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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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  •  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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With a background firmly rooted in progressive rock and progressive jazz, bassist Richard Addison delivers Mood Swings, a broad program of fusion which ought to garn…
Sophomore efforts are often a challenge, especially when the first one is so fresh and new. But with Rising Tide, Tim Garland and his trio show that Storms/Noctur…
Abaton means a "place not to be entered unbidden". Abaton, pianist Sylvie Courvoisier’s debut for ECM records, and also the name of the trio which is completed by vi…
Eschewing the chordal nature of his work over the past ten years, Swallow delivers Damaged in Transit, a pared down trio set recorded live on tour in France in 2001.…
In contrast to 2003’s Word of Mouth Revisited, which was largely imitative, Brian Bromberg’s 2002 release, Jaco pays tribute to the late, great bassist/compos…
While Cryptogramophone has arguably reserved the best for last with their release of The Music of Eric von Essen Volume III, they have clearly left the darkest and, …
Stories is an auspicious début from Austrian pianist/horn player Michael Kahr, who now spends much of his time in Sydney, Australia, and is making his mark on the vi…
You may not have heard of saxophonist Andy Snitzer, but if you listen to pop music at all, then you’ve probably heard him. He has played with everyone from Er…
Why is Gary Meek such an unknown entity? While not a groundbreaker by any means, he is a confident and diverse saxophonist and flautist who has spent many years as a journe…
There are two things that are surprising about Gerd Dudek’s ’Smatter: first, at the age of sixty-three, it’s the first album to be released under his own name; secon…