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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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  • 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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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.

I am accustomed to hearing jazz CDs that play a good hour or more so I was a bit out of sorts when this CD stopped playing after a little over a half hour. I did not let th…
Ray Brown (god rest his soul) was one of the most respected and loved bass players in jazz. He knew many people in the jazz world and played with most of them at one time o…
Clarence Bucaro is not a musical icon, and I am sure he does not really care if he ever does attain those lofty heights. He is a purebred entertainer of American folk tales…
As a bandleader and piano player, Stan Kenton helped to push the musical envelope in the jazz genre. He enabled future luminaries to approach their music in the same fashio…
What comes to mind when you hear the name Hybrid Freak Division? My initial thought, as many people would think, is that this is no ordinary band. As it turns out, i…
This DVD reproduces Dave Brubeck's appearance on Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual show in 1961. The performance is in black and white capturing conversations with Brubeck in bet…
Broadcasted originally in 1968 and shot in black-and-white, B.B. King’s appearance on Ralph Gleason’s Jazz Casual is a look inside the "King of The Blues" and his band. I p…
This CD is a musical match made in heaven. Paquito D’Rivera performs with the New York Voices and Claudio Roditi to create a gorgeous blend of "Brazilian Dreams" featuring …
Alice Stuart has a lineage of blues music behind her that not only impresses, but will also surprise many of the uninitiated that may feel they had a good grasp on the hist…
Frijid Pink typified late '60s Detroit rock. Their self-titled debut was a startling mixture of rock-blues-psychedelic music. A rocking electrifying version of "Hous…