Toss out your preconceptions about the banjo because you've not heard the instrument shine in it's proper light until you've heard what this Belgian-born Montrealer has done with it on his second self-named release. Genius comes to mind. Progressive doesn't quite cut it. He clearly takes a page from the versatile lead of players like Béla Fleck. Citing Gershwin, Erik Satie and Django Reinhardt as influences, it's a little surprise that, Like Fleck, Donis is a supreme genre-blender. In the context of a quartet, he twists and turns through elements of jazz and folk, adding a classical air to each carefully considered composition. Donis delivers on an instrumental masterpiece that is as jaw-dropping as it is unforgettable. Entitled 'Tree Talk', because trees, like instrumentals, tell stories without words, this release speaks volumes Review by Eric Thom, Penguin Eggs magazine.