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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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This is a collection of Gershwin for people who enjoy Gershwin, and it is a very nice introduction to the music of George Gershwin for those who are new to him! There are v…
Upon listening to the first track from the Phil Bancroft Trio album "Swings and Roundabouts", I wasn't sure if soon I would be lulled to sleep. The opening section of the f…
As they say, nothing is really new in jazz these days. It’s all been done before and what remains is for upcoming generations to interpret and add to the tradition with the…
This straight-ahead CD is so very welcome and full of what so many of us miss. The title track is not a shy piece, it tells the listening audience to jump right on the s…
Sacre Jeru! Somebody has finally taken on the legacy of Gerry Mulligan the composer/arranger, not the saxophonist, as he was sometimes overlooked / under-appreciated as a c…
Let me be the first to give you an "Introduction" to this young 22 year old drummer / leader / composer who must have been reincarnated from a great jazz musician from the …
This project which was produced by Nicholas Payton contains nine original tunes and three remakes marks the renaissance in Payton's career as he steps away from traditional…
What we have here is an old-fashioned, good-natured Tenor Sax Duel, like Dexter & Wardell and Lockjaw & Griffin used to have. The late, often under-rated Harris (for younge…
Art Farmer is one of the true living legends of jazz that provides jazz fans with a taste of where jazz came from while yet providing a look into where it is going. Art hav…
With this package, we get a fine overview of the late, legendary trumpet master Kenny Dorham's earliest accomplishments. That's to say, Blues in Bebop focuses on his earlie…