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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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  •  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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Randy Mcelligott

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Politzer’s second release is a self contained swinging session. Her creative spirit prevails throughout.Watercolor is a tapestry of aural colors. Beautiful and in…
On her debut recording as a solo artist, Cronholm and her group Ibis are featured throughout. This is a simple yet haunting recording with much depth and variation.The t…
TZH5 As they are known are an up and coming group determined to create beautiful yet challenging music.Zetterberg’s lamenting bass opens Kaften. Gulz’s sparse pia…
An appreciative crowd welcomed the Maggi Olin Band to Fasching, a club in Stockholm. An excellent quintet with chops to burn made this an evening to remember. Every composi…
Lars Gullin was a pivotal figure in the development of Swedish Jazz. Certainly one of the leading baritone sax players in the world. His playing was both mature and multi l…
A few years have passed since Knutsson recorded as a leader. During those years he has been developing his skills through writing, arranging and exploring Swedish folk melo…
Friends and Masters is another in a series of recordings made with his group Bebop & Beyond. Over the years this group has changed, but the spirit of the music remains inta…
Lane is one of a new breed of singer. She uses subtlety, intimacy and controlled phrasing to get a song across. Three originals from Karen are featured as well as nine stan…
With special guest Tiger Okoshi, Kleinhaut has raised the bar further with a most enjoyable and spirited collection of mostly originals on Chasing Tales. Having made…
The Electrics are a quartet of unparalleled creativity, skill and emotion. Chain Of Accidents was recorded live at the Copenhagen JazzHouse in Copenhagen Denmark Apr…