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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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  • 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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  • 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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George W. Carroll

George W. Carroll

All right! OK!........If we're the summation of all that we've seen & heard.........Then, trumpeteer Dan Jacobs has chosen a winner to aspire to, in the dedication of his n…
Hard to believe.......Another fine CD project to say nice words about in the same day! One might suggest that Jerome Jennings & his tight aggregation to be ambassadors of s…
Well.....Here we have it......sax jazzer Shelly Carroll........The Shiek of groove! His emphatic reed work establishes his musical persona as a confident & poignant stylist…
Baboom!!!...........It's jazz bassist Steve Venz, & his kickin' group.....Right in your face. And, trust me, you will wallow & imbibe Steve's original & joyful music happil…
It's guys like jazz idiom CD producer Royce Campbell who spoil me as a reviewer. Can you dig my all time favorite jazz guitarists in one sitting: The incarnations of Larry …
For sure, this might be my easiest CD review to date, as this is a CD treatise of Thad Jones original music. Thad was my inspiration for the creation of my big band. Michae…
This is a panoply of cosmic style music bordering on the fusion side of jazz.........Delivered in the bebop idiom style. This is an experiment into the fertile imagination …
Let me attest right away that bass colossus Phil Morrison & I go back 40+ years when we met in Boston @ The 'My Apartment' lounge in The Hotel Vendome. I never said anythin…
How do you transcend the towering jazz talents of John Martino-piano, George Mraz-bass, & Tim Horner-traps?..........You add to this tasteful musical omelet, the shimmering…
Such global talent........Such few moments in time to peruse.......The U.K's Jazz singer, Kaz Simmons is a young vocal bomb waiting to explode onto the jazz idiom. It's tim…