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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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John Gilbert

John Gilbert

This album offers everything the Jazz cognoscenti could wish for and then some. Diane Marino goes from the fast moving "This Can't Be Love" to the chanson noir sadness o…
VSOJAZ Records in Virginia Beach has produced yet another fine recording with Laura Martier and The John Toomey Quartet. Miss Martier has the timing of a fine watch and …
This recording is a sensational tribute to Gene Harris by three remarkable musicians, two of which were members of "The Three Sounds" (Henry Franklin, Bass and Carl Burnett…
An all star lineup of Guitarists and the easy vocal style of Diane Hubka makes this recording a most delightful listening experience. Miss Hubka has the exceptional ability…
There are certain singers that immediately put the listener at ease. This is the case with Michele Anastasio whose clarity of tone, enunciation and God given ability to sta…
One can never capture the essence of sound with mere words. Suffice it to say that this disc pleases ones auditory receptors in the most majestic way. This recording is …
Kent Cohea and Alan Steger are a duo made for each other. Cohea's Tenor Saxophone at times has a Getz like feel but his ideas certainly run on differently, giving him an id…
Jean Shy has assembled some great tunes with very hip lyrics and she has performed them with soulful stylishness bred of lifes travails and good times. Miss Shy has supe…
This recording was composed, arranged with Midi Orchestrations by Tom Kubis featuring Cold September Morning composed by Steve Allen. Another side of Jennifer Hall is sh…
Ron Jackson has put together a fine album of standards and originals. Jackson has facility and ideation plus a swinging solo style despite a sometimes choppy drum backing t…