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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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  • 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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LATIN JAZZ CHRISTMAS is an eclectic collection of Latin jazz artists performing Christmas songs, and each song has it own special blend of Latin jazz. There are 11 songs in…
Chucho Valdés has attracted considerable attention and legions of fans as he bridged conflicting political systems; classical European harmonies and percussion-based celebr…
Mediterraneo is breezy, non-offensive Latin-tinged contemporary guitar music that will not blaze any new trails but will offer hours of calm, non-threatening enjoyme…
COOL FIRE is a memorable collection of vibe performances by Cal Tjader. This 2 CD set consists of two collections. The first collection on disc one is A FUEGO VIVO released…
Poncho Sanchez defines Latin Jazz with his contemporary approach and innovative performances. OUT OF SIGHT! will be among the top favorites for Latin jazz this year, and hi…
When discussing present day jazz-based piano trios, Michel Camilo’s group most assuredly resides within the upper echelon of such matters. With this 2-CD set recorded at Ne…
Caribbean Jazz Project has undergone several changes of personnel since its inception less than a decade again. But the constant in the midst of all of the transformations …
Timing is everything. When Concord Records executive producer John Burk signed Eddie Palmieri to the label, not only was Palmieri at the brink of a resurgence in popularity…
Willie Rodriguez has got it goin' on! This disc is just a great and groovin' jazz disc. With loads of Latin flavor, this one is a winner! In company with Rodriguez is multi…
After 24 years of enlivening U.S. performances with his technically astounding facility on the piano, as he blends classical, jazz and Latin styles learned in his native Sa…