LONG PARADE features Donald Rubinstein with collaborators Gordon Gottlieb, Bill Frisell, Peter Gordon and others. The music moves through folk-blues and avante garde jazz/classical assimmilations.
"Beautiful tunes...devoid of transitory tredndiness."
F. Katheleen Foley, LOS ANGELES TIMES.
Lovell Estell lll, LA Weekly
"Like. Man. It's like, Fingers, popping, and scattered, and like, hip, and cool, and beat. It's beat. You dig? The guitar and the other cats might be making their music independent of the WORDS, man, but like, it's the poetry that randomly drifts and grifts and chides and slides.
And you've never heard My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean sung with more feeling than Donald's own Bonnie God, that's sad. I thought I was sitting through Titanic again there for a minute.
However, my money is on the instrumentals of the cd like Blues For Betti. Improv or not, it's interesting, spontaneous jazz that experiments within free jazz confines (if that makes any sense).? Hollywood takes the blues feel and transforms it into words. Donald's world of vocalizing is the deep, lazy, rich sort. I can't tell if he's black or white, but the voice is colorblind."
review by Ben Omhart, Atn -Zone Magazine