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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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  • 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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Portuguese trumpeter Sei Miguel’s Esfingico - Suite For A Jazz Combo might initially suggest a hybrid classical-jazz score, but it’s largely entrenched within ava…
Chad Taylor and Rob Mazurek are two prominent ambassadors of Chicago’s progressive-jazz and improvisational scene. Among numerous side projects and band affiliations, th…
ECM Records presence within jazz, improvisation, neo-classical, world music and other jazz-related genres/hybrids, captured the ears and minds of music adventure seekers, h…
Strong material serves as a catalyst for this band’s second album in ten years. Founded by guitarist Stever Rothery of the progressive-rock band Marillion, singer Hannah…
Perennial guitar god Allan Holdsworth and gifted keyboardist Alan Pasqua were key members of late, great polyrhythmic drummer Tony Williams’ New Lifetime quartet and ass…
According to the press release, contrabassist Bill Noertker "paints musical portraits of the natural and supernatural world." Essentially, this notion comes to fruition …
Drummer Tobias Gebb and his all-star band merge traditional small ensemble jazz swing attributes with a modern day hip factor. With this release, Gebb hires formidable h…
The trio’s second album is purportedly heavier and somewhat nastier than its first jazz-trio date. They’ve upped the ante during this aerial assault, that owes homage to…
This reissue of saxophonist and ethnomusicologist Marion Brown’s 1968 quartet date, and second outing for ESP, highlights his unique fusion of cutting-edge avant-improv …
Eminent sideman and solo artist, pianist James Weidman bridges modern mainstream with the outside schema on his fourth date as a leader. His support structure rings like…