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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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  • 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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Don Williamson

Don Williamson

When Half Note Records released the astounding Another Kind of Blue: The Latin Side of Miles Davis in 2004, it appeared to be a single live recording that re-interpr…

Like many other noteworthy recordings, Warren Vaché’s recording with the Scottish Ensemble, Don’t Look Back, started with an entirely different objective and deve…
Try as he might, Joe Diorio couldn’t secure a long-term contract with a major label, despite the depth of his talent and his respect within the jazz community. Peripatetic,…
How fortunate we are that Louie Bellson finally released a CD of his Sacred Music and Jazz Ballet. For years, musicians who worked with Bellson knew of his…
Once Diana Krall’s career started to climb, it never stopped gaining altitude. Even now, a leveling off from the strictly vertical climb does not seem to be imminent. Movin…
I just took a look at the JazzTimes "Year in Review ’06 Readers’ Poll," and I have one question: Where is Denis DiBlasio’s name? The other worthy winners of th…
Fifty years after this influential, and in many cases cherished, session was recorded, Concord Music Group is re-releasing the Miles Davis Quintet’s Workin’, along w…
Scott Hamilton continues. Even now. As he did thirty years ago. His tone remains remarkably warm and assured, as it always has. His repertoire remains focused on t…
A Cellar Live Christmas, recorded in Vancouver, British Columbia, offers the irresistible groove of classic B-3 organ groups and the indefinable, everlasting appeal …
A serene D.D. Jackson? I don’t think so. Compared to what? Compared to his former self, before his recent matrimony and domesticity, he may indeed feel serene. Co…