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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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  • 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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  • 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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I’m not familiar with this (presumably French) trio, so I can’t say this platter is typical of what they do/are capable of. Here, they concentrate on an amalgam of thorny, …
Italian-born guitarist Enrico Rosa has been a part of the European music scene for over thirty years, playing on dozens of albums as both a sideman and leader. He ha…
Roberta Piket has taken a turn in her career as an adventurous pianist, one whose sensibilities tend toward the odd and unexpected, by switching to the Wurlitzer electric p…
Rare Blend explores their own "Evolution Theory" by taking music and all its possibilities to another level of audio perception by combining jazz and rock to create …
I am not quite sure what to say or feel about this CD. Musique Noise is very original and Fulmines Integralis is one of the most different progressive albums …
QB3's a new group with a hefty number of influences spread across seven cuts.From original funk and deep-house to ambient and odd metered excursions, all contemporary bases…
This guitar/mandolin/bass trio plays in a Fusion sub-genre alternately known as "new acoustic music" or "jazzgrass" [=jazz + bluegrass] or sometimes even "Dawg music," afte…
This disc reminds me of the early 1970s - and it's not just the use of Hammond organ. I refer to the good parts: say what you will about the downside of that decade (and in…
Well, here’s one disc that’ll likely set The Category Police to working overtime - the "jazz camp" will say (due to its use of electronics and overt lack of bebop content, …
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