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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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  • 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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Joe Montague

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It is still amazing to me that more people outside of Alberta Canada do not know about the luxurious smooth vocals of jazz singer/composer Sandy Foster. Her recent relea…
It is difficult to believe that the music industry narrowly escaped a major tragedy when in 1977 blues artist Otis Taylor retired from singing and playing for almost 20 …
One More: The Summary Music of Thad Jones, Vol 2 assembles some of the most outstanding jazz musicians of our time to honor the revered trumpeter, composer and …
Tony DeSare invites you into the intimate lounge act that unfolds as Last First Kiss, his most recent serving from Telarc. DeSare provides a comfortable mix of fo…
There is an old cliché that has often been applied when assessing the potential of an individual and it goes like this, ‘He/she is a diamond in the rough.’ There are no …
If you are looking to put a different spin on your Christmas music this year, you may want to give a listen to the CD We Three Strings featuring guitar maestros B…
Occasionally one will find a track repeated on an album in a slightly different format, for instance it might first appear as a vocal track and close out the record as a…
At first you enjoy Bradley Leighton’s Back To The Funk, then the songs all start blending together and become indistinguishable from one another. These would be g…
Jonathan Poretz swaggers into our living rooms and hearts with "A Lot Of Livin’ To Do," the title and opening track from his debut album consisting of standards by some …
Wycliffe Gordon’s rich deep timbre opens This Rhythm On My Mind with some fine scatting. Wycliffe pulled out all the stops with his opening number on t…