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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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  • 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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This is a recording which features David Murray and Oliver Lake. The session took place in Senegal, West Africa, and the pride and rediscovery the musicians experienced com…
This is not just another Keith Jarrett solo concert. In its form, it resembles the previous solo concerts by on of the leaders in Jazz improvisational concerts. After Koln …
Dance for the New World is Rob Mullins most recent CD release on Zebra Records. It has been three years since the release of Music for Lovers and One Night in Houston and t…
Guess where I first head this group? Would you believe me if I told you that I heard the Squirrel Nut Zippers on a modern rock station? Imagine hearing elements of swing, d…
This is one CD that I've been eagerly anticipating, and it does not disappoint. It features Murray along with D.D. Jackson, Santi Debriano, and L.T. Lewis. There are four P…
Don Grolnik's Nighttown is a CD that I instantly liked being centered, as it is, on the early 60's Herbie Hancock sound. If you love Hancock's Dolphin Danceon Maiden Voyage…
I found this CD by accident. Listened to a few minutes of each song and had to buy it.…
Very good contemporary Jazz. Very easy to groove to, I will advise you and the rest of the world to listen to this young man. Music is very well put together. Try it you mi…
Good beat, good strong vocals, arrangement unique, and a great supporting cast!…
To the casual observer Zen Dadio's name may create images of a group of New Age hipsters. To the careful listener, however, it appears that the group, through its tightly a…