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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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  • 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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  • 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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Karl Stober

Karl Stober

Fiery beats with the energy most musicians only fantasize about, Poncho Sanchez again conveys a strong addition to his twenty plus year gift to jazz. Do It just d…
If ever there was a push-n-play worthy of a candlelit soul searching sunset with a glass of wine and memories set to moods, "Some Lessons" is that signature spin. Coated…
For those in search of very smooth, deliberate, and inviting string jazz I have caught an ear to just that as Jazz Maniacs Records has released Ed Bickert’s …
Injection of pure blues hits the surface with one spin of the new release of the Zen Blues Quartet (titled the same) from Shunyata Records. Stinging and crafty displays …
Longevity has its rewards in many aspects of life, however in music it just defines rhythm. A rhythm, flow if you will, that may never be reproduced or explained, so has…
As does the imagery of an artist comes from the palette, so does the occurrence for the vocalist as their palette equates to the diversity in sound from within. Creation…
The fire of amorous nylon strings rip through your impassioned heart with resonance, pulsating from the guitar of Ron Murray in this unexpected debut treasure, "Romanza,…
Independent music can in many cases be defined as diamonds in the rough - the gem is there, but it has to pass many stages of development before it hits the top shelf. S…
There is no need to sugar coat this project with creative metaphors and colorful adjectives for the project does all that with one very intimate listen. Janelle Sadler w…
In life, we sometimes take a walk down a different path leaving behind all that was dear.... at the crossroads so to speak. Then for a select few, we end up going full c…