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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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  • 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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The audience that KJ Denhert and Adam Falcon had in mind when they wonder twinned it for their album The Songwriter’s Notebook, did not have me in it. Se…
Afenginn is a Danish band exhibiting excitement, flair, and an overall sense of emotional diversity. Retrograd contains pieces with influences ranging from gypsy music a…
Over the past few years, a new genre has emerged bringing artist such as India Arie, Erykah Badu, and D'Angelo into the spotlight. "NeoSoul’ is what it is called, a sound w…
The Four Bags’ Offshore CD is a mixed bag, throwing about jazz sensibilities, sleepy town Americana, an interesting interpretation of XTC‘s "Humble Daisy," and a cou…
This is the debut CD from Tricycle, a four piece band from Toronto. The music they make falls somewhere between folk, jazz and bluegrass. The bluegrass feel is mostly becau…
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…
Back in the early ‘90s Rob Eberhard Young made the transition from being a rock n’ roller to an acoustic guitarist. On this reissue of the original 4-track tapes, the artis…
At last, a "youthful" jazz guitarist who doesn’t break his neck trying to capture/channel the styles of Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, or Wes Montgomery! Not that …
American-raised Paul Berner has worked with not only jazz luminaries as Monty Alexander and the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, but with many northern European jazz artists. Bern…
It’s funny how you can often tell a foreign musician from an American, even when they don’t sing with an accent. Astrud Gilberto, Stina, Bjork - they all sing with in a hyp…