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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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    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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Guitarist Burr Johnson displays a wide range of influence on his latest disc What It Is. The fiery six-stringer incorporates progressive rock shredding and sonic c…
Guitarist Burr Johnson sports a hefty resume via performances with jazz organist Jack McDuff, the legendary Ray Charles and back-to-back stints at the Montreux Jazz Fest…
Damon Sawyer’s new CD Struttin’ South is a straight-ahead, fusion influenced package featuring some of Europe’s finest jazz musicians. Mr. Sawyer, a polished drum…
Mahavishnu Re-Defined is an all-star tribute to one of the most innovative musicians in the jazz fusion scene. Featuring acts such as Nguyen Le, The Mahavishnu …
A trombone, bass and drums, that’s all the Karl Walters Jr. Trio needs to make challenging and interesting music. Theses musicians are not afraid of taking chances and expe…
In Aymeric Leroy's interview, guitarist Gary Boyle states that Weather Report was more of an influence than Mahavishnu Orchestra, which may come as a surprise to those w…
"If you listen to a lot of music, it gradually seeps into your consciousness or your unconsciousness and comes out in your music." ~ John Abercrombie Victor Woote…
This is the first CD from the Danish supergroup Velo Velo and I hope is not the last one. An homage to personalities and aspects of the cycling world, the music on this CD …
According to the press notes, bassist/producer Richie Goods is the youngest person ever inducted into the Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Fame. As the artist leads this j…
I’ll go out on a short limb by inferring that legendary guitar god Jeff Beck’s 2008 release recorded over five nights at London’s fabled Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club looms as…