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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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  • 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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Lithuanian guitarist, Juozas Milasius, presents a contemplative set of minimalist solo pieces, characterized by a subdued dose of reverb-laden twang reminiscent of Marc Rib…
Amirani Records, an impressively eclectic and adventurous Italian indie label, scores again with "Eclipse" by Ear & Now, a co-operative musical venture featuring mul…
New Hampshire native and saxophone virtuoso Charlie Kohlhase certainly has a sense of humor - after all this is a man who titled one of his recordings 'Play Free or Die.' T…
A trio comprised of piano, trumpet, and drums, White Rocket makes the most of a seemingly limited instrumental palette on their self-titled debut CD. A lot of the credit fo…
Pieces of Old Sky is Samuel Blaser's fourth recording as a leader. Previous sessions led by the Swiss trombonist include a quartet ("7th Heaven"), a solo trombone CD, and a…
Since the 2001 releases of, "Everybodys Mouth's a Book" and "Up Popped the Two Lips," saxophonist, composer and progressive-jazz icon returns with an excitingly unique a…
Heralded as a premier and cutting-edge avant-garde jazz-chamber trio, this 2009 CD is the reissue of the original LP, released in 1972. The band built a following during…
Legendary Chicago saxophonist/club owner Fred Anderson celebrated his 80th birthday in March, 2009 with a stellar set of adventurous avant garde jazz at his club, The Velve…
Although this is ostensibly a free recording, and it is in fact totally improvised, the palette that the two long-time collaborators are working with here is explicitly ton…
Australian-born multi-reedist Jacám Manricks' debut CD, "Labyrinth," is one of those all-too-rare recordings: thoroughly sublime from start to finish. It captures a …