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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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  • 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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  • 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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  •  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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Scott Menhinick

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LONGMEADOW, MA -- On September 6th, guitarist/composer Michael Musillami will release Dachau (Playscape Recordings PSR#020505), the second recording by his working trio with bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller. The band will celebrate the release of their newest disc, which also features guest appearances by pianist Peter Madsen, saxophonist Tom Christensen and trumpeter Dave Ballou, with a Northeast tour in November and a European tour in January 2006. Dachau takes its n
AVON, CT -- 482 Music is proud to announce the August 23rd release of the Greg Burk Trio's Nothing, Knowing (482-1037), featuring the renowned rhythm section team of electric bassist Steve Swallow and drummer/percussionist Bob Moses. The Rome-based pianist/composer's 482 Music debut, and follow-up to his first two well-received recordings as a leader on Italy's legendary Soul Note label, continues his documentation of an increasingly personal sound forged by a penchant for memorable melod
BOSTON, MA -- On July 12th, Swedish-born guitarist/composer Björn Wennås will release Static (Beartones 003), featuring fellow Boston scene veterans Carmen Marsico (vocals), Phil Grenadier (trumpet), Michel Reis (piano), Bruno Råberg (bass), and Ziv Ravitz (drums). Static's eight tracks are performed by combinations of musicians ranging from duo to sextet, and feature both original music and unusual arrangements of seminal pieces by Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane. W
BOSTON, MA -- The John Tchicai/Garrison Fewell/Tino Tracanna Quintet is proud to announce the June 28th North American release date for Big Chief Dreaming (Soul Note 121385-2), its first release on the legendary Italian label Soul Note, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2005. This international quintet performs a diverse range of original compositions by its three leaders, veteran Afro-Danish multi-instrumentalist and free jazz pioneer John Tchicai, Boston-based guitarist Garrison
ROME, ITALY -- Noted Italian jazz vocalist/composer Cinzia Spata is proud to announce the June 21st expanded release of her most recent recording, 93-03 (Azzurra Music TBPJAB096), in North America and beyond through CDBaby.com, North Country Distributors and TCL Special Order Imports. It is also available direct from the label, Italy's Azzurra Music, and its own distribution network.

This new release documents nine highlights from Ms. Spata's repertoire over the last decade, as well as

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NEW YORK, NY -- Bassist/composer Mario Pavone will celebrate his 40th anniversary in music with performances at four New York venues from April 27th to May 11th. Spanning two weeks, this tour will spotlight Pavone's Totem Quartet and Nu Trio/Sextet, and feature special guests including saxophonist Marty Ehrlich and trumpet player Steven Bernstein. Pavon

Playscape Recordings continues the celebration of its 5th anniversary with the March 29th release of Tom Christensen's New York School (PSR#J041504). Known for years as a respected double-reed specialist and valued sideman with the likes of Joe Lovano and Toshiko Akiyoshi among many others, Christensen has steadily established his leadership status since 2000 with his two previous releases, Gualala (Naxos Jazz), and his Playscape debut, Paths (PSR#J111601). He is joined on <
The 482 Music label is proud to announce the forthcoming release of the legendary Fonda/Stevens Group's eighth recording, Forever Real (482-1032), as well as the eighth title in its ongoing Document Chicago series, Rosenberg/Baker/Hatwich/Daisy's New Folk, New Blues (482-1031). These two new titles continue the label's mission of supporting new creative music performed by veterans and up-and-coming performers alike.

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Forever Real
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