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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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  • 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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Michael Bettine

Michael Bettine

Yeah! This is the real deal here. The energy is hot, the tunes are tight, and the playing joyful. This is the debut release from Motema Music and drummer Lea has assembled …
From the opening of part-one invention, the music here swirls in waves of sound. These three strong voices push things forward with a dynamic energy. Waters’ clarine…
Tino Derado has assembled a multi-national ensemble for his third release on his own Perun Records. The music is a refreshing change of pace from so much of what is release…
Synths gurgle, the bass drones, electric trumpet floats over the mix of drum loops and rhythmic pulses. Welcome to Bill Laswell’s world. The sound is thick and steamy, prop…
Montreal based Effendi records has become a real hot bed of fresh jazz sounds. Cassiopée by Jean-Christphe Béney is a straight ahead session with a lot of energy. Bé…
Drimala is a small label dedicated to documenting some of the more interesting jazz artists out there. Michael Marcus’ Speakin’ Out is a perfect example. Over the co…
Vital Info is back with another release exploring their American music roots. A perfect example is Mr. T.C. which is a high powered funk workout harking back to Book…
Singer/songwriter David Sylvian has long worked on the fringes of jazz. Starting out in the British glam/pop band, Japan, he wrote introspective songs and eventually steere…
For their fourth release, the Canadian quartet, Metalwood, brings in some high profile guests on this groove and funk fest. Listening to tracks like Steeplejack, it’…
The unusual line up here creates an interesting set of improvised music. Tracks like Biting Through and Whale Booty Stomp feature the bass sax and trombone, g…
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