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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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  • 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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  • 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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Lyn Horton

Lyn Horton

Cobalt blue is my favorite color. The color is penetrating, soft and stunning at the same time. The intensity of the color lets a little go a long way. Cobalt Blue
Seductive is the first word that comes to mind about the debut recording from the quartet, Shot X Shot. The resonance produced as a result of the church recording space …
Not long ago, I saw a documentary on the rehabilitation of a jazz club in Jackson, Mississippi called "Subway." In the film, the owner of the club interviewed musicians …
The unusual nature of Long Hidden: The Olmec Series arises from the way in which Parker participates in the music. Somehow his connection is paternal. It is as if…
Matthew Shipp’s One is nothing shy of an overt statement about belief in everything, spiritual, psychical, physical, mystical. The recording te…
The physics of how unsung words and music become sensible in the act of listening lies both in the form and the content of the recording, Phenomena of Interference
The trio of Paul Motian, Joe Lovano and Bill Frisell on this recording is the same trio on I Have the Room Above Her on ECM put out early in 2005. It is merely …
Having known Mat Maneri’s music fairly well for quite awhile, I was taken aback by the diversification of instrumentation embodied within this recording as well as the i…
When we live our lives, we automatically subject ourselves to every level of existence. How we finally interact with those levels is always in question. Sometimes we do …
Exercising both the inside and outside of the piano means that you are dealing with the entire instrument. It means that you are dealing with all of the piano’s dynamics…
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