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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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  •  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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Steve Khan's Grammy nominated Borrowed Time is a bit of a jazz paradox. Despite several unconventional arrangements and long improvisations, Borrowed Time's a…
Those left a little let down when Sam Yahel’s organ wasn’t anywhere on Joshua Redman’s 2007 Back East, Truth and Beauty is your redemption. Fans should apprec…
Sam Sadigursky composed a jazz album around poetry. Get this: it's not a clichéd jazz and poetry crossover. Sadigursky focused on a piece of poetry for each song. "At this …
He's in Rolling Stone, you saw him on Letterman, you hear him in a Volkswagen ad... thanks to his work with Wilco, Nels Cline is everywhere. It's a far cry from the tiny gi…
Ausin-based The Chris Vestre Group delivers its second album with a regretfully apt title. Suburban Life. Suburban Life has 15 solid tunes and some excitin…
Return To Forever is more than a novelty act. It's four matured musicians together again after 25 years of development as instrumentalists, as bandleaders, as composers and as producers. It's not the original lineup, but instead the classic lineup that recorded three albums between 1974 and 1976.
Guitarist Al DiMeola was only 19 when he linked up with three musicians who were already legends. DiMeola's advancements since 1974 are remarkable and he unquestionably propels Return To Forever to