Born: February 20, 1962 Primary Instrument: Piano
Curtis Stuart Dalton Macdonald (born Febuary 20, 1962) is a new age, jazz and contemporary instrumental keyboardist, composer, arranger and producer.
During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Curtis Macdonald played a major role in turning contemporary instrumental and new age more mainstream. Beginning by exploring the Drum & Bass genre with the compositions Mulholland and Blue Diamond under the moniker spackle, Curtis began creating electronica influenced arrangements with the acoustic piano as the main melody and solo voice.
When he was signed by the independent music label Eversound in 2002 as Curtis Macdonald, his signature style of radio friendly smooth new age, with it’s pulsing grooves, transparent electronica, wordless vocals, memorable melodies and smooth jazz influenced improvise piano solos solidified into a sound appreciated all over the world. For his second Eversound album release, Everlasting, Curtis Macdonald received Grammy consideration for Best New Age Record as well as placing in the New Age Reporter Top 100 Recordings of 2007. His song Hope and Faith was a top 10 hit on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Spa 73 for a straight 20 weeks....
Manhattan (CMMP, 2011) - Ambient Cool/Nu-Jazz
The Wishing Well (CMMP, 2010) - Ambient New Age/World Beat
With Every Intimate Breath (CMMP, 2010) - Contemporary Smooth Jazz
A Whisper to Remember (CMMP, 2009) - Ambient New Age/Spa
Hard Rains Often Fall (CMMP, 2008) – Contemporary Instrumental/Instrumental Pop
Cheshire Moon (CMMP, 2007) – Contemporary Cool Jazz
Anything & Everything (CMMP, 2006) – Contemporary Smooth Jazz
Home On The Horizon (CMMP, 2006) – Contemporary Instrumental/Instrumental Pop
Everlasting (EverSound, 2006) – Contemporary Instrumental/Instrumental Pop/New Age
Falling Into Midnight (CMMP, 2005) – Contemporary Instrumental/Instrumental Pop/New Age
Dreamliner (CMMP, 2004) – Contemporary Instrumental/Instrumental Pop/New Age
Gold Coast (CMMP, 2003) – Smooth Jazz/Contemporary Instrumental/Instrumental Pop
Grandcascade (CMMP, 2003) – Smooth Jazz/Contemporary Instrumental/Instrumental Pop
Shadow Crossing (EverSound, 2002) – Contemporary Instrumental/New Age
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