“McDonough’s piano stylings are intimate and innovative.” – Jazz Review

A special evening-long celebration of Bill Evans!

  • First set will feature Larry McDonough & Joel Shapira playing selections from their new CD, Intermodulating Undercurrents Live at the Kos: The Music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall
  • Second set the Larry McDonough Quintet will perform music from their album Kind of Bill on the Palace Grounds, Marking 40 Years since the Death of Bill Evans
  • Intermission: Airing of a portion of the acclaimed film “Bill Evans Time Remembered.”

Intermodulating Undercurrents Live at the Kos: The Music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall is a new live recording celebrating the music of pianist Bill Evans and guitarist Jim HallLarry McDonough and Joel Shapira performed the show during the pandemic to an outside socially distanced audience on October 3, 2021, on the patio of the Kos in Minneapolis, hosted by owners Kathy Kosnoff and Lyonel Norris.

In 1962, pianist Bill Evans and guitarist Jim Hall met to record the first of two of the most influential jazz recordings. Piano and guitar duos are rare, as their similarities can make it difficult for the musicians to stay out of each other’s way, but Evans and Hall made their similarities their strength. Both had used space as a key element in their music, moving away from the unrelenting intensity of bebop. Four years later, Evans and Hall recorded the second and last of their duo albums, “Intermodulation.”

Pianist Larry McDonough and guitarist Joel Shapira interpret pieces from both recordings, along with a second set of pieces that Evans and Hall wrote but performed separately, along with originals in the spirit of Evans and Hall.

Larry McDonough is a St. Paul jazz pianist and singer, performing around the world and recording with his group the Larry McDonough Quartet. He has performed with Benny Golson, Fred Wesley, Duane Eubanks, and a who’s who of Minnesota jazz artists.

Guitarist Joel Shapira is a nationally acclaimed musician also residing in St. Paul. He’s a leader and member of multiple top Twin Cities jazz ensembles, as well as a master of the demanding discipline of solo guitar.

LEARN MORE: http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/


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