Group / Quartet
Glyn MacDonald Group
The Glyn MacDonald Group have performanced at the Beijing International Jazz Festival (2011) to sell out audiences and standing ovations. They have also recorded a DVD with the audio recorded live by ABC Jazz. The DVD is available on the website.
The musicians have collectively performed all over the world including Vancouver, Rome, Japan, China, the USA and around Australia.
The group consisting of Karl Florisson (bass), Michael Perkins (drums) and Glyn MacDonald (piano) and Matthew Styles (Saxophones) draws influence from diverse ends of the musical spectrum. From classical through to Latin, and coupled with a knack for infectious toe-tappin’ swing, their collective works rest comfortably on a bed of groove-oriented originality.
“Glyn serves it up. He isn’t into just playing chords and devices but rather describing things with music, describing specific feelings or abstract concepts. He has a vision and his music will take you there if you allow it.”
New York pianist, Blue Note recording Artist, pianist for Gary Bartz
“An impressive young pianist who explores the musical possibilities with an enquiring mind and virtuosic skill. Watch this space…! “
Jazz Program Producer, Perth International Arts Festival
“MacDonald plays with style and restraint. The three men bounce ideas off each other with practised ease. MacDonald also impresses as a composer. His melodies refuse to follow predictable routes, and his harmonies twist away from sugariness.”
Peter J Casey
Canberra Times (Jazz Reviewer)
“An appealing piano voice and a promising approach. Keep making the good music”
ECM recording artist
“Bound by the clutches of beauty, these original pieces demand an inviting as opposed to confronting improvisational approach. Rhythm plays a major role…MacDonald employs a soft elegant touch. [The] feeling of intense spontaneity comes in the tracks recorded live in Perth”
ABC Limelight Magazine