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by Donald Rubinstein

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“Standout songs, beautiful tunes…devoid of transitory trendiness.” Los Angeles Times

“The quality and grace with which Donald Rubinstein fuses classical, traditional, medieval, folk, jazz fusion and rock is flawless…His music is superb.” Music 4 Film

“A composer and songwriter of stellar proportions.” John Densmore (The Doors)

"A poet. Rubinstein's singing voice reminds me of a tired, more world-weary Bruce Springsteen. In the singer/songwriter vein, I’d rather hear Rubinstein than any of the more popular artists.” Cadence Magazine

"Like all great artists, Donald Rubinstein creates because he has to; probing his soul and his psyche with originality, beauty, humor, pathos, lyricism, energy and an abundance of love...opening windows to an aesthetic that is both accessible and unique. His work is truly inspiring, whether it be classical, jazz, folk or rock composition, poetry, painting, drawing, whimsical computer generated figures, live performance, or a combination of any of the aforementioned art forms...with great respect and a deep appreciation for his genius." Ed Harris, Actor/Director

"Blessed with a splendid singing voice, Donald Rubinstein is a remarkable talent who can be both very humorous, and deeply moving, coming from the corner of things" Heaven Magazine

“Donald Rubinstein is a man who creates in a hermitage of thought and feelings filled with crystalline structure and form, buried treasures, ancient memories-ultimately an incredible archeology and encyclopedia of musical forms that invite us into his own Emerald City.” Ric Lum Trend Magazine

"With only the quiet power of Bill Frisell’s guitar providing a backdrop, Donald Rubinstein has created an awesome display of the hold that music can have. “Time Again” is able to be majestic and deeply personal, displaying a solitary reflection that embraces humanity." Gajoob Magazine

“Songwriting genius Donald Rubinstein ...Incredibly creative stuff. His music amazes me.” Derek Sivers, Founder CD Baby

“Rubinstein’s music fascinates and captures our imagination. His songs are haunting in text and blend jazz, blues, folk and soul in their rendering. The sad, sultry, slightly raspy voice has the quality of a man worn down, The sounds and images linger long after.” Dramalogue

“I’m here to testify that Donald Rubinstein’s newest release is a musical revelation. This imaginative work displays both innovation and guts, as well as Rubinstein’s highly developed skills for mood inducing orchestral pieces, and jazz…I am a firm believer.” Mic Line

“Donald Rubinstein’s tunes are instantly iconic.” Seattle Weekly

“A wildly diverse and exceptional beautiful album. Rubinstein’s musical pallet is vivid and varied…From midnight blues to exquisite orchestral pieces that dance between light and shadow…This is dream music where tender songs drift into dark musical landscapes and then back into morning light…full of wonder.” Gajoob Magazine

“Singer/songwriter, pianist, jazz experimentalist, soundtrack composer, beat-style poet — Donald Rubinstein has somehow juggled all those hats over the lengthy span of his creative career.” All Music Guide