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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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  • 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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Michael Occhipinti is a Canadian guitarist, band leader and composer. His roots are Italian - specifically Sicilian. He pays tribute to his heritage with The Sicilian Ja…
Joani Taylor, In My Own Voice, a new recording that blends contemporary jazz with traditional jazz standards and makes it all come off sounding hip, fresh and vibran…
Tim Ries has produced a sequel to his Rolling Stones Project. Mr. Ries is a jazz musician, an educator, a saxophonist, composer, arranger and a leader. He is also a sideman…
Andrea Fascetti is an Italian bassist and composer, his debut release Dedicated To Steve includes five originals and six Steve Swallow compositions. His band consist…
Bruno Raberg is a Swedish bassist and composer, Lifelines is his sixth recording as leader. Raberg has assembled a group of outstanding musicians for this two CD out…
CalArts Jazz 2008 is the 19th annual CD released by Capitol Records for the students of this high end arts school. This is a polished, professional production. Just …
Django Music is a new release by the Norwegian group Hot Club De Norvege. It is their eighteenth release as a group and there is no sign of dust or rust in their per…
Pianist, Christian Jacob has produced a wonderful CD. A mix of interesting songs, featuring excellent musicianship and displaying an exciting, energetic vibe that I attribu…
Yvette Tollar is a Canadian vocalist and she has released a new compact disc entitled ima (pronounced ee-mah), it is an album of varied musical styles. There are wor…
Lily Frost sings the songs of Billie Holiday and she does it with convincing authority, on her eighth album, Lily Swings produced by Rick Kilburn and Jose Miguel Con…