There's been quite a crop of new releases since the beginning of the year –– here are three more worth your attention.
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His fourth recording, "Occasionally" (self-released), features a stellar sextet composed of the alto saxophonist, drummer Allison Miller, bassist Tony Scherr, pianist Carmen Staaf, guitarist Tim Watson, and trumpeter Jason Palmer. Recorded last August in the midst of the pandemic, the brightness, originality, and joyful aspects of the music serves as a panacea to the stress of the lockdown. All nine songs have well-thought out melodies with harmonies and counterpoint galore. Plus, Donaher's arrangements are also top-notch.