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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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  •  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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The CD is something really special. I had no idea of what I was buying, just wanted something from Jaco. I don't know how to describe it, but it turned me on as jazz fan. T…
Sonny always has a sound of his own. His unexpected yet touching sound really does it on this one.…
I put this CD in to my player expecting to find a typical modern/postbop/unworthy of the greats type of music, I had been decieved. What I ended up hearing were some of the…
Several years ago, I was speaking with a bassist friend about pursuing a singing career in jazz. He told me, "If you're really serious, you need to purchase Joni Mitchell's…
I played professional for 9 yrs. We were a funk/jazz band opening for the likes of Tina Turner, Tower of Power, Paliment Funkadelics, and more. Although Thrust is over 20 y…
I've only been a Kay Starr fan for a few years, but there is nothing that thrills me more these days than discovering one of her many recording gems. Kay's 1975 release ent…
This seminal fusion classic, is a mindblowing album, musically, and technically. Herbie's band on this album includes Bennie Maupin, on reeds, Paul Jackson on bass, Harvey …
This is a great CD for fusion lovers. For straight ahead guys consider it a new ingredient. It is an experimental album that Herbie scored big with.…
If you like Jazz; freeblowing, yet wildly sensuous and melodic, Tenor Saxophone, this is for you! I have been scouring the world over for two decades to get a copy of this …
I just bought her CD, Body Music and I think it is absolutely great! Haven't heard such music in a long time. This girl can PLAY (trumpet). Combining all new dance jazz sty…