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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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  • 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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  •  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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    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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Invisible Threads (originally released in 1994 on Mesa Records) is now available on the newly formed Favored Nations Acoustic label, an offspring of Steve Vai’s Favored Nat…
Onomatopea refers to more than just this group’s name. While it is a unique name for a musical unit, it sheds some light upon who these people are and what their mes…
Steve Howe is a world-renowned guitar virtuoso with the great progressive rock group Yes. Probably only the most devoted fans realize that there is much more to him …
Curlew, the George Cartwright-led band with its flexible membership has been around in one form or another since 1978, pursuing its own guerrilla war against prefab music v…
The folks at Cuneiform have unearthed yet another gem of early 70s prog-/jazz-rock, this time by the short-lived but nonetheless nifty Matching Mole. MM was the band drumme…
The trouble with some of the current (and even former) breed of "jam bands" is they frequently fall into the trap of noodling/formlessness/self-indulgence. The trouble with…
Jean Luc Ponty recorded a live performance at Semper Opera in Dresden, Germany on May 25, 2001. This CD is the result of that recording. Ponty and his longtime band cover m…
Vital Info is back with another release exploring their American music roots. A perfect example is Mr. T.C. which is a high powered funk workout harking back to Book…
Al Di Meola manages to release a top shelf album every time out. I do not believe he has ever received a negative response to anything he has ever done in the studio or liv…
With a group moniker like The Rabinnical School Dropouts, one might have an inkling that this ain’t your father’s Klezmer band. These SoCal whiz-kids put a wildly irreveren…