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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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  • 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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If you, as I, can count on one hand the number of CDs on which the second half is as good or better than the first, buy this CD. The front end of this release is as smooth …
The more I listen to Joyce Cooling's latest album "Third Wish", the more I enjoy it. Track number 3, "Mm-Mm Good" featuring Al Jarreau speaks for itself. It is indeed Mm-Mm…
BET TO TRIPLE-CAST BRENDA RUSSELLHidden Beach Recordings re-launches the critically acclaimed album by Brenda Russell - Paris Rain. As part of the launch plan, BET w…
Pianist and composer Bobby G. Summers introduces many unusual and unorthodox things in jazz, notably the title track "Just Jazzin' Off" and his classic rendition of Minnie …
I know with the most recent events in our grand city, this song should become the city's anthem. Brenda Russell's voice is more amazing than ever, and it soothes the unquie…
Rita Graham is a sensitive and attentive singer of quality songs. In a day and age when a sizable canon of the American popular idiom is seldom sung at all and its lyrics s…
Dennis Rollins' BadBone debut album is a all around hit. There is some very good jazz trombone and the entire CD could be for just listening (if you can keep still) or danc…
There's no danger of forgetting Keiko Matsui is the Queen of Smooth Jazz. Her new CD is plastered with a sticker trumpeting her as the winner of the Best Female Artist by t…
I have always been a fan of this very talented Jazz guitarist, producer, writer starting his career in Little Rock Ark, then touring as band leader for Solomom Burke and Al…
Haven’t heard of David Azarian? Well take note of the name now, becuase he's been making absolutely fantastic jazz for years, and his new release, "Desire", displays his wo…