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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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  • 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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Gordon Grdina is a Vancouver based Oud/Guitarist whose sound is a combination of his interests in mainstream jazz, free-form improvisation and Arabic classical music. East …
Frank Glover is a clarinetist, composer and arranger based in the USA. He has re-released an album that was originally self released in 2005. The album, Politico has…
The debut recording by Gabriel Espinosa on the Zoho label From Yucatan To Rio was my choice for one of the best recordings of 2009. The album is comprised of ten com…
So Far From Home should be in every straight-ahead, jazz lover's house. The quartet of Amy and Pat Shook, Frank Russo, Tim Young and guest trumpet master Greg Gisber…
The New York piano player Jeremy Manasia has put together a wonderful trio recording, After Dark. It features ten original Manasia compositions, a Cole Porter song "…
Adam Shulman’s second record as a leader Patterns Of Change features eight original compositions. He is joined by his band mates from his debut album - Jon Arkin on …
In Between Moods is the debut CD release by pianist Tony Foster, a trio recording in the style of the classic Oscar Peterson trio’s. The band includes bassist Russel…
Delmark Records a classic label out of Chicago, known for its great jazz and blues artist’s since 1953 has reissued some hard to get cd’s. I had the pleasure of discovering…
Dave Douglas’s first studio album in 3 years Spirit Moves released on his own Greenleaf Music label has him teamed up with a brass section of some renown. The quarte…
Telephone Game by singer, songwriter and guitarist Kate Schutt is a quality recording and a good listening experience. The music crosses over into many different sty…