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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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  •  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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Frank Darmiento’s Sudden Impact is a good, straight-ahead jazz album with original compositions and varied arrangements from the leader and trombonist. He is a fine …
Diane Witherspoon’s CD, L.A. After Dark, is a partnership with many great jazz artists of the past, as well as talented songwriters of the present. She has worked wi…
James Hollihan is a very talented composer, engineer, and musician. And his debut album, The Funky Misfit shows off all his talents brilliantly. He names Henry Manci…
Gary Wittner’s new CD, Here and Now, is a tribute to the power of the currency of music; the philosophy that whatever is going on around us, improvisation is created…
Jorg Kaaij comes to us from Amsterdam. After several breakthrough performances there, and several breakthrough festival appearances, he now gives us his breakthrough debut …
Some vocalists dazzle with their virtuosity; others provide a healthy dose of fun standards sung well, but leave nothing original for the listener to grab onto; still other…
Skull Session’s Rise Above offers everything the best of the free jazz world has to offer. It provides good licks, musicality, excitement, tenderness, contrast, and …
Gary Trotman’s new CD, PanBrassOrama touts itself as a "Steelasophical Midi Album Production Product". Those who are fans of steel pan (a.k.a. steel drum) music will…
Those who believe that jazz can only originate on the coasts have never been to Indiana. Beginning with Hoagy Carmichael and continuing through the Montgomery brothers, Jim…
Barry Harris’ new release, Live from New York, is great work from a true master of his craft. This album is a gift given to the listener. It contains music for the a…
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