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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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  • 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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  • 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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Morrice Blackwell

Morrice Blackwell

Owner and publisher of jazzreview.com, Morrice Blackwell is a christian husband dad jazz fan website developing marketing manager basketball playing engineer that lives for photography.

The Right Stuff label in conjunction with Virgin Records has released a new best of series called Blues Kingpins. It seems fitting that I start the proceedings by re…
The American institution Harley Davidson motorcycles and some of the best blues players on the planet join forces on the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse Blues CD. The comp…
In April 2003, the Mike Kaplan Nonet released their debut release How’s That?. The cover of the CD explains the title that is for sure. How do several men calmly sit…
I clearly remember George Benson’s song "Breezin'" playing on AM radio stations back in the ‘70s and how much it sounded different from anything else I was listening to at …
The title of this CD paints the picture for you before you ever pick up the brush and apply it to the canvas. Friends in the Can is a celebration of the band Canned …
Kindle is Sandra Bazzarelli’s five-song statement of vocal diversity. Backed by a highly potent blues-rock attack courtesy of Ed Littman’s stinging guitar licks, she…
Christine Martucci looks like a foxy diva ready to lure you in with sultry vocals; however, this is not what you will hear on this CD. This is a rock ‘n’ roll girl with a c…
Figuring out the styles of music that Chicago has ventured into over their 36-year history is easy; the difficult thing would be to find a musical road they have not taken.…
Robin O’ Herin is a homegrown down-to-earth talent. Home is the Berkshire’s in a little town called Lee, located in western Massachusetts.
O’ Herin does the blues ju…
When Martha Lipton’s Blissville starts into the leadtrack "bodySoul&mind" (not a typo, that is the way it’s spelled), you may think that a techno-electronica album i…