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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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  • 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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  •  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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Breaking away from the traditional ‘live albums’ recorded in front of an audience, Marlon Saunders and his Mood Control into the studio and just let the tape run, select…
John Goldman’s second disc titled In Walked Pierre is like having an old friend appears at a social event, which you have not seen in ten years.Vocalist …
On the heels of their first album, Jazz, which received great reviews in major magazines all around the world, Hipnosis has released Carrousel. There i…
All scratches by DJ Vicious Lee. The self-titled album by Def Jazz invariably reads as an all-star joinathon - ‘lets ask Joey DeFrancesco is he would put some Hammond do…
Joe McBride describes his new band and disc by saying "The jazz here is influenced by the blues in Chicago as well as rich zydeco heritage of New Orleans. Then there’s t…
As one of the tracks suggests, this is "Lance’s Groove." The new album by Lance Ellis incorporates grooves along with subtle touches of soul by vocalists Yadonna and Dor…
Turbo charged flamenco rock. This is the sixth album by Turning Point which it may be their finest yet. Not only taking influences from Latin and flamenco sources, but b…
These are Modern Times for Marc Antoine. The list is long of great musicians Antoine has played with and all have helped Antoine grow as flamen…
Tim ‘Slim Man’ Camponeschi has a favorite thing. "My favorite thing is to play with this band as much as possible". Bona Fide’s debut album on Heads Up, a band that come…
Launched on the innovative Artistshare label in April 2005, Jane Ira Bloom’s Like Silver, Like Song blends the fusion of longtime elecktro-acoustic ban…