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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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    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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Edward Kane

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Mike Tucker's Collage is diverse set of jazz, ranging from Blue Note style hard-bop to keyboard driven fusion recalling Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea's 1970's ens…
Pablo Mayor is a pianist and Colombian native living in New York; his Folklore Urbano is a large band which purveys an invigorating mix of Colombian music and hot jazz i…
Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock. Where to even begin? Maybe with the word Iconic; one would be hard pressed to name another moment in the last fifty years of American…
Four years on, we are just now beginning to see some artistic responses to the events of 9/11. One recent effort in this direction is September Suite, a meditation o…
The San Francisco ChamberJazz Quartet, led by pianist Gini Wilson and featuring Steve Heckman on saxophones, bassist Pat Klobas and Ron Marabuto on drums, purveys a decorou…
Live at Yoshi's, recorded in late 2001 at the famed Oakland jazz club, is one of two very different recently released quartet dates featuring Bay Area saxophonist St…
All That I Am is the latest all-star effort from Santana. As on the Supernatural and Shaman albums, Carlos Santana & Co. somehow manage to take a dispa…
Blue Yonder is one of the most wildly exploratory piano trio dates I've heard in a long time. Steve Lantner's probing style recalls nothing so much as the v…
Nullius in Verba is a thought-provoking guitar trio date from bassist Nicholas D'Amato's Royal Society. The Society's geodesic improvisations draw from several diffe…
Fire in the Soul is a very nice trio date from pianist Bob Ravenscroft. This is a live album with a somewhat unusual provenance. The recordings document per…