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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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  •  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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  • 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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Having made his mark on classic recordings by Sun Ra and Kenny Dorham, Chicago-bred saxophonist Charles Davis possesses a wealth of varied jazz experiences, from free-fo…
The Kevin Frenette 4 is the collaborative efforts of four like-minded, energetic musicians who approach the spontaneous inventions of Connections with a blank sla…
For over a decade cornetist Rob Mazurek and percussionist Chad Taylor have been co-conspirators in the experimental Chicago Underground groups. On Chronicle, reco…
When approached with honesty, direction and artistic integrity, improvised music has the ability to challenge and ultimately inspire a listener. The ten original composi…
The blues is alive and rockin’ in Canada’s capital city. Ottawa’s young harmonica sensation Steve Marriner comes out swinging on Going Up, his debut for Dog My Ca…
Legendary guitarists Bucky Pizzarelli and his son John team up for an exciting series of guitar duets showcasing their like-minded, straight ahead, swinging approach to …
It may suffice to say that Jeremy Siskind is a brilliant young musical talent who plays on a level of sophistication usually reserved for players further along in life’s…
San Diego-based guitarist Patrick Yandall is a commanding force on New York Blues, his eighth release for Zangi Records. Conceived as a departure from the artist’…
Urban Morphology, the debut CD from Copenhagen based musician Sufiano, has a 70’s pop jazz vibe with touches of Brazilian sensuality and New York soul. Sufiano is…
Poncho Sanchez is an uncompromising artist who has always blurred the lines of imposed musical categorization. The legendary conguero readily admits to the lasting impre…