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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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  • 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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Center\\\\\\Cuts is a collection of bop and hard bop tunes recorded live at The Detroit Jazz Center World Stage. Marked by easy, infectious melodies and grooves, …
In 1956 when this album was recorded, Jackie McLean was still enthralled by Bird. He had yet to have his mountainous change that occurred when he heard Ornette Coleman j…
Escape from New York is the long awaited recording debut for alto saxophonist Zaid Nasser. Nasser, the son of legendary bassist Jamil Nasser, has been churning out h…
Stan Bock, and his Oregonian jazz friends, have put together a delightful set for Your Check’s In The Mail. They swing, and solo, and shout in a wonderfully unpre…
Monk On Mondays, the new CD from Monk’s Music Trio, hooks you right from the start of the opening track, "Let’s Call This," a bebop tune that features an extended…
Monk On Mondays the new CD from Monk’s Music Trio hooks you right from the start of the opening track "Let’s Call This," a bebop tune that features an extended ba…
Pat Martino was born in 1944 in Philadelphia, and was playing professionally by the age of 15. He cut his jazz teeth playing in bands anchored by the organ, which was a …
This Rudy Van Gelder Remaster of Traneing In marks 50 years since John Coltrane made the original recording with Prestige Records. Van Gelder writes of this remaster…
San Francisco and New York are probably two of the best cities to see jazz in, stateside. Both cities get many of the remaining living legends, plus artists who rarely t…
Classic best describes this 2-disk compilation, The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings, Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane. The term "complete" is no understatement;…