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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Andrew Kushnir: Influences

Read "Influences" reviewed by Don Phipps

Judging from the album cover, a coffee-filled cup on a drum, one might anticipate that drummer Andrew Kushnir's debut album, Influences, would be a hard charging affair. And Kushnir and his trio (Ryan Slatko on piano and Rick Rosato on bass) do not disappoint. The trio offers up some head-bobbing jazz at its finest.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alain Bradette: State of Mind

Read "State of Mind" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Contemporary: here today; now. However, in today's speed-of-light-is-too-slow world, that word is reminiscent of quantum physicists who, when viewing particles at subatomic levels, see activity that has already taken place. Ephemeral. Passé. Bland in essence, it has immediate and short-lived appeal. Such is the state sometimes with music categorized as “contemporary."

While one ...