“Harding is a self-effacing presence, leading from behind, but his supremely sensitive drumming is crucial to the success of the project, managing to swing hard and drive his soloists to greater and greater heights without ever overwhelming them with extraneous volume.”
(Eddie Myer, June 2019)

…imaginative drumming of Harding.”
… delicately brushed drums.” (Ian Mann, 2014)

 

… drummer Dan Israelsen impressively driving the ensemble.”  (John Fordham, 2012)

 

” impressive array of sounds with his cymbal scrapes and shimmers ….  
(Ian Mann)

 

Daniel Harding Israelsen’s final recital was an outstanding artistic achievement, demonstrating a wide range of improvising and accompanying skills. His playing displayed considerable sophistication and imagination, throughout what was an extremely engaging performance
(Martin Hathaway, 2013)

Review by John Fordham from a concert featuring John Surman:  http://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/jun/05/john-surman-john-warren-review