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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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  • 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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Now residing in Rome, American pianist Greg Burk shines as a musical visionary throughout this compelling studio date. A supreme improviser, Burk can swing with just about …
ECM Records presence within jazz, improvisation, neo-classical, world music and other jazz-related genres/hybrids, captured the ears and minds of music adventure seekers, h…
Strong material serves as a catalyst for this band’s second album in ten years. Founded by guitarist Stever Rothery of the progressive-rock band Marillion, singer Hannah…
Alto saxophonist and composer Loren Stillman follows up his 2007 debut release, Blind Date with his new Pirouet Records release, Winter Fruits. Blind Date …
The young Belgian saxophonist Robin Verheyen makes a strong debut with Starbound, a flowing quartet exploration highlighting the New York resident's open-ended app…
The Boston-based ensemble 3 Play+ makes its CD debut with American Waltz, a contemplative set of melodically-grounded compositions and free-form, high-energy ex…
The musicians who have the greatest longer-term impact are the ones who have something new to say. But they are also usually harder to appreciate at first, because they'…
Jeff Palmer and Dave Garramone have previously recorded with some of the greats - John Abercrombie, Victor Lewis, Adam Nussbaum - and Palmer has played with John Scofiel…
The trio’s second album is purportedly heavier and somewhat nastier than its first jazz-trio date. They’ve upped the ante during this aerial assault, that owes homage to…
A renku is a form of Japanese poetry that originated over one thousand years ago. Here, superfine and somewhat under-recognized saxophonist Michael Attias uses the renku…