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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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  • 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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Comprehensive Biography Celebrates the Centennial of Tommy Dorseys Birth There was a time when Big Bands ruled the land: brass bands string bands s...
The Rhythms and Roots of Latin Music, from Bossa Nova to Salsa and Beyond. Latin Beat was written as a broad overview of Latin music, a continuousl...
For music fans interested in the "where" and "how" questions behind their favorite records, Temples of Sound: Inside the Great Recording Studios is...
Rick Koster Nets a Gumbo as Diverse and Delicious as its Namesake Experts on the subtitled subgenres may not like Louisiana Music. They"ll feel too...
Unique Biographical Road Story Sets New Standard for Jazz Journalism Jazz in the Bittersweet Blues of Life is quality literature, whether you love ...
Heres a review about a book about the stories about the movie about the most famous jazz photograph of all time. The book also contains stories abo...
JAZZ: A History of Americas Music is a companion piece to the award-winning 10 part documentary series of the same name. If you"ve been thinking of...
Award-winning Gil Evans Biography is as Complex and Perceptive as his Music Gil Evans (b.1912-d.1988) was a legendary jazz composer, arranger, and ...
John Coltrane Biography is Interesting but Problematic "There are two things in particular that I would like to get at in this book: John Coltrane ...
Curious Melodies from the Lost Travel Diaries of Sir Albus Manchild takes the art of the concept record to a whole new level. The latest project by the Beston B…
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