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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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  • 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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George W. Carroll

George W. Carroll

Jazz meets jazz within the contemporary music idiom. And, it's love @ 1'st sight! Jazz guitarist John Hart offers us an interesting panoply of his originals plus several 'c…
I must say that as a seasoned pop/jazz big band vocalist, my hair stood on its end when I listened to this gentle soul's new CD. It could also be that smooth jazz vocalist …
Jazz composer & multi-instrumentalist George Hoar hangs out with the right people (re: Dave Liebman-reeds, Dave Samuels-percussion, etc.) ergo, his proud array of fine orig…
Obviously a master of the mainstream jazz idiom, jazz pianist-composer, Roger Davidson has created a piece of 'art' that all jazz-philes should reckon with. So, I offer thi…
The debut CD of Reedman colossus Russ Nolan: Illuminating, dazzling, arousing, admirable, brilliant, vivid, splendid, intellectual, instructive, edifying................Wit…
This is a study into the fertile & creative mind of one Craig Yaremko, big apple jazz-saxer & composer. Craig's originals are extraordinarily varied, and develop organicall…
Not bad! Not bad @ all!! With some potent influence from both Sarah & Shirley, jazz singer Judy Bady spills out her vocalisecogently to a discerning world. And, I'll tell y…
Sackbut colossus & compositionalist Tom McIntosh show us 'how it is' with his current disc. This is a compendium of the 'best of the best' of musical blood in sundry incarn…
Jazz vibraphonist Mark Sherman Calls his project 'The Motive Series' suggesting motivation, impulse, drive, inducement, et al..........And, with the likes of Sherman's side…
Out of the depths of what sounds like a 'Verdi Baritone,'comes vocalist Danny Barrett with his innate & natural sense of the interpretation of a song's lyric. Danny coaxes,…