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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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  • 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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Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez

Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez

Saxophone Cartel, a diaphanous sextet brings about classic reed forms of sounds as well as an array of modern jazz stylizations and improvising passages. Caught InTh…
Extraordinary gifted, Brazilian bassist and anthropologist Rodrigo Ferrari Nunes pays a wonderful tribute on The Bias Project #1 to flared improvisers such a…
A patchwork of active comprehensible groove formats is the contour of The Don Turoso Septet’s music. Turoso attests here his performing ability on tenor, alto and so…
Jaleel Shaw’s fruitful imagination, (although strongly influenced by the great Coltrane and Shorter) meticulous technique, and an elegant playing ability has extr…
Directions is a substantial, free improvisation and structured quest embraced with unimpeachable instrumentalism, a strong sense of lyricism and a vitriolic pu…
Agile Polish twins Marcin and Brat Olés gestated on Suite trio + after to listenig to French trumpeter Jean-Luc Cappozzo’s work done with Louis Sclavis. Suit…
"It’s going wild" is how Stampede must be spelled said drummer Per-Arne Tollbom. The album has no slick after cuts or overdubs; it’s just the result of an emotion…
Gregg August’s family legacy is without a doubt based in music. Since his tender age he was--and still is--driven by an eagerness for creation and discovery. August was …
Bright Road is literally a bright debut album for Korean born pianist Min Rager. A resident of Canada for nine years, Rager has already marked her o…
There you go .... a young bright baritone player who doesn’t want to imitate anybody and dares to tread on dangerous waters. His name is Charles Evans, the many slopes o…