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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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  •  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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Mostly mellow, drugs-in-the-form-of-music to soothe and calm the savage and easily annoyed beast that rages in my soul non-stop these days. Refer to selves as "sonically...…
This cd is loaded with wonderful music. There are only six tracks. But they average around 8 minutes. Some of these songs defy the term jazz. But most music these days defy…
Like all of Grover Washington, Jr.'s music, I found this CD captivating. My favorites are "Take Five" and "Your Love". I am not sure of the year that it was released, I can…
This is really an excellent recording. Stan is so smooth. Byrd is cool. The sound of this reissue from 1962 is great. Although before my time, my guess is that this is the …
Besides being an avid jazz fan, I also enjoy boxing, and continously search for the best. Many of the same comparisons i make in boxing, they are also made in JAZZ. For me,…
Surfing On Cloud Nine is an appropriate title for Perpetual Motion's new album. Behind each song lies a story which gives the imagination something to play with. From the o…
I love the entire cd. The two instrumentals mentioned are my favorites.Gato Barbieri plays the sax with so much passion and the listener certainly feels that emotion. The m…
This is fresh stuff and very tasty. I would never have thought of a jazz accordion but this guy makes it work. If you want a new sounds. this is it. This is not Myron Flour…
For those of you who know Dave Grusin's skills in writing Film Scores and Pop Jazz Music, this one is no real surprise. For all the others: listen up to this man.With every…
Jazz is a difficult art. One has to develop the formal and technic skill to master his instrument and must make the vow to follow his own inner voice, to grow an independen…