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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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With the holiday season already upon us, the flurry of new CDs is already beginning to hit the shelves. As fall settles in and frost is on the pumpkin, a beautiful and j…
The first thing every critic says about Hendrik Meurkens is that he's the world's second best jazz harmonica player (referring to Toots Thielemans as number one, of cour…
Amazon River is getting quite a bit of airplay in advance of its August 23 release date. That's always a good sign. While the influence of Toots Thielemans is…
It’s all about style when after years behind the scenes you enter center stage. What is so special at times is when an artist comes out not by debuting "in the box" hits…
As Blue Note Records builds its series of jazz CD’s dedicated to influential songwriters of the last half of the twentieth century, implicitly proving the breadth of music …
Bring back Elvis! This funky new CD from The Gregory James band titled Come To Me isn’t all together straight jazz and yet not all together world music…
Brazilian-born guitarist Bola Sete’s widow, Anne Sete, is taking steps to ensure that his memory remains alive and that his recordings remain available for another generati…
Ricardo Silveira and Luiz Avellar have come together to produce an enchanting, soulful, daring and exciting CD. I absolutely enjoy listening and reviewing such a magnificen…
If you are not familiar with classical guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima, and your CD collection ranges from Andres Segovia to Tito Puente with some sprink…
Celebrating their 30 year anniversary, Azymuth brings to the jazz listening audience one of their very finest efforts with BRAZILIAN SOUL. An eclectic, tour de force, it is…