"Minnesota's answer to Dave Brubeck: Larry McDonough. Great jazz piano."
Chris Casey, Duluth News Tribune: "Small Steps has been played in the
Twin Cities on KBEM-FM 88.5 and KNOW-FM 91.1 as well as on jazz stations around the country. The album displays McDonough's unique style of playing solos in the bass section of the keyboard. He incorporates left- and right-handed bass solos, in addition to treble solos, in each piece. He also mixes in pop standards, with dramatically changed melodies, such as Eric Clapton's Layla' and the Beatles' Good Day Sunshine.'"
Patty Peterson, The Goodnight Club, WCCO-AM 8.30 Radio, Minneapolis:
"Great music. Cool arrangement [of Linus and Lucy]. An incredible pianist. [Small Steps is] really beautiful."
Mike Raymond, WTIP-FM, Grand Marais North Shore Public Radio:
"I have been listening to it a lot ... and every time I listen I find more things that are interesting intriguing little treats and tidbits in there, especially [McDonough's] quotes, [his] use of other tunes or samples of Beatles' tunes ... and TV theme songs and things in there I find quite fun."
Black Bear Crossings, Maaka De Maakwa Azha Wiskaad, St. Paul, MN:
"Order a mint hot chocolate with a delightful dab of whipped cream. Then pull up a chair and catch the groove of jazz pianist, Larry McDonough. From Chick Corea, Miles Davis, john Lennon, and Eric Clapton to original compositions. This guy can play some mean keyboard."