Press pack



“Young bassist of the moment”
– Selwyn Harris

“Phil Donkin is an agile and creative bassist”
– All About Jazz


“Bassist Phil Donkin played immaculately, as ever.”
– John Fordham



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Album ‘The Gate’

“To my ears, Phil Donkin does it all, He propels The Gate relentlessly/effortlessly with his melodic, interactive, driving basswork (Macon Groove is evidence enough). Not to mention the fine writing, his keen ear for detail and an eye fixed on the big picture, and larger vistas just ahead.”

– Drew Gress
“I have had the pleasure of playing with Phil Donkin on quite a few gigs around NYC, but it was not until I heard this record that I knew what a formidable writer and bandleader he was. Great spirit and playing from everyone on this fantastic release.”

– Ben Monder