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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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  •  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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Lara Bellini

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British Saxophonist Stan Sulzmann is a well known and much loved figure of the UK jazz scene. Any jazz connoisseur in the country would recognize his delicate and resourcef…
A very thoughtful piece of work. New York meeting with Japan; Laurie Anderson meeting with fusion.Maki reveals an enviable zest for minimalistic yet harmonious avant-gar…
If you are after some good, solid, straight-ahead jazz, then don’t look any further than Basho Music.
Their latest release, 'My Ideal', is founded on a ground of softly …
One wouldn’t usually associate wonderfully ‘wild and techno’ WARP RECORDS with jazz.And then along came Squarepusher.Still heavily comprised of electric sound, his lates…
Polish duo Skalpel deliver somber, cinematic textures, at times paired with a classy, light-hearted and swingy approach to lounge. A stylish taste for retro landscapes info…
The fact that 2003 was the year in jazz of the original jazz tunes vs. the electronic/remixed ones is probably apparent. Perhaps it is even redundant to say that the trend …
The most spellbinding adaptation of klezmer, world music and smooth jazz quotations to techno-lounge: this is Oi Va Voi, a group stretching the boundaries of world/fusion w…
What a mind blowing album! The opening alone takes your breath away, with the brass line gently and lyrically softened by the cello bow.Baptiste’s homage to the unforgettab…
Due to be released on the 22nd of September, ‘Seven Days Of Falling’ is the latest work by E.S.T. - the Esbjörn Svensson Trio. Their much awaited new album will not disappo…
The freshness coming out of this debut CD is beyond words - the prime of a man of 24, Soweto Kinch, an astounding alto saxophone player with amazing talent and capacity of …
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