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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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  • 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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Glenn Astarita

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EFX acolytes, John Coxon and Ashley Wales (Spring Heel Jack) continue their modern/free jazz indulgences with this live release, recorded in England. As the meeting …
Brooklyn, NY., born Noah Rosen’s debut outing as a leader was recorded in Paris (his home-base), as the pianist apparently draws from his extensive musical career, for this…
The great modern jazz bassist Wilber Morris was scheduled to perform on this date. Sadly, he passed away in August 2002. To that end, the quartet plays with the utmost assu…
West Coast piano giant Larry Vuckovich morphs a potpourri of Balkan motifs into a modern mainstream musical environment, throughout most of this 2002 reissued gem origin…
Famed "New York City downtown scene provocateur, John Zorn produced this significant 2002 release by Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista. And other than, Zorn performing …
Recorded in 2001, this sprightly tribute to tenor sax great, Dexter Gordon pronounces a rather all-encompassing vibe, thru the viewpoint of drummer Jason Bodlovich. Featuri…
Veteran modern jazz artists, saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc and trumpeter Roy Campbell lend surefire support here. Yet, vibist and African balafon performer Khan Jamal clearly …
Trumpeter/composer Ralph Alessi has steadfastly built a reputation for pursuing the road less traveled. And while the artist institutes lyrically rich themes into his vast …
The modern jazz master from Sardinia, saxophonist Enzo Favata attempts to unveil the sacred mystery of his homeland on this set featuring vocals and Simone Zanchini’s textu…
This set recorded for the Norway based, "Sofa" record label features a multi-national cast of highly respected improvisers. It’s an electro-acoustic brew consisting of elec…