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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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  • 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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  •  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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A subtle, laid back, yet melodic & harmonic George Shearingis proffered to us in the current incarnation of his new CD project'Like Fine Wine.' It's hard to believe Shearin…
This CD from Mark Masters & Lee Konitz is full of excellent playing and clever ideas. Konitz has recorded several legendary dates with large and big bands through the years…
Mimi Fox doesn’t have anything to prove. Widely recognized by her peers and jazz guitar aficionados around the world as one of the most gifted, straight-ahead players on th…
Bay Area guitarist Mimi Fox makes me wish I had paid more attention taking guitar lessons as a teenager. Ms. Fox is not merely a meticulous technician, she is a unique guit…
Oh! the new recording by the quartet Scolohofo could have easily turned into a battle of egos where each member adapts a jam session mentality by trying to out play the oth…
Boston's Gypsy Schaeffer is a quartet of impeccable pedigree. Alto player Andy Voelker & drummer Chris Punis are alumni of the renown Berklee College of Music, while trombo…
Don’t assume (as I did) that just because Boston combo Gypsy Schaeffer is a piano/guitar-less ensemble - ‘bone, alto sax, bass, drums - that they’re a free/avant-type group…
Don’t be fooled by the name. Gypsy Schaeffer is not an exotic dancer of Hungarian descent. In fact, it’s not a person at all.It’s a group - a jazz quartet, to be exact.<…
It runs in the family was a very well put together compositions of cool jazz tunes from some of our old favorite artist and a couple of new favorite artist. Diana Krall did…
Perky, upbeat, yet sensual and sublime talents, master flutist Chip Shelton and THE master of bass, Ron Carter team up to create an ear-friendly variety of tunes: several w…