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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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Thomas R. Erdmann

Thomas R. Erdmann

The best jazz to listen to is always when the musicians have no need to try and impress the listener. Already established with their reputations, the individuals sit back a…
To say 21-year old electric guitarist Tom McNalley has chops would be an understatement. To say McNalley plays free-jazz in long extended and far-ranging jams which vary gr…
The far-reaching and wide influence of Wayne Shorter, both as a writer and performer, on the contemporary and straight-ahead jazz scene is one area of concentration to rece…
Drummer/percussionist Gary Hobbs first made his mark in jazz on one of the most dynamic and forward-thinking big band albums of all time, Kenton ’76 (Creative World)…
Shantano Irad Cruz, the brains behind and sole performer on Clash Of Tides, is a multi-instrumentalist, performer, producer and recording engineer who lives and work…
This collection of ten songs, all minimal grooves, is all organized around the bass playing of Satiesh Mathoera. Two turntablists, DJ Eniless and DJ Git Hyper, cooperate in…
The Boswell Sisters (Connie, Martha and Helvetia) were a vocal trio of true sisters whose recording career started in 1925. As a jazz group they weren’t particularly ground…
Free jazz is, without a doubt, the most difficult style of jazz to negotiate. It is, as Evan Parker has said, done best when performed by musicians who have spent a great d…
British guitarist Jon Wood’s first solo CD is a unique venture because of the combination of different types of musics he blends into his vision. Taking a little bit of wha…
There are few CDs that are as much fun to listen to, no matter what your age, as the new collection of songs put together by Verve Records under the title Jazz For Kids<…