"Larry McDonough is an original much in the tradition of Dave Brubeck, and McDonough's piano stylings are intimate and innovative. There is a touch of humor blended within the time signatures that adds to the charm and intricate playing McDonough shares with the audience.
These piano solos are a jazz listener's delight. Songs featured include: Crystal Silence,' Linus and Lucy,' a wonderful jazz work titled Small Steps' written by Larry McDonough, Good Day Sunshine,' Coreatown,' Nature Boy,' Layla,' and All Blues.' Each solo performance is flawless and enjoyable. Any person who purchases a copy of this CD will be receiving some great solo jazz piano creations. SMALL STEPS is entertaining.
SMALL STEPS is a welcome jazz solo collection in a field so often overcrowded with commercial jingles, for it reveals that a solo jazz collection for piano can still be created that is enjoyable as well as literate in scope. SMALL STEPS is entertaining, enjoyable, and literate. Who could ask for anything more from such a gifted jazz pianist as Larry McDonough! This fine pianist delivers, and he delivers well. McDonough is a topnotch jazz pianist. Purchase a copy of SMALL STEPS today, for you won't be disappointed. Excellent jazz piano solos!"