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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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  •  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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  • 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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I recently received this release by bassist Gary Foote (professionally known as "Mr. Foote"), and it didn't take long for me to decide that this disc deserves some greater …
This CD flows and doesn't stop to indvidualize songs featuring Marshall Allen, Marc Ribot, John Medeski, Damon Choice and others. The project is free jazz expression as the…
While Django Reinhardt is universally aknowledged as the founder, with Stephane Grappelli, of that distinctly European school of modern music known as 'Gypsy jazz', this re…
If you are into Big Band Jazz (and if you're not-why not?) then you should go out right now and buy this CD. Woody Herman had many fine bands, but the period represented on…
Many great artists featured on this CD. One of the producers is Stevie Wonder. The CD has a great upbeat sound without being too overpowering. I have more than one favorite…
The first time I heard about Joshua Redman was in a radio program, here in Spain, I thought he was good. I was wrong. He´s the best sax player since Sonny Rollins, and I wa…
Impressions: The Verve Jazz sides is a comparable 2 CD set covering Wes during his jazz years. The first CD captures Wes fronting big bands, and playing in combos with Jimm…
Back To Basics is a marvelous collection of twelve straight-ahead jazz tunes performed by the Christoph Spendel Trio". Spendel plays the Bosendorfer Imperial Grand Piano, w…
This incredible 4-CD boxed set from Mosaic chronicles trumpeter Lee Morgan's complete sessions as a leader in the 1950's for Blue Note. Through the set, one can hear the pr…
This album is one of my all time favorites. You can't go wrong with Jon Ambercrombie on guitar, Dave Holland on double bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums and piano. Three o…