"THE MESS WE MADE" DELUXE
"From the vivid and symbol-covered CD art, to the name he chose for the CD, to the lyrics that line each one of his songs, Doncker sends a deep message and serious vibe. He shares his unshakable political views on modern America and all of its issues, all wrapped up in a racially charged epic sequence that will keep you thinking about this CD long after you’ve listened to the last track."
"The album is filled with funk and soul vibes that would drive any Sly Stone fan into tears of joy, hooks that will get stuck in your head for days, and manages to capture nuances of past and present music in just eight tracks."
"Doncker's [Big Apple Blues] is impressive with its songwriting and playing. Komunyakaa's lyrics are a huge draw..; the award winning poet's meditations, stories and discussions lend the music an unprecedented level of depth. Definitely a record worth checking out for fans of rock and blues guitar."
ALL ABOUT JAZZ
“Big Apple Blues [is] an enormous record. There is a weight and grandness to it that carries a kind of grace or gravitas..It’s a love letter opus to a metropolis knowingly penned by a resident poet and a talented bluesman...the record moves, dealing in blues, jazz, rock and roll, and world flavors, a kind of “global soul” music for the masses. It’s classic. It’s immediate. It’s timeless.”