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Doug MacDonald: Warm Valley

Guitarist Doug MacDonald offers a widely mixed book for his fifth album, from Cole Porter’s “Rosalie” and Harold Arlen’s “Over the Rainbow” to charts by Ellington, Coltrane and Monk. His style melds Wes Montgomery and Charlie Christian, charged by a classical brass aggregation of two trumpets, French horn, tuba, trombone and four-piece rhythm section that grooves to the final note.

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