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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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35 W. 4th St. is a rousing original composition by Don Friedman, giving the audience a sample of the Trio's exquisite skills. Cole Porter’s I Concentrate on Yo…
Described as a Sonic Creation, this talented group of nine musicians, offer a 19-original-track project, filled with inspiring inflections, two saxophones, trombone, keys, …
Every once in a while a hot CD catches the attention of DJs across the country. Back On Track is one that did, even before its official release in October.Finger…
Perky, upbeat, yet sensual and sublime talents, master flutist Chip Shelton and THE master of bass, Ron Carter team up to create an ear-friendly variety of tunes: several w…
Seven fresh, talented artists provide a rounded combination of instrumentals and vocals, creating an interesting, very listenable CD-- A splendid variety of soulful ballads…
Several tracks are written by Dave Costarella, who also does the lead vocals on manysongs, giving this album a lively combination of ballads and instrumentals.Take me…
Two tracks, totaling 38 minutes of flutes, percussion, sensual beats, like a walk through the mysterious jungle.Special guest, Max Roach, gives tribute to the sounds of …
Influenced by the Hard Bop of Art Blakey, Hank Mobley and Cannonball Adderley, the No Name Jazz Sextet hails from Montreal, led by saxophonist Alexandre Cote and drummer Ug…
Larry Koonse provides a stellar guitar performance on Dukeisms as Jeff Driskill blows tenor sax, Kim Richmond: alto sax and Dick Weller keeps beat on the drums.
Enter My Mind shows off Marlon Saunders’ throaty depth along with his ability to strike those high notes, backed by Rosa Russ’ silky, sultry tones, along with Billy …
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