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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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  •  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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Ida Cox (1896-1967) walked into the Paramount studios in Chicago during the summer of 1924. During the session the legendary blues artist waxed four takes of her own compos…
Here’s another release of material gathered from Las Vegas hotel broadcasts during the 1960s. The sessions went out live from various hotels via Mike Gold’s KLUC radio stat…
Linda Hopkins released her first album in 25 years on her 82nd birthday in mid-December, 2006. She’s a very gutsy gal and still puts whitecaps on the beer when she shouts t…
How’s this for openers: The greatest jazz trumpeter in the world and his all-star band are in town! The concert is sold out. A very happy event is at hand. The king will…
This unlikely CD arrived this week as part of the Request Records Jazz From Club15 series. While the Lombardo band was arguably one of the most successful of the big…
Traditional jazz fans in Toronto don’t consider a weekend complete without attending the Saturday matinee at the C’est What and the music of the Hot Five Jazzmakers.…
It’s wonderful to see Hazel Walker’s return to the recording studio. It’s been too long! We loved her debut album and reviewed it in these pages almost five years ago. As o…
British-born clarinetist, Chris Burke, is no stranger to travel. Over the years, Burke has played in Belgium, England, Tunisia, Mexico, Venezuela, French West Indies, Roman…
New Orleans Delight is no stranger to fans of Crescent City jazz nor of this website. This CD is the eighth to be covered in these pages since 2001. The Danish band …
French trumpeter, Dan Vernhettes, penned the notes for this classic set of CDs. While the text is predominately in the French language, a short history of the music is adde…