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by Donald Rubinstein


"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

"Blessed with a splendid singing voice, Donald Rubinstein is a remarkable talent who can be both very humorous and deeply moving." Heaven Magazine (Netherlands)“

“Donald Rubinstein works in the higher arts. He composes soundtracks with music ranging from contemporary experimental classical, to jazz, rock and Americana…This is not an easy album, but one which impresses deeply.” Alternative Country Magazine

“Donald Rubinstein has created an awesome display of the hold that music can have...I’ve had this playing over and over for many months and it changes with me, like the best expressions do. “Time Again” is able to be majestic and deeply personal, displaying a solitary reflection that embraces humanity....A treasure.                Gajoob Magazine 

“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

“Donald Rubinstein provides a cure for normalcy…a wild ride.” Jazziz Magazine

"Donald Rubinstein: Ultimately, an incredible archaeology and encyclopedia of musical forms that invite us into his own Emerald City...His music and art defy categorization.”               Trend Magazine

"The amazing thing is that he can see and hear your heart. He says things you’ve been wanting to say, and when he says them, they suddenly make sense..D Rules." George A. Romero, 

"Rubinstein’s voice was raw. He played piano beautifully...unusually eccentric things...He inspires you to do something that stirs within.”  KYPA, Los Angeles

“The music was composed and played by pianist Donald Rubinstein…minimal, sad, lovely, melancholy and touching.  Perfect for a moody flick.” New York Downtown Music Gallery

“His tunes are instantly iconic.” Seattle Weekly

“...the striking musical vision of composer Donald Rubinstein...distinguished by a singular “indie” voice- a cool, rebellious vibe developed long before that term was fashionable.”  “Donald Rubinstein’s Works of Art” by Daniel Schweiger

"Donald Rubinstein’s imaginative work displays both innovation and guts. In order to describe it better, I fear I would have to wax poetic about the visual imagery it inspires within my twisted imagination…I am a firm believer.” Mic Line

"I'd Rather Be a Wanderer"