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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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  • 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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Jesse Selengut - trumpeter, composer and band-leader introduces the listener to his band Noir, with a dark ominous electronic wail, rapidly laying down a smooth trumpet mel…
Yotam Rosenbaum, award winning composer, arranger, bandleader and drummer has produced a fine album, a mix of different styles and influences in a manner that is a pleasure…
Trio Encompas - Live on the Vaughan Mall the second album by this post-bop trio has, this time out, captured a more energetic rhythm section. The band takes off from…
Cross Border Trio’s debut album New Directions has wonderful tenor saxophone playing, a rhythm section that is sounding full, fresh, and exciting. This North Mexico …
Trio Encompas have produced a self titled debut album, a studio recording with some nice playing by Thom Keith, primarily on alto saxophone and at times quite remini…
World music, hand drumming, fascinating rhythms and beats galore, are presented in fine form on this enticing recording. Hands On'Semble is a contemporary percussion ensemb…
Quinsin Nachoff’s Magic Numbers, is all that and quite a bit more, magical that is. A multi-textured work of musical artistry, blending different genres within …
Chase Sanborn is a trumpeter - flugelhorn player of exceptional talent, his new CD Perking Up features two of his own compositions, "Rompin’ at the Rex" and "Co…
Chris Tarry is an electric bassist, a composer, an arranger, and he is the producer and leader on this first rate album, Sorry to be Strange. Chris Tarry need n…
Contemporary jazz is Here, the premier album by Canadian drummer Ernesto Cervini is an excellent first effort. Mr. Cervini has composed all of the songs; he is sh…