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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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  •  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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Robert Glasper is an excellent pianist, a fine composer, and a leader of a couple of bands. He is also a producer of considerable talent. His new album, his third on the Bl…

Richard Elliot is a Scottish born Contemporary Jazz saxophone player, who continually delivers musical treasures. His successful formula involves weaving a rich tapestry…
New Morning is a memorable DVD watching and listening experience. It showcases the talents of the Yellowjackets, and it should find a ready home with the jazz a…
When I heard the opening notes of Laughter’s Necklace of Tears, I was reminded at first of Stravinsky and the Rite of Spring. The mixture of bowed viola and pluck…
Life is being on the wire, everything else if just waiting. ~ Karl Wallenda (of the Flying Wallendas acrobatic family) Spyro Gyra is an enduring contemporary jazz…
Jeff Kashiwa has long brought exciting new hooks and loops into the musical arena. Known as the Superstar of Smooth Jazz, Kashiwa is already enjoying #1 space on Smooth Jaz…
For over a decade, saxophonist Matt Renzi has created innovative music with a sax-bass-drums trio. No piano. This provides the musical freedom illustrated by their third al…
Jazz legend Chico Hamilton, drummer, composer, leader, educator, producer and all around cultural treasure for America’s music, has a new record,Twelve Tones Of Love…
A NY contemporary of guys like Ben Monder and Brad Shepik, Baggetta is a versatile, lyrical guitar player with a melancholic compositional sense that lends itself to open e…
Orange Not Blue is the title of the new jazz CD from the Ray Vanderby Hammond Combo recorded for the Majique Music label. While technically a jazz release, Vand…