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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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  • 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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  • 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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If you have a copy of the original recording you probably assume it contains the actual sounds of the Newport concert. Wrong! Most of it was put together in the studio. "Wh…
I know that the "great debate" continues on Kenny G and his music. There are some jazz "purests" out there that feel that his music isn't really jazz at all. I've always di…
This was a Ray Brown week at the club in November of 1988 and he invited a couple of old friends over for a rare live appearance together. They are not just very tall .They…
Southern Jazz is a local group in Paducah Ky - first cd Swingin in Paducah has been well received--now releasing 2nd cd No Place Like Home--see web site www.southernjazz.co…
Start with the perfect match- Michel Legrand's eloquent melodies and the insightful lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman . Add the silky voice of Nat's younger brother. Back …
I was visiting a friend in Mobile, Alabama. Gato's Che Corazon was playing. I asked who it was that was blowing the saxophone. My friend could not believe that I was not hi…
Dot Wilder "Live From The Warehouse"Shade Tree: Duration : 73'57" RRP: $US17 (approx) Dot Wilder, a recent Downbeat multi-award winner, is a modern vocalist w…
The first record I owned, back in 1964, was the Four Freshmen’s "The Swingers". To this day, that album has been one of my favorite records and, in my opinion, one of the b…
First View is a terrific debut release from guitarist Steve Oliver. He has assembled an all-star cast for this one, including the likes of Paul Taylor, Jeff Kashiwa, and Ro…
Keeping Cool features the irresistible combo of Joyce Cooling on guitar and Jay Wagner on keys. It's appropriately titled, too: this is one very laid-back CD, from the firs…