‘a first-class jazz improviser’

‘Michael McQuaid should be a household name among traditional jazz fans. He’s one of the top reedmen of this generation, and a force behind many wonderful projects…’ (Joe Bebco, editor of the Syncopated Times, US)

‘…an acknowledged authority on this era of music…swinging…sensually lush‘ (Steve Robertson, broadcaster and jazz critic, Portland, US)

‘A fixture on the national jazz scene, he has also impressed overseas critics. So impressive, whether it’s the light sound of his Lester Young-inflected tenor or his fluid clarinet. A rare talent!’ (Kevin Jones, Australian jazz writer)

‘…one of those youthful heroes who can play a shopful of instruments…’ (Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives, New York, US)

‘…a first-class jazz improviser…’ (Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives, New York, US)