MI2N
Music Industry News Network
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Music Releases (more headlines) 02-16-2011

'The Wizard Of Oz' Lives Again In New CD From Saxophonist Peter MacDonough

Bookmark and Share
Website: http://petermacdonough.com
(Sydney, Australia) – “The Wizard of Oz” lives again. No, Dorothy Gale won’t be running around in her ruby slippers anytime soon, but saxophonist Peter MacDonough breathes life into L. Frank Baum’s creations through his own kind of wizardry, that of music.

On MacDonough’s latest album, “The Woo: A Latin Jazz Suite for Soprano Saxophone,” music from the 1939 classic film adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz” is colorfully reimagined. By adding Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian textures, MacDonough takes songs that while timeless are still products of a distant era and awakens them to the 21st century.

“The Wizard of Oz” isn’t in Kansas anymore. Instead, just as the title of MacDonough’s CD suggests, he is somewhere tropical. “Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are (Part II),” for example, is invigorated by jumpy percussion that reflects the spicy, sun-soaked good vibrations of Latin music. “We’re Off to See the Wizard” is injected with an electrifying charge as rambunctious piano and MacDonough’s sassy saxophone lead the march. Through it all MacDonough’s saxophone playing is the thread that ties the tunes together. His sax conveys numerous moods, from the quiet reflection of “Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are (Part I)” to the infectious giddiness of “Optimistic Voices.” No moment is wasted, and each track is masterfully crafted.

MacDonough has been recording albums since 1991, when he released his debut, “Café Bozart,” dedicated to one of his major influences, Spyro Gyra saxophonist Jay Beckenstein. Throughout the ‘90s MacDonough recorded and performed throughout the U.S., Australia, and Italy and released a number of albums with his band Dorian Blue.

After studying Latin jazz and doing session work in San Francisco starting in the late ‘90s, MacDonough returned to Sydney, Australia in 2007. “The Woo: A Latin Jazz Suite for Soprano Saxophone” has been receiving regular airplay on radio stations throughout America. - Robert Sutton

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Talented Hip-hop Act, Jon Clawd, Announces The Release Of His First Body Of Works Titled "Fried Fish And Moonshine"

New EP Release From Jazzy Sky - 'Breakfast'

Esoteric Recordings To Release BE-BOP DELUXE "SUNBURST FINISH" 3CD/1DVD Limited Edition Deluxe Boxed Set - November 23, 2018

Cinq Music Partners With Rock Group TRAPT, Drops New Single

Worship Artist XAVIER JOLLIFF Inks Management Deal With The Management Agency (TMA)

The International Radio Festival Announce Final Line Up Of Radio Stations

Critically-Acclaimed Instrumental Rock Guitarist Mike Dekleva Releases His Second Four Song Instrumental Rock Music EP, "Psychedelia," On Friday, November 9, 2018



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» indieOn Connects Music To The Blockchain And Creates Better Experiences For Artists And Music Fans
» Roland Announces SRX KEYBOARDS Software Synthesizer For Roland Cloud
» Riptide Music Group And Armada Music Partner Up For Sync Representation In The US
» Set Before Us Reveal New Avalanche Music Video
» IRYNE ROCK RELEASES ‘YOU ARE MY SHEPHERD’ TO CHRISTIAN RADIO
» WORD UP! International Award Winning Songwriter Turns Her Pen To Inspirational Gospel Music While Retiring To The Superstars!
» OC’s The Shakes Featured On StacksFX Blog
» IES 18 Explodes With WARPED Kevin Lyman’s 1st Appearance After 24 Year Run
» Rick Vines Debut Release "So Happy!"
» STYX’S ROCK TO THE RESCUE EXTENDS A HAND TO VICTIMS OF DEVASTATING CARR FIRE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WITH DONATION TO THE SHASTA REGIONAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Live Nation Electronic Asia Inks Deal With Budweiser For Creamfields Festivals
» Andy Ma Appointed Warner Music China CEO
» IndieOn Connects Music To The Blockchain
» The 2018 MIDEM Silk Road International Music Alliance Signing
» Screen Music Connect To Explore The Music Of Film, Television And Interactive Media
» Fred Casimir To Develop BMG's Global Recordings Business
» 13 Music Label Sold To MTN
» CISAC 2018 Annual Report
» MusicDish Announces A Love Electric 2018 China Tour
» Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records
» Avant-Garde Label Maybe Noise Launches In Beijing
» Award-Winning Lithuanian Rock Band Colours Of Bubbles "She Is The Darkness" 2018 China Tour

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.