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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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  • 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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Libby York is a New York born jazz vocalist now residing in Chicago. Blue Gardenia is her first CD and hopefully, not her last. The smokey voiced singer reaches back to the…
There is something wonderfully special in the direct manner which Rose Bonanza delivers a jazz vocal. The best way to explain it is to listen to her version of Cole Porter'…
This isn’t a record; it’s a conversation. Barbara Morrison talks to her band, her duet partners; most emphatically she talks to you, in a piercing style hard to forget. Whi…
This CD has a lot of romantic feel to it, and has a definite 1940s touch of elegance to it! Barbara Folden on vocals, Michael Raphael on vocals and piano, David Cleveland o…
The great jazz divas displayed a number of qualities. Ella -swinging agility; Betty Carter and Carmen McRae- inventive rhythmic phrasing; Sarah Vaughan-that incredible rang…
Linda Ciofalo opens her CD with Cole Porter's "You Do Something To Me," and you know immediately here is a jazz vocalist that has style, energy, and emotion! Mike Capoblanc…
My gosh, another Texan! There's a lot of nice talent emerging from the Lone Star State recently. Janice Garner is a new young Dallas vocalist who fits perfectly into the to…
This debut recording heralds a bright new vocalist. Peggy Cone is a native New Yorker and appears here with a small group including Andrew Hall, bass; Vincent Jacqz, piano;…
When Andy Bey's 1996 album, 'Blues Ballads and Bey' appeared on the scene, the first impression was of a genius, cut from whole cloth. Like Kaspar Hauser, he appeared as if…
The world has been waiting for this glorious reissue of Chris Connor's years with Atlantic Records. The two CD package includes a nice booklet with complete personnel but u…