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Ian McDonald

Ian McDonald
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Ian McDonald (born 25 June 1946) is an English multi-instrumental musician, best known as a founding member of progressive rock group King Crimson, formed in 1969, and of the hard rock band Foreigner in 1976. He is well known as a rock session musician, predominantly as a saxophonist. He also plays keyboards, flute, vibraphone, and guitar.
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King Crimson — The Elements - 2018 Tour Box King Crimson — The Elements - 2018 Tour Box
(Discipline KCTB18, 2018, 2CD)
John Wetton — The Studio Recordings Anthology, Volume 1 John Wetton — The Studio Recordings Anthology, Volume 1
(Primary Purpose PP004CD, 2015, 2CD)
Judy Dyble — Talking with Strangers Judy Dyble — Talking with Strangers
(Brilliant Music FXTR CD113, 2009, CD)
Jakko M. Jakszyk — The Bruised Romantic Glee Club Jakko M. Jakszyk — The Bruised Romantic Glee Club
(Innerhythmic ICNCD 2007, 2006, 2CD)
Wetton / Downes — Icon Wetton / Downes — Icon
(Epicon iCon-1-CD, 2005/2018, CD)
Steve Hackett — To Watch the Storms Steve Hackett — To Watch the Storms
(Inside Out Music IOMSECD 127, 2003, CD)
Steve Hackett — Darktown Steve Hackett — Darktown
(Camino CAMCD17, 1999, CD)
Ian McDonald — Drivers Eyes Ian McDonald — Drivers Eyes
(Camino CAMCD18, 1999, CD)
Steve Hackett — The Tokyo Tapes Steve Hackett — The Tokyo Tapes
(Camino CAMCD15, 1997, CD)
Steve Hackett — Genesis Revisited Steve Hackett — Genesis Revisited
(Reef Recordings SRECD 704, 1996, CD)
Phil Manzanera — Diamond Head Phil Manzanera — Diamond Head
(E.G. Records EGCD 19, 1975/1990, CD)
Fruupp — Modern Masquerades Fruupp — Modern Masquerades
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2105, 1975/2009, CD)
Fireballet — Night on Bald Mountain Fireballet — Night on Bald Mountain
(Flawed Gems GEM 89, 1975/2012, CD)
King Crimson — Red King Crimson — Red
(Discipline KCSP7, 1974/2009, CD+DVD)
Darryl Way's Wolf — Canis Lupus Darryl Way's Wolf — Canis Lupus
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2065, 1973/2008, CD)
T.Rex — Electric Warrior T.Rex — Electric Warrior
(Reprise 6466-2, 1971/2000, CD)
McDonald and Giles — McDonald and Giles McDonald and Giles — McDonald and Giles
(Virgin CDV2963, 1970/2002, CD)
King Crimson — Epitaph King Crimson — Epitaph
(Discipline DGM9607, 1969/1997, 2CD)
King Crimson — In the Court of the Crimson King King Crimson — In the Court of the Crimson King
(Discipline DGM5009, 1969/2009, 2CD)
Giles > Giles > Fripp — The Brondesbury Tapes Giles > Giles > Fripp — The Brondesbury Tapes
(Voiceprint VP235CD, 1968/2001, CD)

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2020-03-24
Bill Rieflin RIP – The sad news reaches us today of Bill Rieflin's death. Rieflin was best known as a drummer in bands ranging from post-punk to industrial to indie-rock to progressive rock, including work with The Blackouts, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Swans, Land, and King Crimson. Rieflin had been battling cancer for several years, and succumbed to it on March 24. He was 59. » Read more

2020-03-17
Cruise to the Edge and Seaprog 2020 Festivals Postponed – The worldwide outbreak of the novel coronavirus has started to produce casualties in the music world, and festivals are not immune. We've had word that both the Cruise to the Edge (originally slated for March 27 - April 1) and Seaprog (originally June 5-7) have been postponed to later dates, with those dates to be announced. » Read more

2020-03-06
McCoy Typer RIP – Word reaches us today of the passing of one of the most influential pianists in the history of jazz, McCoy Tyner. His tenure with John Coltrane in the early 60s includes some of the most treasured recordings of the era, including My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme. After leaving Coltrane's group, he had a long and successful solo career. He was 81. » Read more

2020-02-18
Jon Christensen RIP – Word reaches us today of the passing of Norwegian drummer Jon Christensen, a musician whose sensitive playing did much to help define the atmospheric sound of ECM jazz recordings. His work with Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson, Terje Rypdal, and many more was sensitive and varied, adapting to a wide variety of styles while maintaining a distinct identity of its own. Christensen was 76. » Read more

2020-01-21
Gong Announces UK Tour for 2020 – Having spent the last few years touring the world, including dates in Japan with psych legend Steve Hillage, multiple headline European tours and festivals, America’s Cruise to the Edge festival, a South America headline tour, and a headline performance at Tomorrow Festival in China, the band have won the hearts of both traditional and modern Gong fanbases. During this live journey, Gong has delved further into the truly psychedelic, exploratory, and mind-expanding side of the music. » Read more


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Bubu - Anabelas – This is an excellent album, featuring mature composition, great group playing, and a very nice sense of dynamics and texture. There is an intensity to this music which is controlled beautifully over...  (1994) » Read more

Arti e Mestieri - First Live in Japan – The modern incarnation of Arti e Mestieri has not seen much documentation on CD, so it is nice to see this release covering a recent concert in Japan. The two main components of the group are still...  (2008) » Read more

Richard Leo Johnson and Gregg Bendian - Who Knew Charlie Shoe? – Guitarist Richard Leo Johnson has again created a mythical context for the material on this latest disc, a story about a young boy who was transfixed by an old guitar-playing hobo at a church social...  (2008) » Read more

Giles > Giles > Fripp - The Brondesbury Tapes – The early exploits of Giles, Giles and Fripp have always been a footnote considering the impact of the first King Crimson album on unsuspecting English and US audiences. Their only album, The Cheerful...  (2002) » Read more

Amy X Neuburg & The Cello Chixtet - The Secret Language of Subways – Putting cellos and Amy X Neuburg’s amazing voice together seems like a great idea, and by the end of the opening track, “One Lie,” I was hooked. On it Neuburg lays bare the lyrics...  (2010) » Read more



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