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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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  • 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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  • 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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This 2009 release by the Dutch progressive-rock band Knight Area was well-received by critics and snagged kudos in webzines and reviews across the world wide web, for ex…
Portugal-based Clean Feed Records asked New York based accordionist Will Holshouser and his trio to record with revered Portuguese pianist Bernardo Sassetti for the form…
Vigor, youth, and technique fall into alignment with young Belgian saxophonist Robin Verheyen’s international quintet, featuring laudable American pianist Bill Carrother…
Turkish-born guitarist/composer Sinan Bakir makes a strong debut as a leader with the self-released On My Way, an inventive guitar-trio outing with bassist Thomson K…
Flutist, alto flutist, piccolo flutist and composer Nicole Mitchell has received so many honors from jazz magazines and critics over the years it’s a wonder why she hasn…
Ian Wallace, the former drummer with the progressive rock powerhouse band King Crimson, and who passed away in 2007, leads this jazz trio through a collection of tunes a…
Keyboardist Rick Wakeman’s 1970s classic progressive-rock concept album The Six Wives Of Henry VIII, was never performed in its entirety until May, 2009 when the eve…
This young British band has been blazing a trail of fire and brimstone through progressive-jazz circles, while receiving glowing critical reviews along the way. With the…
Beppe Crovella’s hallmark of ingenuity becomes prominent during this prismatic endeavor, where he covers the works of influential Soft Machine keyboardist Mike Ratledge.…
Electric bassist Liebig has traveled a long and winding road to get where he is, including stints with Les McCann and Julius Hemphill and a bit of time studying classical c…