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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Brenton Plourde

Brenton Plourde

Rap and a tenor. With additional elements added by saxophonist Mars Williams, the Dizzy Gillespie track "BeBop Interlude" is a standout. This album opens with "Baghdad C…
Being confined within is not a bad thing to some. On the album self duo titled album, guitarist Nick Fryer and saxophonist Doug Stone, being confined within is a good th…
Pastellic Reflections also equal musical reflections. Bringing together acoustic guitar and classical guitars, Joe Battaglia and Terrence McManus have come toge…
Maybe it’s the alternator. Formed in Tokyo in 1995, TV Pow, Brent Gutzeit and Michael Hartman, with added Todd A. Carter in 1996, moved to Chicago to form an ambient, la…
The cover proclaims this is danceable hard jazz and well it is. Since the inception in 1999, Monsieur Dubois has been only in Europe, playing clubs with real instruments…
Assembling a smart tribute album is tough. Thoughtfully titled The Royal Dan these guitarists from the jazz to rock to blues have taken highlights from the Beck…
Hilario Duran has a great emotional attachment to this album. It is a return to Havana to see colleagues and old friends which comes off brilliantly on this new album en…
Angelyna Martinez’s 2005 debut album titled Labor of Love could be misleading. Martinez flows through her chosen songs with grace and poise that there could not…
With the same context as Norwegian folk songs, hymns and traditional music, Trio Askeladd has given a great album and a great example of how a trio can work. With a pian…
Recorded in January of 20004 in front of a live crowd in Germany, Robert Dick and Ursel Schlicht blend an excellent selection of piano and flute, original songs written …