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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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  •  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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This is a brilliant new album from Ellen Honert, who seems like a fresh new breath on the
American Jazz scene. She hails from Amsterdam and now lives in the U.S. The…
This is an exceptional debut album by an accomplished jazz vocalist whose fidelity to mainstream jazz is simply incredible. Karen has made a huge splash with this motley…
The album WYNS1, one of the earlier ventures of the amazingly talented Chris Greco, is a gem and a collector's item. He has chosen all jazz standards here, throwing open th…
These are only 13 guys, just a small combo, but together they somehow contrive to sound like a big band, a tightly wound orchestra even an ensemble featuring a kaleidoscopi…
This is really a tight-knit little group, wherein the overall synergy of the trio seems to sparkle and radiate a bewitching charm all its own.... The hero in this brave per…
Chris Greco is a modernist, a composer par excellence and an intellectual empowerer i.e. he seems to exude a warm joviality, perhaps conviviality that is invariably reflect…