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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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  • 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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For over three decades pianist/composer Mike Garson has been best known for his association with pop star David Bowie. Along the way, the multi-faceted musician has pursued…
Drummer Joe Ascione delivers a laid-back set of toe-tapping swing on Movin' Up, a leisurely reading of poignant excerpts from the American songbook. With the help …
Blue Note Records is arguably one of the most significant record companies in the history of jazz. Even the most casual of jazz fans are familiar with artists like Art B…
Founded in 1987 by Vladimir Zaremba, a professor at the Moscow Philharmonic Society, The Moscow Sax Quintet is an all-Russian ensemble of top-notch reedman, all well ver…
The late Canadian saxophonist Fraser MacPherson is a legendary musical figure north of the border. A mainstay for decades on the Vancouver scene, MacPherson was awarded …
On this self-titled release, pianist/arranger Ted Kooshian and his Standard Orbit Quartet explore an intriguing set of tunes inspired by pop culture and the sounds of ma…
Taken from a 1991 performance at Theaterhaus in Stuttgart, Germany, legendary jazz drummer Elvin Jones and his quintet Jazz Machine are filmed during a show-stopping per…
A native of Glasgow, Scotland, guitarist Nigel Clark combines lightning fast technique with flowing melodic ideas to create a vibrant nylon-string approach. Clark’s resu…
To celebrate the centennial of jazz legend Benny Carter, Rhapsody Films has reissued director Harrison Engle's 1989 documentary, Benny Carter: Symphony in Riffs. …
Portand, Oregon tenor saxophonist Dusty York demonstrates a natural approach to jazz improvisation on his latest disc, Cinema 57. The recording showcases York’s u…