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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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  • 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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  • 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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Denai Burbank

Denai Burbank

To say that Kenny Garrett has a vision is not the most accurate statement. While true, it is perhaps more to the point that he has an ear that searches the globe for treasu…
This group performs with high energy and enormous depth. Better to listen than to read, amen?The first three tracks, "Around the Bend," "Shifting Sands," and "Pursuit" w…
This CD is quite an education. There’s power in music of one’s homeland. Somehow, it transcends all opinions, criticisms, language and cultural limitations. Vasilic Nena…
Anyone remember Miles Davis’ "Bitches’ Brew" or "Filles de Kilmanjaro"? Of course. Lengthy, deep tracks that are thought provoking, yet very enjoyable. The late 60’s and ea…
Youth and wisdom are often not used in the same sentence. Ah, it’s good to break old clichés. This new century brings promise in the form of Sebastian Weiss and his fellow …
He Loves You opens the CD with high-powered soulful vocals by Sarah Newell and Andy Spiller’s tasty piano over a very spicy rhythm. The energy stays high in "Rio Dawn," whi…
Lorber combined some soulful favorites with musicians who understood the mission. Participants such as Gerald Albright, Dave Koz, Siedah Garrett (vocals), Lenny Castro and …
In Ike & Tina Turner's "Proud Mary," Tina used to talk about "doing something nice & easy." Well, every now and then, I like to hear music that's nice and easy. Even if it …
While Gota has a solid background in smooth jazz, this project has more punch happening. Everyone here proves they can hit as hard as any band that professes to be funky. <…
This aptly titled urban joy is rich, straight-ahead, but somewhat mysterious at the same time. Drummer Jerry Steinhilber and his comrades deliver some powerful music on thi…
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