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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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  • 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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  • 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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Don Williamson

Don Williamson

After paying his dues, but absorbing all that he can from invaluable experiences, with Charles Earland, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Cobb and other jazz leaders after moving to N…
From The Mile High City and within it is Ninth + Lincoln, both a progressive jazz orchestra and a street intersection, both bustling with energy from the city’s street life…
Nocturne for Ava is a beautifully conceived and executed album. It adheres to guitarist Bob Sneider and vibraphonist Joe Locke’s idea of thematically producing a tri…
With like-minded attitudes toward lyrics, Americana and life expericences, Southside Johnny and Tom Waits seem to have been naturals for teaming up on a joint project. Afte…
Songs of Joy & Peace is a producer’s album, though the concept is cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s. Songs of Joy & Peace is a holiday album, though its messages are univers…
Sonny Rollins’ Freedom Suite has become so integrated within jazz vocabulary that its themes are immediately recognizable as he plays through its various, but connec…
So when does a prodigy cross over to fulfill youthful promise and contribute to the progress of an art form? At what point did the precocious, classically trained Herbie Ha…
After releasing his reflective Close to My Heart, a musical reminiscence of the records he heard his mother play at home, Jeremy Pelt determined to record solely ori…
So Grace Kelly is sixteen? You could have fooled me. She doesn’t sound a day under forty. An alto saxophone phenomenon from Boston, Kelly has received more recognition by h…
Night Whispers might as well have been entitled Emily, for "Emily" is the most reinforced song, thrice performed, on Marc Copland’s third installment of his <…