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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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  • 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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Craig W. Hurst

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With his debut CD February’s Promise Mark Flugge brings to the jazz listener a superb collection of original compositions performed at high level of musical artistry…
Just as 19th century German composers melded the poetry of Schiller, Heine and Goethe to their newly composed music to create Romantic art song, so too has Sheila Landis an…
Like slowly flowing, molten lava, the music on the CD On Kloud 9 by the duo Kloud 9 has a smooth, undulating ebb and flow of sensuous, sophisticated, sound. On Kl…
Although the list of great jazz valve trombonists is not a particularly long one, a name that may be added along with Juan Tizol, Bob Brookmeyer, Rob McConnell, and Rich Ma…
Within the first few seconds of the CD Evolution, the listener should be abundantly aware that they are going to be in for a musical feast of delectable proportions.…
What most impresses the listener to Personae by the trio of Jonas Helborg, Shawn Lane and Jeff Sipe is the incredible technical chops these three musicians possess. …
The burnished, sexy, sultry, voice of balladeer Nancy Wilson has been part of the American popular music scene for half a century. At home in jazz, pop, and rhythm and blue…
At the very least, the newest CD release of Norman Granz’ Jazz At The Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, 1949 is an aural document of an important era in the history of jaz…
Any attempt at trying to categorize the music on the newest CD released by pianist Matthew Shipp, Nu Bop, would be an exercise in futility. This recording, a continu…
Brazilian electric guitarist Miguel Mega’s CD Coastline is his third solo effort. The recording combines elements of Latin, rock and jazz music into an electrifying …