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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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Guitarist extraordinaire Tim Spark fuses a vibrant spin on traditional klezmer music set down by the once heralded "King of the klezmer clarinet" Naftule Brandwein, who …
A PhD jazz educator, Australia reared woodwind artist and composer, Jacam Manricks calls New York City home. On this 2009 release, he employees a superior quintet and 40…
Beware of unintended consequences. Or, in the case of Mark Isaacs, be grateful for them. The Australian jazz pianist had recorded various trio albums, which included Austra…
Active within New York City’s fertile progressive jazz scene, guitarist Will Sellenraad’s third album featuring his venerable band-mates, imparts a cool, sleek, and guts…
Changes in the Wind is the first album as a leader for Boston Jazz veteran Brian McCree. This is an album full of swinging and soulful music. The musicians on Chan…
Sometimes a creative notion take a long, frustrating and winding path to completion, but sometimes the end result turns out to be even better than originally anticipated…
Changes in the Wind is the first album as a leader for Boston Jazz veteran Brian McCree. This is an album full of swinging and soulful music. The musicians on Changes in th…
Talking House Records has issued three volumes of new material under the moniker Blueprints of Jazz, by artists who have made a huge impact, either as first-call ses…
Mosaic’s stated goal is to create an original voice, performing in a range of styles; to be unique and experimental yet to remain accessible. In its first CD, Unsaid, Un…
Nocturne for Ava is a beautifully conceived and executed album. It adheres to guitarist Bob Sneider and vibraphonist Joe Locke’s idea of thematically producing a tri…