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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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  •  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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New Orleans native and Galatic drummer Stanton Moore hopes to leave a reflection of his personality with fans with his second solo release "Flyin' the Koop."His first album…
Naughty Boy Inc. is releasing TRE MONEY who has a contemporary jazz single release that is coming out in 30 days(Dec.17th). His sounds of smooth R&B jazz hint at his dedica…
Gutbucket’s music is difficult to categorize. The opening track, "Insects," is angular and shifting. Over a rockish rhythm, the band dips into a fractured Ornette type soun…
Anyone remember Miles Davis’ "Bitches’ Brew" or "Filles de Kilmanjaro"? Of course. Lengthy, deep tracks that are thought provoking, yet very enjoyable. The late 60’s and ea…
This record is FUNKY and WEIRD (two of my favorite words, especially when used together in a sentence). Mix some charged big band swing, a DJ, wacky guitars and a kickin' h…
This is a tough mixture of vocals and instrumentals that are filled with funk and no-nonsense grooves.The first track, "4 Oceans" reminds me of an Earth Wind & Fire prod…
In the spirit of Miles Davis, Randy Brecker is no stranger to experimenting with new genres of music. In his newest release "Hangin' In The City," Brecker helps to bring hi…
Pablo Ablanedo is an Argentinian pianist and composer, currently based in Boston, with a debut album on a Spanish label leading an octet composed of men and women form Arge…
With a variety of artists performing, including Jon Birdsong on cornet; Michael Bluestein on piano; Carroll Ashby on trombone; Kurt Statham on bass; Marc Capelle on trumpet…
Birmingham, England resident Julie Dexter brings an enhanced, classical touch to her recent release, "Peace of Mind." A trained musician who writes, arranges, composes a…