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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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  • 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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Saxophonist/percussionist Hilary Noble has teamed up with Latin drummer extraordinaire Bobby Sanabria to produce Noble Savage. The result is a musical stew with a pronounce…
It's rare in jazz when an artist legendary for mastery of one instrument is daring enough to record an entire CD on another. OnMy Passion For The Piano, Trumpeter ex…
Joseph Diamond's second CD Island Garden is an exciting mix. These tunes are not just seasoned, but cooking with Caribbean and Latin flavor. It's unusual for an artist to d…
Harvie S & eye contact give the listening audience some exciting and creative contemporary jazz in their new CD titled NEW BEGINNING. There are a total of 9 selections, eac…
Michel Camilo has come into his own on "Triangulo," a thriving cultural melting pot of Latin rhythms backed by stalwart players Anthony Jackson (bass) and Horacio "El Negro…
Bassist, Harvie S, formerly known as "Harvie Swartz," doesn’t need to begin convincing anyone of his multi-talented musicianship as a leader and sideman for a stellar list …
For those jazz piano fans waiting for the latest release of composer/pianist Michel Camilo, here it is, and they will be delighted with his TRIANGULO, a ten selection CD th…
The Boys are back in town, and what a wonderful surprise to hear them since their ground-breaking debut CD, SALSA FLAMENCA (reviewed in Jazzreview in volume 111)! Young & R…
Pianist and composer, Michel Camilo, marks his move to Telarc with his third release, "Triangulo," slated to hit the shelves March 26, 2002 featuring Anthony Jackson, maste…
Bill Withers, "Use Me" starts this CD off on a Latin beat and the music continues to get hotter from there. The selections speak for themselves from "Hopeless Case," to "On…