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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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  •  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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The first "jazz" show I stumbled into was in 1979, a seemingly odd double bill that paired the Bill Evans Trio (with Marc Johnson and Joe LaBarbera) and the then very popul…
Who H.I.M? H.I.M. is the nom de musique of sometime-rock drummer Doug Scharin and whom-ever else is around for the ride. Said ride in this case is shared bysome of the most…
A nice selection of tracks by the talented Christopher Cortez. He combines elements of Latin and Southern influence to spice up the menu. The tunes are generally short with…
The first "jazz" show I stumbled into was in 1979, a seemingly odd double bill that paired the Bill Evans Trio (with Marc Johnson and Joe LaBarbera) and the then very popul…
06.09.1998

ST by Merge

Published in Fusion - CD Reviews
The debut album from Merge could lead the new wave of jazz fusion into the future. With Nima Rezai on Chapman Stick and Synth Stick, Dan Heflin on soprano and tenor sax…
I know this is not a new CD. But I just picked it up recently. Been listening to it constantly ever since. The truth is I'm a big Tim Hagans fan. I think he's one of the ho…
Featuring Billy Cobham, Alphonso Johnson, T Lavits(Dixie Dregs), & Jimmy Herring(Aquarium Rescue Unit) do their instumental interpretations of Grateful Dead songs.…
Ah, when 3 geetar players get together.... what? Rampant fretboard self-indulgence would be what many non-guitar-heads would expect, lots of "teckneek" but little actual co…
Hick Licks, "Til Death do us Part" show great promise. And the group does a wonderful job on "Giant Steps," the only non original tune and a Coltrane classic. While it is a…
Mikael Berglund (bass and keyboards) and company (Jan Ottesen, guitar; Jonas Knutsson, saxophone; Hans Rolin, drums) deliver some smooth, silky gems here. With a few except…