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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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  • 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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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 had to stop and think for a few minutes before I could put Carrie Clark into a genre. Even though she has many influences that flourish on her EP "Reverie," like pop and …
Steve Howe is a world-renowned guitar virtuoso with the great progressive rock group Yes. Probably only the most devoted fans realize that there is much more to him …
It is refreshing to see an immigrant such as Monty Alexander paying his respects to the country that gave him boundless opportunity in his chosen field. I look at myself, a…
Captured live at the Keystone Corner in San Francisco from August 31 to September 7, 1980, "Consecration," which is the sister set to the previously released "The Last Walt…
Chuck Mangione crossed the line from contemporary jazz to pop and easy listening in a big way. On his smash hit "Feels So Good," his most successful song, he proved that he…
Jean Luc Ponty recorded a live performance at Semper Opera in Dresden, Germany on May 25, 2001. This CD is the result of that recording. Ponty and his longtime band cover m…
Al Di Meola manages to release a top shelf album every time out. I do not believe he has ever received a negative response to anything he has ever done in the studio or liv…
Woody Herman had many different incarnations of his big band sound. "King Cobra" was his attempt at remaining young and sounding hip with the times even though his was gett…
Telarc’s silver anniversary is aptly celebrated with this 2 disc set. What many people may not realize is that the label was producing quality classical music long before t…
The divine and beautiful voice of Ella Fitzgerald is one that has left an impression upon multitudes of hopeful jazz divas worldwide for decades, and one that will continue…