One of the top performers in New Age music, Curtis Macdonald, is ready with a new album called Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is quite different from last year’s album, When Dreams Come True. This time around we get a more jazzy album, described as “modern noir, a dime-store detective novel saturated with the sounds of chill and downtempo.”
“All the compositions portray an attitude of contemplation and investigation, an essence of intrigue and individualism” says Curtis Macdonald of the nine track concept album. “I imagine a modern day environment with a faint cast of color interweaving with the black and white hues of a 1940’s film noir through the city streets of Los Angeles”. “I wanted to surround these environments with the sound that is heard at this moment in time interweaved with my jazz roots.”
Jazz is one of the staples of Macdonald’s musical background and “Los Angeles” is of a different nature then his Cool Jazz inspired ode to New York album “Manhattan”. “Riding the redline into town and walking the streets at various times in the day and night inspired the compositions” says Macdonald, “I reflect on the architecture and the people, from Pershing Square to the Hollywood Hills and west on Sunset Boulevard to the Pacific Ocean”
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