Mirror of the Mind
* Death Defying Records. (2013 release)
recorded: November, 2012 at PBS Studios, Westwood, MA
2014 Juno Nominee for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year
Earl MacDonald, re:Visions - Works for Jazz Orchestra
* Death Defying Records. (2010 release)
recorded: November, 2008 at Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ.
2011 Juno Nominee for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year
the Earl MacDonald 6, Echoes In The Night
* SeaBreeze Records. (2004 release)
features: Dick Oatts (as), Joe Magnarelli (trpt), Steve Davis (tbn), Dave Santoro (b), Tom Melito (dr).
Maynard Ferguson, Live From the King Cat Theatre in Seattle. DVD.
+ Paradise Media Partners. (2004 release)
recorded: October 2, 1998
features: Adolfo Acosta, Carl Fischer, Frank Abrahamson, Mike Dubaniewicz, Jeff Rupert, Mike Bravin, Earl MacDonald, Paul Thompson and David Throckmorton.
(Earl fondly remembers this as his second gig with the Maynard Ferguson band.)
UConn Jazz, featuring Earl MacDonald with special guest Jerry Bergonzi
*^SeaBreeze Vista Records:SBV-4550 (2002 release)
recorded: April 2002.
Michael Feinstein with the Maynard Ferguson Big Band, Big City Rhythms
+Concord Records, Inc.: CCD-4869-2 (1999 release)
recorded: August 1999 at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Jim Brenan, Jim Brenan
#independent release:3BCD-01 (1998 release)
Earl MacDonald, Schroeder’s Tantrum
* Radioland: RACD 10008 (1997 release)
features: Ralph Bowen (ts), Kevin Dean (trpt), Mike Downes (b), Ted Warren (dr).
recorded: June 1996.
Kenny Barron, Wanton Spirit
# Verve 522 364-2. (1994 release)
Kenny Barron (piano), Charlie Haden (bass) and Roy Haynes (drums).
Earl MacDonald composed the title track, “Wanton Spirit”.
recorded: February 1994.
• nominated for a Grammy award.
* appears as performer, composer, arranger
+ appears as performer
# appears as composer, arranger
^ appears as director and / or conductor