Earl’s albums are listed below. Links are provided where the music can dowloaded, streamed or purchased. Supplemental information and articles are also given.

ConsecratedConsecrated, an album of jazz hymn arrangements by pianist Earl MacDonald.

Out Now!

Released September 24th, 2021, on Outside in Music

Consecrated is an album of traditional Christian hymns, presented in a fresh, contemporary jazz style, to accentuate the rich poetry and to bring out subtle nuances that may have otherwise been overlooked.



Open Borders

2019 Independent Music Awards winner – Jazz Producer of the Year

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Mirror of the Mind


2014 Juno Nominee for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year

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re:Visions – Works for Jazz Orchestra


2011 Juno Nominee for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year

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Echoes In The Night


* SeaBreeze Records, 2004
features: Dick Oatts (a), Joe Magnarelli (trpt), Steve Davis (tbn), Dave Santoro (b), Tom Melito (dr).

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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 & Jerry Bergonzi

uconn jazz

*^SeaBreeze Vista Records:SBV-4550
(2002 release)
recorded: April 2002.

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Michael Feinstein: Big City Rhythms

with the Maynard Ferguson Big Band

+Concord Records, Inc.: CCD-4869-2
(1999 release)
recorded: August 1999 at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA.

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Schroeder’s Tantrum

* Radioland: RACD 10008 (1997 release)
features: Ralph Bowen (ts), Kevin Dean (trpt), Mike Downes (b), Ted Warren (dr).
recorded: June 1996.

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 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

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