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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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  • 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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  •  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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In her second release on the Concord label, Nnenna Freelon devotes an album to the compositions of women, lending her evocative, passionate voice to musical adventures that…

She's standing there on the cover, lovely black and white photograph, big smile, looking to the heavens. You know what this is; you turn it on. "You got a blue eye", sings …

New Englander Julie Hardy uses her voice as a multi-hued instrument while harmonizing with the soloists and poignantly singing verse on this endearing septet endeavor. I…
It seems like I waited forever for Julie Hardy to release her new CD The Wish, an album released under the banner of World Culture Music, an artist collective rec…
Miss Lundy is truly the best female vocalist we have today. This CD is an absolute must for everyone who savors the finest female jazz singers. And if that fact is not enou…
Rotterdam, Holland, native Renee Doruyter presents a second project, "Hooked on Romance," featuring standards by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Lerner and Loewe, etc. Althou…
FOR YOUR EARS ONLY is a warmly sensitive and intimate collection of jazz vocals by singer Bob Stewart, and it is a CD collection that has some of the best jazz arrangements…
When this recording was released in 1996, it marked the first recording in almost ten years for this popular Swedish singer. Baumann made a wise choice selecting standards …
I always look forward to reviewing material featuring the songs of Cole Porter. Cole Porter was versatile as both composer and writer of poetic lyrics. His music has a time…
Listening to the music of Johnny Mercer as interpreted by jazz vocalist Susannah McCorkle is a lovely way to spend an evening. This collection, THE SONGS OF JOHNNY MERCER, …