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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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  •  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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    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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As usual Bob James has delivered the goods with uncompromising truth. On this CD Bob has assembled some the finest studio musicians. The major difference in this CD and the…
Jazz guitarist, bebop artist, blues master, ex-miles Davis bandmate. Mike Stern seems to have a lot of things going for him these days, and not to mention an exciting new a…
I purchase this CD only a few months ago and I can't make it through a day without listening to at least one cut. The Project consists of Marcus Johnson of course and a few…
1974 was the last full year Miles Davis performed before his years-long hiatus of the late 1970s.This chaotic concert from Carnegie Hall is a fitting conclusion to the trum…
Taylor, an admittedly little known blues guitar player, really treats the listener to some of the finest blues around on his release Dirty Pool. Many of the tunes are inspi…
Dog Years in the Fourth Ring is the latest collection of rare Rahsaan recordings overseen by former producer Joel Dorn. This one is a special-priced 3-CD set that features …
This complete reissue of Burrell's classic Blue Note session, Blue Lights is real enjoyable. Kenny is supported by all star players: the underrated Louis Smith on Trumpet, …
The incomparable Larry Carlton has recently released a sort of best of Album. As a fan of smooth jazz this CD was essential to my collection. I've never owned a Larry Carlt…
Steve Khan, one of the underrated players of his generation. It's true. I think he is an incredible guitar player.…
Great family effort on this CD with the wonderful assistance of Houston Person & Robert Bootsie Barnes, Melvin Spark on Guitar adds some real bluesy moments and Byron Landh…