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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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Shirley To

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With an album featuring his original compositions and notable guest performers, David Hughes’ debut release, Swoosh, turns the musical spectrum upside down. Playing melodies, chords and solos on the bass guitar, the artist presents a fresh take on the instrument in a contemporary jazz context.

"The traditional role of the bass is to provide a solid rhythmic and harmonic foundation in a band. The six-string bass guitar enables me to take care of that responsibility and venture into …
29.01.2011

David Hughes

Published in Artist Biographies
The title track of David Hughes’ debut CD release begins with the escalating sound of an arctic windstorm, and it is like a windstorm this Scandinavian virtuoso bassist and talented composer will sweep through the music world. His self-produced album offers some delightfully melodic tunes and showcases how beautiful the sound of the bass guitar can be.

Although his list of recording and performance credits is impressive, from performances with Chaka Khan, Melissa Etheridge and Ray Manzar …