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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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This previously unreleased live recording of the legendary British jazz-rock quartet exceeds preconceived expectations, largely due to the clarity of audio processing an…
This newly released effort gives a bit more credence to Southern California’s upbeat modern jazz scenario, where almost anything is likely to take place. Perhaps the nou…

Pianist/composer Wayne Horvitz’ latest brainchild is ingrained within his new improvising chamber ensemble. On this venturous session, the musical climate lucidly parall…

Guitarist/composer and Oakland Bay Area resident John William Gordon’s self-produced, released and named CD employs the talents of some great side-musicians. Chief among…
Modern jazz luminary, Charles Lloyd breaks out his customary arsenal of woodwinds to complement his piano and percussion expertise during this Indo-jazz offering recorde…
No doubt, tenor saxophonist Chris Potter’s prominence in modern jazz circles has been on the upswing, partly due to his work with bass hero Dave Holland, and all-world t…
This French progressive-rock quartet’s new release was produced by avant-rock singer/songwriter Bob Drake. The odd qualifier of sorts resides within Cosia’s use of the h…
While jazz is still rightly described as a uniquely American art form, the fact that it is now a fully international musical language is evidenced brilliantly by Yoko Miwa,…
Geographical movements in artistic circles are not uncommon. The progressive impulse in painting so evident in early-20th century Paris was firmly entrenched in Manhatta…
One of three recent releases - spanning 2005-2006 -- by Danish guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Robin Taylor, this effort generates additional credence to the artist’…