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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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  • 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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    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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The 1990’s and beyond have been dubbed the "decades of the brain," as technology and research continually allows scientists to explain how the brain functions as never b…
Ellen’s singing career began in Chicago, where she exhibited a versatile mix of acoustic styles, ranging from pop and jazz to theatrical numbers.It could be said …
12.04.2006

Miami Jam by Lino

Published in Other - CD Reviews
This is the third installment from this talented guitarist but the first I’ve heard. I’m impressed. With a sound and style often akin to the likes of Craig Chaquico, this y…
Throughout the course of a year, I receive all kinds of compact discs, DVD’s and believe it or not cassette tapes to review. Although the focus of most of these recordin…
This is an interesting CD, well worth a listen and review. Letha, a native of my hometown, Washington, DC, presents 17 very original and thought-provoking tracks. There is …
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