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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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    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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  •  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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Morrice Blackwell

Morrice Blackwell

Owner and publisher of jazzreview.com, Morrice Blackwell is a christian husband dad jazz fan website developing marketing manager basketball playing engineer that lives for photography.

With the holiday season already upon us, the flurry of new CDs is already beginning to hit the shelves. As fall settles in and frost is on the pumpkin, a beautiful and j…
Genius & Friends is a well-groomed follow up to the Grammy award-winning Genius Loves Company. While this album does not carry the weight that his swan son…
I am glad to know that Christmas Is For Grownups Too. I never claimed to have grown up, just out, as in a larger belly, once I got into my mid forties. That is …
Chris Nielsen takes you on a Mystic Holiday through his music and multimedia experiences on his website. He is a media developer and a music man. This CD…
Dyann Woody offers her listeners My Softer Side. I have to admit, I loved this album, every single song. Now how often do you hear someone say that? I would be …
The name Woody Russell summons images of a man sitting in a musky old bar on a wooden stool with his guitar, singing and telling stories. While this image may not be the…
How does a little jazz music French style sound? Listen to Dee Dee Bridgewater and find out for yourself on her amazing new album J’ai Deux Amours.Dee De…
Any time Eric Clapton releases an album there is a lot of anticipation and excitement. Clapton’s life continues to evolve and so does his recording career. An album, int…
Les Paul is 90 years old now. It is amazing that the man is still rockin’ after all these years. The only other person I can think of that performed at that age is Andre…
There is always so much more to music than meets the eye. Jerry Donato’s new release It’s A Cool Heat is a labor of love and respect for his past. Donato is a m…