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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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  •  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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Woody Witt is a graduate from the University of North Texas, and on this particular album he called upon two-time Grammy award-winning trumpeter Randy Brecker to help hi…
Tyrone Brown is featured here alongside Bobby Zankel on alto sax and Adam Williams on guitar in the same string section as his other release Between Midnight and Dawn…
Brad Wheeler better have a huge appetite because the world is definitely his oyster. Not only is Wheeler an ace saxophonist, but a great contemporary and progressive com…
It's really hard to place what Tyrone Brown is trying to do or trying to accomplish. It's very obvious that Tyrone Brown loves swing, gypsy swing, as well as Sephardic m…
Geoffrey Keezer is one of the finest new pianists on the jazz scene today. He is in very competitive company alongside Brad Mehldau, Cyrus Chestnut, Jamie Saft, Patricia…
We all know about Martha Stewart, and we all have varied opinions about her and everything associated with her. So, when you see a Holiday Jazz compilation with her on t…
This is one of the finer groups that the Fresh Sound label has produced. Recorded in Israel, Alon Farber and his Hagiga Quintet delivers here with only promising potenti…
This compilation is a companion disc to the one that Impulse has released that features the same songs here, only re-mixed. These are the originals, in all of their orig…
Joe Lovano has done it once again. He has taken on the task of interpreting untimely standards and has created musical magic in the way only he knows how...with brillian…
With the motion picture DeLovely, there has been a definitive resurgence in the interest of the life and music of Cole Porter. Porter was one of the greatest song…
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