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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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  •  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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  • 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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George W. Carroll

George W. Carroll

This is a lovely musical sojourn into the 'Oz' of never never land, as we explore the strong jazz guitar & composing talents of one Dan Nadel. Dan writes his musical missiv…
Big Apple jazz pianist, Lenore Raphael is one of those hidden national artistic treasures the USA should be thankful for. She interprets The American Songbook.............'…
Jazz trumpet-eer Orbert Davis is an obvious musical prodigywho has matured into the deeply emotional & precise jazz stylist that we hear on this disc. Davis offers his tale…
Kevin & I have one thing in common. We both loved & have worked with, as well as used the great arranging talents of one Frank Mantooth (RIP)........Big band arranger extra…
Actually it's all about good jazz, good musical choices, & good vocalise!! Jazz singer Christina Watson flaunts her vocal virtuosity with the tight group she has chosen to …
Jazz singer Jody Sandhaus plies us viably with vocal talent, charm, & production prowess. She uses her 'covers' powerfully as a forum to lilt her songs forcefully on the pl…
It's refreshing to hear a band do a tribute to a luminary such as Stan Kenton, & not sound like a 'ghost band.' It's all here: great arrangements, superb players, dynamics,…
Latino jazz guitarist Pablo Menendez gives us an alchemist's mixture of all the solid elements that make up strong jazz.......Blues, Afro-Cuban, Latin, et al. His music is …
Jazz vocalist Katie Bull just never lets you down with her insightful CD projects. She & the groups she puts togetherseem supreme in their ability to effect change in our f…
Bebop is the vocabulary of both jazz drummer Ted Warren& his tight group..........And, the definition is clear! Tedoffers us a lot to ponder through his original music. The…