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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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    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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It's been a good year for LA vocalist/songwriter Larkin McLean. Since the fall, she's covered a lot of ground, including: releasing her latest CD, "X-Rated Musical" and …
With the unseasonably cool South Texas Spring of 2005 comes, "Bloom", the long awaited Favored Nations release of legendary guitarist, Eric Johnson’s first full band album …
The world renown Pat Metheny Group, now almost 30 years, 200 compositions, 7,000 gigs and 16 Grammy awards into their collective career, is about to release "The Way Up", t…
Dallas Johnson, a new vocal talent on the horizon has released "Move A Mountain". Well supported by a talented, accomplished cast of sidemen, including the late Mark Ledfor…
You know when you say "cool", like in response to nearly everything these days?This is an album that actually makes that response make perfect sense. The band is mostly …
Ok, so this may not be a jazz group in its purest sense, (is Bill Frisell for that matter?) but New Orleans based Theresa Anderson's music is built from the same foundation…
Though most of us likely know of drummer Paul Wertico from his 18 years and 7 Grammys with the Pat Metheny Group, what many may not know is that Wertico's also got his own …
QB3's a new group with a hefty number of influences spread across seven cuts.From original funk and deep-house to ambient and odd metered excursions, all contemporary bases…
If you need a recording to reference for the sheer purpose of seeing how huge a trio can sound, this is it. If you want a great example of a sense of humor in music, again …
Weckl's latest "Transition" might cause you to think you've found a "Weather Report" disc you'd never heard and even check the cover again to be sure. The music is all orig…
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