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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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  • 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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  •  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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George W. Carroll

George W. Carroll

'The power of words & the human voice, to evoke emotionwhich helps us take in our own subjective musical experience.'A current day philosopher: (ME!!....chuckle, chuckle )s…
Just like the masthead states..........Bruce Arnold & Mike Miller................Two fine jazz guitarists re-inventing their great jazz standards with all the components of…
Tied to an era, & performed such........Lush, Haunting, Expressive,Poignant, Moving, Touching, Magical......with all the accoutrements to assure a viable CD project.......S…
This is the 2'nd time I believe that I've reviewed a disc for ' The New Urban Groove' jazz group. Once again, I'm moved by their progressive approach to stressed dissonance…
She's sultry, assertive, compelling.............And, nice looking too!Oregon based Jazz singer Belinda Underwood comes to us multi-honed.......A double threat..........She …
First, it's always nostalgic to review an artist from my roots. And,seeing the name Peter Kontrimos, a bass player extraordinaire as well as consummate recording engineer, …
It's hard to stay in your seat when you hear the 1'st cut of thisanimated and very cogent jazz quartet. Plus, using one of my favorite reedmen, David Liebman was a personal…
With all the modern ingredients of jazz, time, phrasing, taste,incandescence, et al.........jazz chanteuse Alma Micic steps up to the vocal plate & hits a home run with her…
With an amalgam of his totally consummate choice of jazz musicians, jazz pianist Luis Perdomo embarks on his take of the world of Latin & bebop. Luis & his group perform wi…
Cuban born drummer Dafnis Prieto displays his wonderful Latin culture with his debut CD project, 'About The Monks.' Prieto & his sidemen, compel us to 'drink in' their musi…