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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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Concord Records’ release of Tal Farlow, Autumn Leaves is a two CD reissue representing Farlow’s work on the Concord recordings Tal Farlow ‘78 and The Legen…
Sudden Rooms in Different Buildings by the London based avant garde improvisatory ensemble The Remote Viewers, is a collection of music that transcends musical bound…
Verve//Unmixed 2 is a compilation of recordings "mined" from the vaults of previously recorded material used as "raw material" in the making of the Verve remix/recor…
It has been over 30 years since John McLaughlin released Birds of Fire with his Mahavishnu Orchestra. By crossing over into mainstream pop music charts, this recordi…
Although not a jazz album per se, Remembering Patsy Cline, a tribute album consisting of 12 of Cline’s greatest hits, does draw upon the talents of singers embraced …
The music on One More Bridge to Cross by vocalist Mighty Sam McClain certainly provides evidence that in terms of a basic "sound" there may be only a thin veil of di…
The Groovechasers, a sextet from England, is certainly a group that lives up to its name. On the CD Dig A Little Deeper the Groovechasers seem to be "chasing" a numb…
J.J. Johnson and Nat Adderly are certainly household names in the world of modern jazz. Both musicians have established reputations as great soloists and bandleaders. Johns…
Rosemary Clooney: The Last Concert documents and "freezes in time" the last recorded performance of "America’s Favorite Girl Singer," who passed away in June of 2002…
Drummer Martin Meheux’s CD Physics of Light is his first solo project away from his work with the Montreal based progressive fusion band Spaced Out. The lines that d…