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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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  • 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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Karl Stober

Karl Stober

Blistering Intensity.... .For those devotees of vocal jazz, take your plastic and charge this purchase to your jazz account! This voice is hot and geared up to lay so…
This spin is for every distressed desire that has met heartache at the door. Moods of misplaced moments are the tone for Peter Marshall’s "No Happy Endings" an exquisite co…
Rhythmic escapades that transport listeners to the edge best define Katahdin’s Edge, a 2004 release by Mixed Media. Incorporated are arrangements offering a sense of hypnot…
Heating up the Yuletide.... .For most of us we tend to forget the enjoyment and fun we had during the holidays as a child. Les DeMerle and band deliver The Jazz Spirit o…
Outstanding (Period)Few times ever do I get excited about a project right out of the jewel case but it can happen and did. The George Gee Big Band along with GJazz Recor…
Too short but very cool!In the grand institution of style with great vocalists of cool such as Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Al Martino, Len Guardino offers his vocal …
Again the signature string style of Tuck Andress mixed with wife and partner Patti Cathcart has produced a gift that the jazz society can embrace. A Gift of Love released i…
The sensations felt as the guitar interacts to jazz is similar of that to the first tender touch of a new romance. For it sparks chills and ignites tireless flames within. …
With first impression in hand, I equate this music with the sultry ambiance and fire of a Sarasota sun off shore just as the peaceful blanket of nightfall enter ones life. …
No one artist appraises the restrictions of textbook Jazz with such strong fervor than saxophonist and innovator of style Courtney Pine. With his ninth studio album release…