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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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  •  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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David Binder

David Binder

Jazz has always shown openness to integrating ethnic music from various parts of the world in a more improvised context. Middle Eastern music has, in particular, been stron…
It has been ten years since bassist Miroslav Vitous released an album under his own name. With Universal Syncopations Vitous proves that he still has what it takes b…
Sean Schulich bursts onto the scene with a high-energy album of instrumental jazz that, while essentially an acoustic group, has the high octane drive of a fusion band. …
Cryptogramophone records has rapidly grown into a high-integrity label that cultivates breadth and a "take no prisoners" approach to contemporary improvised music. Tromboni…
I’ve been a fan of Scott Amendola since I first heard him, in the mid-90s, with Charlie Hunter and the incredible Monk meets Brown meets Kirk group, TJ Kirk. I always loved…
Hot on the heels of Very Live at Ronnie Scott’s - Set One, Steve Smith and Buddy’s Buddies give us Very Live at Ronnie Scott’s - Set Two. This is a very good …
Steve Smith first delivered an exciting homage to Buddy Rich’s small group work with 1999’s Steve Smith and Buddy’s Buddies. Mining Rich’s songbook, with arrangement…
A Barcarola is a Venetian boat song, and it’s easy to imagine being on a gondola, traveling through the canals of Venice, when listening to Riccardo Zegna’s lush new record…
Saxophonist Skerik has spent so much time supporting other musicians and operating in collectives like Garage a Trois, I’ve always wondered what he would do if he had the f…
Jack Cooper’s Jazz Orchestra of the Delta delivers Big Band Reflections of Cole Porter, an album that is sure to delight fans of ambitious, lush big band music. Supp…
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