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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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Ronald Jackson

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Every band has a story and the Yaz Band’s story is wonderfully compelling. Their very humble beginnings should motivate any aspiring musician to keep plugging away. Yaz …
Jerry Rojas and Peter A. Schmid seem to be very competent musicians. However, this album appears to do little to truly showcase the talents of either artist. The directi…
Like good coffee, this quartet offers a strong, rich, full-bodied flavor that lends itself to the textured straight-ahead jazz put forth by many of the masters. Yaniv Na…
Remember Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters? Here’s the group's illustrious bassist with his second solo CD. His profile boasts of early positive feedback from reviewers all o…
I definitely love the business of reviewing CDs. It’s such an indescribably satisfying and rewarding experience. We reviewers get acquainted with some of the most remark…
Talk about starting off with definition! Second Movement, a precise band that combines the electricity of acid jazz with the intricacies of fusion and sprinklings of smo…
Ah yes, remember this songtress during the 2002-2005 Pieces of a Dream projects? Think of the funky, thunderous Devotion from No Assembly Required, the sou…
Here’s one whose bio states that there are hints of rock present in this CD. Hints of rock?? The CD bleeds rock.... copiously! Now, having created that gra…
Here’s a rather refreshing, easy listening jazz project offered up by an impressive trio, which includes New York keyboardist, Billy Mitchell, bassist (and drum programm…
While not being this reviewer's immediate preference, this group offers a different and mostly interesting musical direction. There’s no question that Vocé is comprised …