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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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  • 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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Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez

Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez

This precious double album is a tribute to illustrious soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy; the music was inspired from avant-garde Slovenian icon Srecko Kosovel’s poetry and…
The whimsical and forward mentality of Amsterdam and Boston natives has gathered since 2001, and thus, Troglodytes. Ria their new release showcases such…
Conversion into another state, change, reduction and sometimes evolution recall what transmutation is, in the sciences. It happens that jazz lies among many ot…
Diversity and innovation in music often comes when tender characters are cooking and swinging. Guitarist Haftor Medboe from Norway, mixes up different cultures, bringing…
Texan saxophonist Walter Smith III has achieved compelling awards, tours and recognition for many years. Casually Introducing Walter Smith III is his first releas…
British born icon Patrick MacManus as well known as Elvis Costello and his folk tale peer from New Orleans, Allen Toussaint, are kicking hit parades with The River In…
Who did not quiver when first walking into the sole Piazza of Venice? Venetians are special and mysterious characters. Rooted in their strong Byzantine/Renaissance cultu…
Woolgatherer ways exist for horn lovers; Some Assembly Required has indeed assembled trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone and tenor on the fountainhead. Rob Diener and…
Bassist Maurizio Bozzi is well known as Bozorius and has released his first CD Bozorius for the joy of his multiple amusements around the world. Bozzi is a leadin…
Composer Lonnie Plaxico invents West Side Stories, a very inspired album which affirms more than ever an artist whom we can count on. The CD title recalls …