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"The Big Birdie" Charlie Parker: The Source

I studied Bird by listening to his playing, and reading books about him. Charlie Parker is the most important musician of the last 80 years, he changed music across the musical spectrum. Rhythm & Blues came from jazz, and the…

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How Do Ya Practice Jazz? Or Music?

I was doing a Zoom lesson with a student about playing over There Will Never Be Another You. I was teaching the idea of playing a simple phrase, then running the Licks he had been shedding. Simple. Then Practice. Simple…

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Review of the Buffet Senzo Alto Saxophone

I had the privilege of going to the Buffet Showroom New York City, in 2015 and play testing the new alto, and taking it home for two weeks.   I really enjoyed this alto.  It has a dark sound, reminds me…

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Club Basie Japan

Basie!  There's a Jazz Club in Japan called Club Basie, Count Basie himself was there every year, and I visited the club while on tour with Basie there almost every year.  A jazz promoter, who got his nickname from The…

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Cannonball- Giants Who Visit

So much debate about who is best in jazz. It’s not a sport. But there are some Gifted ones who bring a message. They usually don’t stay long.  Armed with technique and substance, soul and swing, they say, “I can’t…

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Count Basie A Very Swingin' Christmas Review by Bill Brownlee

A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas! (Concord Records) 

Founded in Kansas City in 1935, the Count Basie Orchestra celebrates its 80th anniversary with the release of its first Christmas album. With delightful assists from guests including the Christmas mainstay Johnny Mathis…

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Tim Price blogging for D'Addario Woodwinds

This weeks blog features a player whom I respect highly- Marshall McDonald. This is a player who I would call a master artist who's woodwind and saxophone playing, history speak for themselves. Face it, the street cred Marshall has is…

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Pure Clarinet Sound JAZZBLUESNEWS

31.08. – Happy Birthday !!! Whether you heard him playing Lead alto during his 18 year tenure with The Count Basie Orchestra, or playing tenor saxophone with Paquito D’Rivera or baritone saxophone with Abdullah Ibrahim or clarinet solos with The…

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Interview in Kobe, Japan

Kobe Jazz People

神戸での素晴しいインタビュー。日本のファンが楽しんでくれます。

コピーだけでなく独創性を。 
もっとジャズを楽しもう。 

今回ご紹介するのはMarshall Mcdonald(マーシャル・マクドナルド)さん。あの世界的に有名なビッグバンド「カウントベイシー楽団」のリードアルトサックス奏者です。昨年の山野ビッグ・バンド・ジャズ・コンテストに出展したKOBEjazzブースに遊びに来てくださったことをきっかけに交流が始まり、このインタビューが実現しました。学生や若い人に伝えたいこと、日本のことなど、様々なことを伺いました。

 

Shows

ALL SHOWS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Previous events

Date Event Location
Marshall McDonald Jazz Trio Clement's Place Jazz, Newark, NJ 07102 Clement's Place Jazz, Newark, NJ 07102
Glenn Franke Big Band Suzy-Q Barbeque, South Orange, NJ 07079 Suzy-Q Barbeque, South Orange, NJ 07079
Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya Lyric Theatre Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library Benefit, Capetown, South Africa Lyric Theatre Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library Benefit, Capetown, South Africa
Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library Benefit Concert, Johannesburg, South Africa Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library Benefit Concert, Johannesburg, South Africa
Park Hyatt 52nd Floor Lounge Park Hyatt, Tokyo, Japan Park Hyatt, Tokyo, Japan
Marshall McDonald Jazz Project Momose Shokudo Restaurant, Tokyo, Japan Momose Shokudo Restaurant, Tokyo, Japan
Akio Sasajima Band with guest Marshall McDonald Otaru Kourakuen, Sapporo, Japan Otaru Kourakuen, Sapporo, Japan
Marshall McDonald with Akio Sasajima "Living Room" Opening Weekend! Living Room Jazz Club, Sapporo, Japan Living Room Jazz Club, Sapporo, Japan
Marshall McDonald with Akio Sasajima "Living Room" Opening Weekend! Living Room Jazz Club, Sapporo, Japan Living Room Jazz Club, Sapporo, Japan
Marshall McDonald with Akio Sasajima "Living Room" Opening Weekend! Living Room, Sapporo, Japan Living Room, Sapporo, Japan
Marshall McDonald "Kobe Jazz Cruise" Big Band Concerts, Featured Artist Kobe, Japan Kobe, Japan
Kobe Jazz Cruise-Featured Guest Artist Kobe Jazz Cruise, Kobe, Japan Kobe Jazz Cruise, Kobe, Japan
Marshall McDonald Jazz Quartet Kyoto Bonds Rosary, Kyoto, Japan Kyoto Bonds Rosary, Kyoto, Japan
Marshall McDonald Jazz Quartet Pochi Jazz Club Akashi, Kobe, Japan Pochi Jazz Club Akashi, Kobe, Japan
 —  — Darryl Clark Fusion Band Spiotta Park, South Orange, NJ 07079 Spiotta Park, South Orange, NJ 07079
 —  — Marshall McDonald Jazz Project Maureen's Jazz Cellar, Nyack, NY 10960 Maureen's Jazz Cellar, Nyack, NY 10960
Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya Keystone Korner Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21231 Keystone Korner Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21231
Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya Keystone Korner Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21231 Keystone Korner Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21231
Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya Keystone Korner Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21231 Keystone Korner Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21231
Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya Keystone Korner Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21231 Keystone Korner Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21231

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