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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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  • 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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Royal Stokes explains succinctly in the introduction to his new book Growing Up with Jazz that his switch in interest from the study of the Classic...
RHYTHM SCIENCE is a book. Yet, it takes on a life of its own and behaves like a performance. The design of Miller's book works on visual, aural and...
Ashley Kahn, author of KIND OF BLUE , has written yet another book in tribute to a recording. That recording is A LOVE SUPREME, naturally the title...
THE ETHIC OF INVISIBILITY This article has been writing itself for the last couple of days as I was finishing this book. It initially attracted me ...
From DeCapo Press, the recently published JAZZ IN THE BITTERSWEET BLUES OF LIFE by musician, Wynton Marsalis, and music writer, Carl Vigeland, inte...
Trios make headway when the members can transcend their interdependence. Since each musician has his own identity, he can move independently of the others in the musical…
A corner of the music world where female jazz vocalists congregate often is an intimate club setting. The jazz standard is standard fare. Uprooting jazz standards necess…
Every now and then a recording comes out which renews the realization of how richly creative improvised music can be. What is intriguing is the idea of the well of intro…
It is never too late to write about a recording that is beautiful enough to defy time. So it can be said of The Free Zen Society on Thirsty Ear, which came out in…
It might be easy to forget that the piano is a percussion instrument because it is used as a solo instrument constantly and has a history that has made it untouchable as…
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