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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 ...


Raul Midón: State of Mind

Read "State of Mind" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Fratelli e sorelle del soul, ascoltate: un nuovo messia è tra noi. Raul Midón, cieco dalla nascita, è giunto da Embudo (New Mexico), via Miami - New York, a cantarcele e suonarcele. Di santa ragione. Ha con sé una grande tristezza (madre scomparsa prematuramente e padre tangueros argentino girovago), ma anche tanta voglia di farsi spazio. Attributi di stima ...


Dave Ellis: State of Mind

Read "State of Mind" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

A severe gap exists between technical facility and profound expression. The jazz world has become flooded with technically adept performers, and whether they’ve come up from within the rigorous university system or the art institutes, they all display a studied command of their instruments, harmony, sight-reading, and composition. They’ve all been tested, certified, and approved; they’re ...