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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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  • 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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  • 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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Lyn Horton

Lyn Horton

Surprisingly, listening to a recording in an intimate setting brings out the best in what the recording offers. This is the case with Change Over Time by the Soni…
Dave Burrell manages brilliantly to convey his concept of tempo on his new release, Momentum, on High Two. It takes about two seconds to realize that what is goin…
Everything in this recording tells me that the music is electronically generated until I hear the piano, the organ, bass and drums. The music becomes organic. The acoust…
Turning up the volume to hear Pulling Strings clarified everything. It is a genderless pas-de-deux with strings. Muscular, dramatic and straightforward.To …
The beauty about Paradise Road, from the Steve Lantner Quartet, is that it is different every time you listen. The conglomerate of abstractions becomes a m…
Rod Stewart recorded his version of the American Songbook, Smokey Robinson has put down some "jazz standards" and now the Davis S. Ware Quartet thrust into the scene a r…
The application of intelligence apart from emotion sometimes is necessary. Structuring a CD intelligently requires consciousness of the whole unit rather mere production…
It will be music that saves us from spiritual destruction. Hopefully, our salvation will happen before a drastic demarcation of classes occurs.... a demarcation institut…
Magnificent rhythm can grab you every time. If the rhythm in this recording doesn’t penetrate your soul and you can’t hear the message, I would say that something is ser…
Sets of broken patterns become the source of this music. In listening to this music you need to steer away from pushing the round peg of what you hear into a square hole…