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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

Someone once declared that attitude is everything. That aphorism applies to this recording. Every track starts with an honest approach. What each brings to mind i…
Pianist Steve Lantner has assembled a terrific twosome to complete his trio, in Joe Morris on bass and Luther Gray on drums. Listening to this recording is like f…
The listening experience of this first ArtistShare recording is quite wonderful. Bloom’s leads on soprano sax are jewel-like. Her playing transports me to a heavenly pla…
Groundtruther’s Longitude is a logical extension of Latitude released in 2004, not only metaphorically, but also musically. The latter is grounded; the…
William Parker is a story-teller, both musically and verbally. Sometimes, one language interprets the other. And in the interpretation, the two still work together. It i…
Characteristically, DJ Spooky possesses an unquestionable sense of universalism extending from the scientific to the banal. Along with Dave Lombardo, DJ Spooky has made …
The ever-changing Blue Series continues on Thirsty Ear with a new release called Luc’s Lantern, composed and authored by bassist William Parker. Joining Parker are E…
On CIMP is a new release from Trio X, which is Joe McPhee, Dominic Duval, and Jay Rosen. The instrumentation for THE SUGAR HILL SUITE is straightforward and simple: McPhee …
It has been 18 months to the day that I interviewed David S. Ware. Today, February 22 is the street date for the Thirsty Ear release of David’s LIVE IN THE WORLD. LIVE IN T…
It takes little to identify the devotion to this project that Dave Douglas has. We do not have to even know the recording’s background to understand the sentiment, melancho…