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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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Recorded over several days during the Summer Jazz on the Streets in London, England in July of 2003, Nima & Merge’s Live in London is dedicated to their loved o…
Solade is a vocalist, a writer and a trumpet player. Honing her sounds in the ‘big city’ of New York, this Panama born earned her Bachelor of Arts in trumpet performance…
Bring back Elvis! This funky new CD from The Gregory James band titled Come To Me isn’t all together straight jazz and yet not all together world music…
Imagine a cover song by a famous Beatle done by a jazz guitarist. Steve Oliver ‘3D’ has one: Imagine by John Lennon. Oliver takes over the vocal parts of the old but ins…
Is it possible to give 6 stars for a review of an album? Rick DiMuzio's 'First Offerings' should not be his last. This project started in 1994 with titles like …
I like the track Confessions Of A Liar. Guitarist Doug Munro and trumpeter Ray Vega bring this bossa nova track and album up to par to what is out there today and wi…
Doe Bender updates the 'Ella Fitzgerald' sound but brings it into her Canadian own. The album consists not only of 'home compositions' but also some old standards as well a…
I read a review recently comparing Jazzy Devils to Spyro Gyra and well they were correct. Peter Cor seems to have assembled some great musicians from the four corners of th…
06.09.1998

ST by Merge

Published in Fusion - CD Reviews
The debut album from Merge could lead the new wave of jazz fusion into the future. With Nima Rezai on Chapman Stick and Synth Stick, Dan Heflin on soprano and tenor sax…
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