Curtis S.D. Macdonald (1962) Composer
A Cal Arts graduate, who after many years of exploring many popular instrumental genres, has found a love of transparency, lyricism and hyperkinetic rhythm to forge compositions to reflect, romanticize and remember. Passive and hypnotic sustains, filtered expressive pointillism combined with rhythmic grooves create the foundation for the memorable melodies and lyrical improvisations performed with a single voice acoustic piano. Imagine watercolors that sing with a soulful advantage.
Jump into life and take a ride with a really fresh collection of new Chill/Smooth Jazz from Curtis Macdonald. From the positive groove of the opener Open House followed by a hip turn of events with Traffic, I have to say Gold Coast is a CD that can always live in my IPOD. It continues with tune after tune of imaginative works by a composer known for his crafty radio friendly instrumentals. The soloing is as creative as the melodies, and after awhile you start singing along with the solo's! From the soulful neo-classical jazzy ballad Moonlight In Your Eyes to the bounce of Ocean Avenue, it's all good to go if your on the go or just taking in the day.