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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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  • 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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Caught live at the historic Chicago venue "The Jazz Showcase," powerhouse pianist Danilo Perez and his trio must have left the audience with a sense of wonderment…
Though born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Miguel Zenón focused his attention on the more popular bomba and plena musical forms more closely associated with its Af…
This debut album by a 9 piece band from Manchester, England was first released in May of 2004 and has found its way across the pond. It has a Latin sound complete with b…
Los Hombres Calientes represent the sound of New Orleans in the new millennium. Their compositions and delivery are joyful and exuberant. Trumpeter Irvin M…
The Colours of Latin Jazz is a series of discs on the Concord label that sample the different variations of latin jazz. On ‘Soul Cookin’ there is a emphasis on the groove. …
The latino musical culture has many wonderful & varied nuances, exemplified by this Pablo Ziegler-Quique Sinesi-esque clutch of keen, ethereal originals penned by Ziegler. …
This 2 CD set is a memorable listening experience. It contains superb solo work and intricate Latin themes. Disc 1 contains seven songs, among them such as "Stolen Mome…
Lazy Bird is a five piece ensemble that originated as a ‘cocktail party pick-up group’. The band describes its music as being firmly planted in the tradition of Miles Da…
Carlos "Patato" Valdes’s "El Hombre" is a CD by a very laid back Afro Cuban ensemble, led by one of the musicians who has shaped the genre. It has a very rich smooth sou…
Percussionist "Chembo"Corniel has seriously paid some dues. For the last 35 years he has been hitting it hard on the scene in New York gaining some serious street credib…