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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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  • 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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Anyone fortunate enough to have experienced the Heath Brothers Quartet live or via recording has been rewarded by their ability to always be tasteful swingers. Now take…
Carol Morgan is a fabulous trumpet player with great tone and technique. She is also a composer, author and college professor. A Julliard graduate, Carol discography includ…
Sometimes it’s just nice to sit down and listen to a trumpeter who is unapologetically, a hard-bopper. So tightly aligned with the bebop and swing tradition, one could e…
Drummer Peppe Merolla recruits an all-star New York cast for Stick With Me, his debut as a leader. The Italian-born Merolla, who began his career as a singer and c…
From the very first notes of the new James Zollar CD, Zollar Systems, you know you are going to experience musical greatness. Zollar moved to New York City in 198…
Empirical, adjective, derived from or relating to experiment and observation rather than theory. In the case of the ensemble called Empirical, a band out of the UK, the def…
Film noir - the dimly-lit, cynical and stylish urban crime dramas that flourished as a cinematic sub-genre during the mid-20th Century - appears to be the inspi…
In Between Moods is the debut CD release by pianist Tony Foster, a trio recording in the style of the classic Oscar Peterson trio’s. The band includes bassist Russel…
Delmark Records a classic label out of Chicago, known for its great jazz and blues artist’s since 1953 has reissued some hard to get cd’s. I had the pleasure of discovering…
Push, the Matt Newton debut recording as a leader, not only highlights his accomplished piano playing, but also his skill as a composer. The record is made up of eig…