Dave McDonnell Group

 “McDonnell is playing with more confidence and melodic generosity than ever…snaking postbop tunes streamline ideas from African funk and postrock…His writing combines corkscrewing lines and rhythmic ferocity…” — Peter Margasak ,Chicago Reader

“The music on this album really swings…it is well worth the listen as there is a lot on offer here to enjoy.” — Chris Haines, Free Jazz Blog


“…David McDonnell’s alto sax can have a loose and outside sensibility, a bit like some of Steve Coleman’s work.”—  Phillip McNally, Cadence Magazine

“…all-for-one sextet from Chicago scrambling aspects of postbop jazz, minimalism, rock dissonance and West African rhythms.” — New York Times

“… think of Charles Mingus, if he lived in the 21st Century.”— Patrick Jarenwattananon on NPR’s All Things Considered

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