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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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  • 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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  • 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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Cool jazz altoist Lee Konitz has another strong effort with his Chesky Records debut, Parallels. Backed by a group of gifted musicians, he explores both classic and new com…
Cool jazz altoist Lee Konitz has another strong effort with his Chesky Records debut, Parallels. Backed by a group of gifted musicians, he explores both classic and new com…
In recent years there has been a welcome resurgence in the form of the classic jazz organ trio. Adam Levy has assembled a delightful trio here. The title track, "Buttermilk…
Eddie Duran indeed rides again in this solo guitar outing. Having established himself decades ago with such luminaries as Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Vince Guaraldi, and Cal…
Matisse once wrote that "both harmonies and dissonances of color can produce very pleasurable effects." He might have referred to modern music as well as modern art. There …
Lennie Tristano's musical approach, developed in the forties, provided an alternative to bop and was a harbinger of free jazz. It wasn't for everyone, but then what music i…
Alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, the reigning king of saxophone cool, is one of the few cats of his generation that has never really stood still. Without bowing/bending to tren…
Danger Zone is the first cut of a premiere Jazz CD that has all the elements to make it a classic. The sultry intense rhythms build and leave your satisfied that you've def…
World recognized jazz pianist with over 20 years of professional experience in a variety of venues, Mike has a vast repertoire from Broadway to blues, from boogie-woogie to…
Refreshing as a splash of water on your face on a hot summer's day is exactly what Solade brings musically to the soul. On this CD, she hasn’t allowed herself to be boxe…