larry McDonough Quartet
The Larry McDonough Quartet takes a break from its popular shows “Bill Evans and Tony Bennett - 40 Years Later,” “Born to Be Kind of Blue: The Music of Chet Baker and Miles Davis,” and “AcoustElectric” to perform two sets entirely of compositions of pianist Larry McDonough and bassist Greg Stinson.
Pianist, singer, and composer Larry McDonough’s trademarks are unique harmonies and rhythms in both arrangements and compositions, often in the uncommon meters of 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13. He has sprinkled his compositions in his eight recordings, ranging from ballads Lady Day (CD “Simple Gifts”) and Tuscarora (CDs “Simple Gifts” & “Tuscarora”) to the rhythmically and harmonically intense odd metered Sirocco 7/4 (CD “Solitude” and DVD “Live at Minnesota Connection”), Coming Late to Rachmaninoff 11/4 (CD “Solitude”), and Tango para Maria Luiza 9/4 (CD “My Favorite Things”).
He also has composed pieces for the SpecAbilities Project, formerly Fingersteps, based on melody fragments from kids with special abilities and disabilities, including his daughter Rosie. Pieces include A Rose for Two 5/4 (CDs "Solitude" and “My Favorite Things”), Elie's Theme (CD "Simple Gifts"), Solitude 7/4 (CD "Solitude"), and Waltz for Christian 3/4 (CD "Solitude").
For All Originals, LMQ will perform Funkability 7/4 (another SpecAbilities piece), and premier Blue Dolphin 7/4 (a 7 bar blues based on a fragment of Dolphin Dance), Thrice As 3/4 (jazz fusion melody and chords based on thirds), and Twelfth Tri 12/4 (12 tone row with bars divided into 7/4 and 5/4), as well as a sample of previously performed compositions.
Bassist Greg Stinson is an active composer and arranger with jazz charts in the books of the CC Septet, Hortz Quintet, Nova Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, and others, including A Dream of Hungarian Lanterns, A Fragment of Tomorrow, Expedition, Friendly Stranger, I Care Too Much, Ruya’s Dream, She’s Big in Egypt, Slopin’, The Penny Gospel, and What We Don’t Need. He has also written a number of choral arrangements and compositions for school and church groups. LMQ also will perform a sample of Greg’s compositions.
Larry McDonough Quartet
Larry McDonough, piano and vocals
Richard Terrill, saxes
Greg Stinson, bass
Dean White, drums
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