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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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