Whoa!!……..Double whoa!!!……..And, whoa again to the immensity of color, feeling, panache, & just overall utter jazz craft contained in the talent(s) of Orlando, Fla. based reedman Alain Bradette. Alain is a transplant from another great jazz oriented musical town……Montreal Canada. To the enormity of his artistry, I say an enthusiastic……...Oui, Oui!! Alain plies his wares like a gifted polymath…….And, in particular his lyrical sax jazz voice is firmly based in the classic bebop tradition. He represents an uncommon classical crossover style as he improvises for our instruction. His gentle, pleasing, and almost meditative music contains a mettle that is definitely worth seeking out.
George W. Carroll,
Perhaps a benefit of sticking to a middle-of-the-road approach is the
evenness that marks State of Mind. Mr. Bradette's approach on both tenor and
soprano is consistent while his compositions manage to display myriad
influencesófrom third stream, to post-bopówithout making jarring
transitions. The album displays a synthesis of a variety of modern jazz
influences which result in an album that manages to be well-polished,
pretty, and unobjectionable to both casual listeners and jazz connoisseurs,
without the spectacular failures or successes that result from taking big
"A highly accomplished musician and composer."
Great American Song Contest 2002