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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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  • 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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  •  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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Brian S. Lunde

Brian S. Lunde

This is one of those records that is classified by its unclassifiable nature. The Dinosaurus Records website throws out a few suggestions such as "jazztronica," "chillou…
Jerry Granelli is an enigma. He is the drummer on the famous A Charlie Brown Christmas CD by Vince Guaraldi and has recorded with many traditional jazz artists.…
Stan Bock, and his Oregonian jazz friends, have put together a delightful set for Your Check’s In The Mail. They swing, and solo, and shout in a wonderfully unpre…
Even if Primordial Soup doesn’t fit easily into the jazz genre, it certainly takes you on a ride through extreme improvisational forms. Carl Ludwig Hübsch and his…
At this writing Chris Byars is 37 years old and has been playing jazz for 23 years (unusually, following several years as a child opera singer). Photos in Black, Whit…
Pat Martino was born in 1944 in Philadelphia, and was playing professionally by the age of 15. He cut his jazz teeth playing in bands anchored by the organ, which was a …
This Rudy Van Gelder Remaster of Traneing In marks 50 years since John Coltrane made the original recording with Prestige Records. Van Gelder writes of this remaster…
Wayne Bergeron may be the most-heard trumpet player you’ve never heard of. He is a prolific lead trumpet player and soloist in the Los Angeles music scene and his trumpe…
This is a wonderful DVD full of great music and featuring the prodigious talents of Vic Juris and Corey Christiansen in an intimate setting of two guitars with bass and …
An aural workout of free jazz, with snippets of melodic lines enmeshed in chaotic, open improvisation by an eclectic nine-piece orchestra. The music is sometimes hauntin…
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