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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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  • 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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  • 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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Richard Bourcier

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Jeff Healey and his Jazz Wizards have earned a place in the hearts of lovers of music from the real "Jazz Age." Canada’s Stony Plains Records will re-issue two of…
This is probably the first time that Jazz Crusade has re-issued material originally recorded by the label itself. It’s a landmark project from Big Bill Bissonnette who will…
Virtuoso bassist, Eddie Gomez, teams up with pianist, Mark Kramer in a delightful jazz project. Art Of The Heart offers a selection of classy ballads we all associat…
Here is Jeff Healey’s first release for Stony Plain Records. Happily, his two earlier traditional jazz recordings will be re-issued shortly and given the wider coverage the…
Listeners will never suspect that the piano heard on this disc is being played by ten 90 year old fingers. Actually, they would be technically correct as Jay McShann was a …
May 16th 2006 heralds the release of New Orleans - That’s Our Home featuring American pianist John Sheridan, Australian cornetist Bob Barnard and Canadian drummer Do…
It’s always exciting to open a new disc from Big Bill Bissonnette’s Jazz Crusade label. Bissonnette, a trombonist and drummer, has long admired Zutty Singleton and l…
While I have no idea who is behind IPO Recordings, they seem to be able to do no wrong. Their small catalog of artists, like Roger Kellaway, Carrie Smith, the late Sir Rola…
Charles Ellsworth "Pee Wee" Russell (1906-1969) was a real-life "original." Nobody else played like Pee Wee. Nobody else looked like Pee Wee. Others will say that nobody dr…
JW-Jones is back with his fourth release for the NorthernBlues label. The young band from Ottawa impressed everyone with their 2002 disc Bogart’s Bounce and followed…