Albums Earl produced or where he played a significant role as pianist or arranger are listed below. Links are provided where the music can dowloaded, streamed or purchased. Supplemental information and articles are also given.
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• Press Release [PDF version]
• Album Liner Notes
• Jazzifying Hymns
• Selecting Musicians
• Album Production
• Why Record Hymns?
• EPK – Electronic Press Kit (password protected)
2019 Independent Music Awards winner – Jazz Producer of the Year
Mirror of the Mind
2014 Juno Nominee for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year
re:Visions – Works for Jazz Orchestra
2011 Juno Nominee for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year
Echoes In The Night
* SeaBreeze Records, 2004
features: Dick Oatts (a), 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.
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.)
featuring Earl MacDonald & Jerry Bergonzi
*^SeaBreeze Vista Records:SBV-4550
recorded: April 2002.
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Michael Feinstein: Big City Rhythms
with the Maynard Ferguson Big Band
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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