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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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  • 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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  • 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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Dave Wayne

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Co-led by vocalist Mary LaRose and saxophonist Jeff Lederer, Shakers 'n' Bakers creates a hybrid music that is as intellectually challenging as it is earthy, passionate, an…
In music, the term ‘untempered’ refers to instruments that can reach notes that don’t correspond to those on the piano keyboard. Western music is generally devoid of untemp…
The first thing I noticed about "The Tortoise" by Rob Mosher and Storytime, besides its lovely cover art, was the CD's credits - they have the look of a movie po…
Guitarist and composer Yoshie Fruchter is another of John Zorn's recent musical discoveries who works in the increasingly audible - and visible - world of Radical Jewish Cu…
Pianist and composer Lazslo Gardony doesn't record a whole lot - Dig Deep is only his eighth recording as a leader since his US debut The Secret was relea…
Mostly Other People Do The Killing - one of the more creative group monikers I've encountered in many years - is an extremely energetic quartet of young virtuoso musicia…
Noah Preminger is a young jazz tenor saxophonist whom, if his debut recording Dry Bridge Road is any indication, you would do well to give a good hard listen to. L…
Co-led by the young, up-and-coming New York City-based pianist (Bennett Paster) and bassist (Gregory Ryan), Grupo Yanqui's stock-in-trade is accomplished - but not overly-p…
Aside from his work with Andy Milne, Prince is also known for his work with saxophonist Carlos Ward's group, the Broadway show 'Dreamgirls', and the great neo-soul-jazz gro…
A new John McLaughlin recording is, for me, a highly anticipated event. Floating Point even more so, as it is perhaps the first time that the guitar legend has mer…