World of Slick Music
– Chris McDonald
Hi there folks and happy new slick year 2019!!
I hope you’ll had a great christmas and new year and i gotta fulfill my promise to be
way more active here…so better get started then!
The first artist of this year is i suppose pretty much unknown for the big mass. However within the music business i believe he’s a highly respected name.
Today’s artist is a Grammy nominated and Emmy winning trombonist, arranger, composer, conducter called Chris McDonald.
This guy has worked with a variety of artists like Patti Austin, Jennifer Holliday, Martina McBride, Amy Grant, Kirk Franklin, Michael W. Smith to name a few. He’s been in the business since late ’70s so i believe it’s fair to say he’s a real pro. According to his own webpage his first credit as a musician and arranger is from 1977. It was on a album called I am Determined by a christian artist Teddy Grover & Joy. Since he has been working on so many different albums, tv-commercials, film orchestrations it would like take forever to list them all lol! Therefore i suggest if you wanna know them all check out his own page proarranger.com
So what kind of music does he do when he records on his own?
He loves working a lot with big bands and has done christmas albums, old songs from the ’50s, classic gospel hymns. Basically this guy can do it all and after 40 years
in the business nothing else is to be expected.
What song have i choosed to iclude and what kind of style? Since one of his passions are big bands it’s no surprise i choosed a such song. The song is called Just Give Me All You Got from the album Crusin’ with a big band called The Drive Time Band from 2002. On this he did like the most of the work, composing, arranging, playing, producing.
You can find Christ on Facebook both as a private person and his fan page for
The Chris McDonald Jazz Orchestra.
So here comes Chris McDonald & The Drive Time Band with Just Give Me All You Got and as always enjoy your listening!!
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