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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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  •  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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John Gilbert

John Gilbert

One might say that this recording, featuring two of the top musicians in the business, is a match made in heaven. I say it's a match made by Jazzed Media (and Graham Carter…
Nice Work If You Can Get It says it all about Nancy Marano. Her intonation is flawless, the timing is like a Swiss watch, her tone is as clear as home made gin and packs ju…
Michele Anastasio treats the lyrics like an old friend, and this is evident in the blues treatment she gives to "More Than I Can Say." Her vocal range, sensitivity and s…
I have had the pleasure of listening to pianist Alexandra Caselli on many occasions in a live setting, and this recording only emphasizes her remarkable talent. Caselli's e…
This album was taped in a live performance at New York City's Jazz Forum on April 30, 1981. Except for track one's "With A Song In My Heart" these are original compositi…
Paul Stranahan's fusion band has everything that the aficionados of this type of music could possibly want. From the delicate to the bold, Staranahan has composed 11 tun…
With a voice as smooth as cashmere and a delivery as cool as a SouthBeach cocktail, Gary LeMel is back on the scene vocally after a 30 yearhiatus. Billy Childs and Roger…
Libby York simply sings the songs as they should be sung, with clarity and sensitivity. Her phrasing is natural with a bit of sophistication, and most importantly, totally …
Lilian Terry's dusky voice carries a message from the soul. In this album of eclectic meanderings, Terry shows a predilection for subdued urgency. The sweet longing and vul…
Spring is upon us so it must be Christmas. No matter, Cynthia Kaay Bennett's Christmas album has all the ingredients that make for an enjoyable listen. First and foremos…