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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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  • 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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Craig McIver enters through the big door on the leader’s scene with a notorious departure, A Horse of a Different Rhythm. Inspired drummer and composer McIver’…
Canadian bassist and composer Michael Bates has released A Fine Balance in which he blends jazz with classical moods. Visiting styles and going up into the experi…
After the success of the Brubeck sessions in 2004, View So Tender : Wonder Revisited arrives as the result of a second collaboration between piani…
Produced and orchestrated by Scott McLemore, this quartet utters an in-the-groove tendency, extending mercurial tempos, tonal shades and echelons of intensity. On "Hopef…
At a point in one’s life when you had listened to blessed and inspired brass instrumentalists, the fact is, to listen to an alias (unknown to me until now) --- an awesom…
Oh! How lucky can one be in having Christopher Woitach’s latest release Dead Men (are heavier than broken hearts), written as a tribute to the crime and…
Ten years of cooperation and sharing stages with Ray Charles leads to an accurate string sound, high fingering skills, the ability to navigate from blues, funk, fusion, …
Mike Arroyo has released My Jazzy Mood, exploring Latin and smooth jazz rhythms. Arroyo is without a doubt a gifted guitarist able to paint groovy, Christian soun…
A big welcome to the Itamar Erez & The Adama Ensemble’s! They burn brisk, tuneful and freshly blend distinct jazz styles coupled with improvisational spaces. This projec…
Eclectic drummer Tom Cohen sparks out with his release The Guitar Trio Project. Kaleidoscopic visions of drums/ strings promenade us with wonderful known tun…