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  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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  • Kem Owens
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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Beatrice Richardson

Beatrice Richardson

Eventually, the time of action must come. When this happens, be a winner ! Don"t settle for mediocre results. Don"t try to stay even. Go for it all...
Over the years, John Coltrane and Harry Partch have become archetypes of the spiritual jazzman and the renegade avant-garde composer, respectively,...
Hal Galper, A jazz professional for more than forty years, Galper has performed and traveled with some of the greats, including Chet Baker, Cannonb...
Jazz is a music full of thrilling sounds. It can also span the full breadth of human emotion from exhilaration to profound sadness, from love to al...
The death of one saxophone player is a tragedy, the murder of several is a jazz session from hell. The author Bill Moody who is a professional jazz...
Paul Bley began on violin at the age of five, took up the piano at eight and gained his junior diploma at McGill conservatory at eleven. From 1950-...
Bob Gilmores Harry Partch is the definitive biography of a man who obscured large portions of his background and cultivated a reputation for being ...
Laurence Bergreens book on Louis Armstrong is most satisfying in terms of exposing Armstrong not just as a musician but as a human. Bergreen brings...
Seeing Jazz is an evocative experiment, a place to begin, not the last word. It is not an encyclopedic effort to gather all of the jazz paintings a...
But Beautiful is both ingenious and a brilliantly written book. Dyer sets the stage for each musician, we can decipher each note played by Theoloni...