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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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Wen Mews Sunday Morning Santa Monica is a fabulous collection of Jazz and Bossa Nova tunes, all written by Wen Mew.Wen and partner Michael Parlett have the feel…
A painstakingly-accurate performance by a jazz repertory orchestra can leave you with the feeling that something is missing. A fact-filled chronological presentation of jaz…
According to the press release, contrabassist Bill Noertker "paints musical portraits of the natural and supernatural world." Essentially, this notion comes to fruition …
At the age of 72, Mike Mainieri isn’t the household name among the jazz public that he should be. He played his first professional gig on vibes when he was 14 as part of…
The first sound from Scotty Barnhart's debut release, Say It Plain, a parade whistle, will make you sit up and take notice. Your attention is justified. Barnhart is …
The Italian-born, Boston-based guitarist Massimo Sammi is currently a composition student at the New England Conservatory, where he's won the praise of giants such as Ran B…
A morpho is a brightly colored butterfly found in tropical forests-an apt name for this CD by Gunhild Seim & Time Jungle. In fact,like a butterfly, this music has a free fl…
There comes a time in everyone’s life when reflection becomes a natural order of things in getting from point "a" to "b." For some of us, it’s looking at old photo album…
Bobby Selvaggio provides a formidable assortment of musical delicacies on his most current release entitled Modern Times. Selvaggio is a superb saxophonist whose …
Free is the title of the fourth release on the Sweet Briar Music label for the Ad Colen Quartet. Covering a wide-ranging scope of tuneful sound-vistas, this newly…