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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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  • 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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Craig W. Hurst

Craig W. Hurst

Sinister Heights is the most recent collection of new sounds by the The Remote Viewers. The collection comes on two CDs each entitled Time Flats and Mirror Mean…
Control Room is a five CD set by London based avant garde jazz group The Remote Viewers. In this collection of unique and intriguing music, The Remote Viewers t…
Jeff Barone’s new CD Open Up is a collection of eleven tunes (with one alternate take) comprised of finely crafted original compositions, virtuoso jazz guitar performanc…
On the self produced CD Quartet, Chicago based tenor saxophonist Joel Moore has assembled a virtuoso ensemble to perform six original tunes, either penned by himself…
A challenge to any jazz musician is a competent and plausible yet inventive interpretation of music from the familiar canon of jazz standards. Certainly that challenge d…
Old Thoughts for a New Day is the most recent release by the San Francisco Bay Area based Ben Adams quintet. The recording consists of nine original tunes penned …
Il Bello Del Jazz, the newest release by Italian pianist Roberto Magris is a swinging collection of eleven tunes (three penned or co-written by leader Magris) an…
The recording Check In fronted by Italian pianist and composer Roberto Magris is a magnificent collection of original compositions "book ended" with standards by…
Take one burnished Lou Rawls/Joe Williams-inspired baritone voice, an incredibly swinging big band that includes drummer Butch Miles and other members of the current Cou…
Taste the new CD by U.K. based Australian Karen Lane could be more appropriately entitled Tasteful. Tasteful in the Brazilian Bossa Nova inspired music on the r…
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