Earl MacDonald

Consecrated (Outside in Music)

Earl MacDonald’s seemingly inexhaustible commitment to the jazz art form is apparent in his performing, composing and teaching. The former musical director and pianist for Maynard Ferguson serves as the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Connecticut and teaches annually at UMass Amherst’s Jazz in July program The Winnipeg native earned a bachelor of music degree in jazz performance at McGill University and a Master’s degree at Rutgers, where he apprenticed with Kenny Barron A recipient of the Sammy Nestico Award for outstanding big band arranging, MacDonald has released seven albums as a bandleader.

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Earl MacDonald – piano, arrangements
Karly Epp – vocals
Kris Allen – soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones
David Smith – trumpet and flugelhorn
Karl Kohut – string bass
Rogerio Boccato – drums
Alex Gertner – French horn (track 5)
Sean Nelson – bass trombone (tracks 5 and 8)

Produced by Earl MacDonald
Recorded and Mixed by Peter Kontrimas at PBS Studios, Westwood, MA
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, Edgewater, NJ
Package Design: Lukas Frei, Zürich, Switzerland
Recorded on Feb. 19 and 20, 2020

Track Listing

  1. 1. Be Still, My Soul
  2. 2. O God of Love, Grant Us Your Peace
  3. 3. Sweet Hour of Prayer
  4. 4. Holy, Holy, Holy
  5. 5. By Our Love
  6. 6. Be Still
  7. 7. Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated
  8. 8. The Love of God
  9. 9. Be Thou My Vision
  10. 10. In His Holy Temple

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