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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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  • 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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  • 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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Guitarist Dom Minasi formed his group DDT a few years as a string trio of guitar, bass, and cello. Through this group, Minasi explored jazz along the paths la…
Italian bassist Maurizio Rolli’s exceptional tribute to Jaco Pastorious "Moodswings," is followed-up by this recording, which unfortunately, suffers from a bit of anonymity…
Ex-Soft Machine bassist Hugh Hopper has led an active and largely fruitful career via an assortment of group-based projects and solo outings. However, this CD co-featuring …
Modern jazz guitar whiz, Dom Minasi has released his finest solo outing to date with this fantastically performed extravaganza. Sure, Minasi is known for his undeniably adv…
Wide Angles is the latest CD release from veteran tenorist Michael Brecker. Like recent efforts by fellow Verve Records saxophonist Chris Potter, Brecker's CD…
The Dowland Project’s Care-Charming Sleep is a unique brand of Third Stream music. Rather than the "usual" setting - that is, either a classical or jazz ensemble inc…
This is the debut album of a New York ensemble, named Spooky Actions, that features the work of Anton Webern, an early twentieth century composer of serialist, or atonal, m…
Every year during the holiday season, I look for new music to add to my holiday music collection. We only get to enjoy this music for a short time and then it is time to pu…
The Modern Jazz Quartet Complete Prestige & Pablo Recordings delivers four generous CDs totaling 54 tracks and a comprehensive explanation of their career on the two…
More music for tres moderne jazz people who think they don’t/won’t dig "classical" music: Elliott Carter (b. 1908) is a giant of American notated music, carrying on and fur…