DOUG MACDONALD DUO
TOLUCA LAKE JAZZ
“…one of the most exquisitely swinging jazz you’ll listen to in 2021”
“…cool, swinging…there is a joy to their playing, and a natural flow.”
This recording came about after Harv and I started rehearsing as a duo in North Hollywood. I had never done a duo CD before and I thought it would be a unique project. Just adjacent to North Hollywood is Toluca Lake, an area named for its private lake, with a rich, vibrant history of entertainment, particularly jazz. The Lakeside Golf Club, where many musicians performed regularly, was a destination for Old Hollywood for many years; Bob Hope (a Toluca Lake resident), Bing Crosby, and W.C. Fields were among the Club’s star-studded clientele. Artists from around the world came to perform in the area’s several jazz clubs, mostly gone now, all contributing to a wonderful tradition of live music. Here is our tribute to this mostly bygone era.
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