McDonnell, Dave - The Dragon And The Griffin

SKU New Atlantis-CD-004
Folks who actually pay attention to what I write here will have noticed my great love for the group Herculaneum. That band is led by drummer Dylan Ryan, who also composes for the band, but half of the tunes are composed by their alto saxist, Dave McDonnell.

Dave is a little known, under appreciated talent. He's a fine player but he's a killer composer, which gives this album an edge and makes it more than 'just' a jazz release. Recommended.

"New Atlantis Records is thrilled to announce the dragon and the griffin, the debut recording from the Dave McDonnell Group. Although he is well documented as a sideman, this recording marks the saxophonist’s stirring first outing as a leader. This set of lyrical, polyrhythmic compositions is realized by a heavy cast of players, including New York-based guitarist Chris Welcome and the powerhouse rhythm team of bassist Joshua Abrams and drummer Frank Rosaly. A veteran of Chicago’s thriving creative jazz underground, McDonnell is perhaps best known as a founding member of longstanding scene mainstay Herculaneum, a critically-acclaimed unit with five recordings via CleanFeed and 482 Music. His compositions for the group have been performed at the New York Winter Jazz Fest, and featured on NPR’s All Things Considered."
  • LabelNew Atlantis
  • UPC616892192947
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