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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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  • 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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Tenor saxophonist and bass clarinetist Assif Tsahar captured my ears as soon as I played the first track of his latest album "Lost Brother," recorded with Cooper-Moore a…
"The Compass, Log and Lead" is a beautiful accomplishment of three virtuoso improvisers. This album is impressive because of the quality of the music and the eclecticism…
For a jazz lover, the joy is great when Burry Guy arrives to a concert with his travel-bass, an instrument of his own conception (Barry & Dawson). Composer Barry Guy is …
Spirit-The Seventh Fire is a DVD/album featuring the music of a mega-film production involving Native American dance. This DVD and album recording represents th…
Full Metal Klezmer has striking sounds with its second album, Shachor. The album gathers an impressive line up: guitarist Fabio Basile, pianist Giorgio Pacorig, d…
Brian Had a Little Plate is one of the greatest recordings released by El Gallo Rojo Records in 2005. Rootless captures our ears and attention for their timbre an…
El Gallo Rojo Records has produced a wonderful release in 2005 which features amazing voices from Italy such as reedist Enrico Sartori, pianist Fabrizio Puglisi, bassist…
Gambit has superbly atmospheric art-work. On the front cover is a nice shade of a black & white photo of Matt Darriau playing his clarinet and on the back a mov…
Recorded, produced and distributed in Italy, Licalecca clusters together saxophonist Francesco Bearzatti, trombonist Mauro Ottolini, organist Oscar March…
The Philly native, Jeff Baumeister met the horns at a very early age only to switch to piano when he was a teenager. He obviously succeeded there while also be…