(piano, synthesizers, Indian bowed-string instruments)
Doug McKeehan started his piano studies at age five, and began his first professional work at the age of twelve. He studied music at the Oberlin Conservatory, Kent State University, and the University of Otago (New Zealand). He has toured Europe twice and spent considerable time in India studying with notable Indian music teachers such as Pandit Ram Narayan, Ustad Kursheed Khan and Pandit A.G. Bhattacharya. He has composed original music for stage and T.V. productions in San Francisco and Los Angeles and has been musical director of two original musical comedy productions. He co-founded Air Craft with violinist Bruce Bowers, which released a highly acclaimed new age/jazz album, So Near, So Far (Catero CAT-019). He is a first call jazz pianist in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Featured Sound Files
Ladakh (Doug McKeehan. 4:22). iTunes. Drawn from the folk music tradition of Ladakh, a remote mountainous region of Western Tibet. From Asian Fusion (Narada Equinox ND-63023) CD- $24.98 (out of print: collectable signed reconditioned copy): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.
Socha Socha (Khan/Montfort. 10:34) iTunes. Indian raga with full instrumentation. Hifi example is an excerpt from the introductory alap. Full download features the whole lush composition with full band. From Planet Passion. (Ancient-Future.Com AF-2010). CD, $17.98: Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.
With Ancient Future:
- Planet Passion. (Ancient-Future.Com AF-2010)
- Asian Fusion (Narada Equinox ND-63023)
- World Without Walls (Sona Gaia/MCA 163):
- Dreamchaser (Sona Gaia/MCA 154)
- Quiet Fire (Narada/MCA 1012)
With Air Craft:
- So Near, So Far (Catero CAT-019)