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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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  • 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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Lee Konitz has always been one of the most truly versatile (alto) saxophonists in the history of jazz: he solos on the superb new Elvis Costello album North, he’s he…
The formal title of this wonderful disc is Richard Simon Presents Sam Most and Al Viola. Bassist Simon has shared the stage with an impressive group of musicians in his tim…
This DVD reproduces Dave Brubeck's appearance on Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual show in 1961. The performance is in black and white capturing conversations with Brubeck in bet…
Mel Graves is a California bassist and composer who past affiliations have included Mose Allison, Jerry Hahn (whose Jerry Hahn Brotherhood was an early fusion band, circa 1…
Although The Mastersounds name is not synonymous with jazz giants like a Davis, Coltrane or Monk, they inevitably made their mark on the history of music just as all…
When I first received the release Songs from the Stone from pan-flute and quasi-trumpet artist G. Davis Falkenstein, I was expecting to hear music of the nature of k…
Much has already been written re: Chet Baker’s fast/scary life and mysterious death - as with many such iconic characters, the Legend casts a big shadow over Accomplishment…
Composer and Pianist Paul Serrato has been working out in the New York Music Scene since the 1960s. His latest CD, "More Than Red" is released on Graffiti Productions, Serr…
This 7-song program was recorded live at an outdoor café in Azusa, California, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. It features the leader’s vibes, augmented by sympat…
Cool jazz with fusion, contemporary jazz, and other blends make this collection an unusual outing for fans of alto saxophonist Chris Bowden in his latest release, SLIGHTLY …