Tangent

Bruce MacLeod

The San Francisco Bay Area Jazz quartet, led by composer-guitarist Bruce MacLeod, perform a set of original compositions that showcase modern harmonic complexity and ingenious improvisation.

The Bruce MacLeod Quartet is: Bruce Macleod (guitar), Ken Cook (piano), Doug Miller (acoustic bass), and Jimmy Hobson (drums).

"Tangent" is a continuation of the quartet recording sessions begun in 2012 at Marin West Studios. The first sessions culminated the album "Early Work". The Tangent recordings are more recent. They're comprised of some early compositions, and some new, less structured open free-jazz playing. "Tangent" is a combination of tight arrangements and free-jazz counterpoint. - Bruce MacLeod 2016

Produced for Watchful Eye by Bruce MacLeod. "Tangent" was recorded at Marin West Studios in 2013-2014, and was edited, mixed, and mastered by Bruce MacLeod, Jimmy Hobson, and Kevin MacLeod. Cover painting: Bruce MacLeod. Tangent is available from iTunes.

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Early Work

Bruce MacLeod Quartet

The San Francisco Bay Area Jazz quartet, led by composer-guitarist Bruce MacLeod, perform a set of original compositions that showcase modern harmonic complexity and ingenious improvisation.

The Bruce MacLeod Quartet is: Bruce Macleod (guitar), Ken Cook (piano), Doug Miller (bass), and Jimmy Hobson (drums).

"Early Work" consists of instrumental Jazz pieces I composed during the late 1980’s. I have performed them live, and recorded them in a variety of settings over the years. I’m pleased to present the tunes again, reimagined, and performed by a new band of top-flight Jazz musicians. I wanted to put my favorite early compositions in one place, and revisit them in a more modern context. The arraignments are new, and written for this band.

Fond Regrets was composed in 2013, (around the time of the recording sessions), as a coda to my earlier pieces. Darkness was composed by Mark Anderman, and is included here because I love the tune, and have been playing it for years with Mark. An earlier version is featured on our guitar duo album "Double Vision".

"Early Work" was recorded at Marin West Studios in 2013, and was edited and mixed by Bruce MacLeod and Jimmy Hobson. Early Work was mastered by Joe Tarantino at Fantasy Records. Early Work is available from iTunes, and cdbaby.com.

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Parade

Bruce MacLeod

Bruce MacLeod (Guitar), Joe Heinemann (Keyboards), Jimmy Hobson (Drums), Victor Little (Bass).

Bluesy, deep groove New Orleans Jazz rhythms, and virtuoso improvisation, featuring eight original compositions by guitarist Bruce Macleod and one piece by keyboardist Joe Heinemann.

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