Doug McKeehan

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(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 progressive jazz album, So Near, So Far (Crafted Air CA 30100). He is a first call jazz pianist in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Featured Sound Files

Ladakh (Doug McKeehan. 4:22). iTunes. >YTmusic. 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. >YTmusic. 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.

Featured Video

Capitol Records reissued Ancient Future's classic World Without Walls album to celebrate their reunion concerts. Shown: Freight and Salvage performance of Prelude by Matthew Montfort and Bookenka (The Adventurer) by Doug McKeehan. This live recording is now available in The Archive of Future Ancient Recordings.

Partial Discography

With Ancient Future:

With Air Craft: