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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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  • 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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While I’ve always admired Marty Ehrlich’s musicianship, some of his albums have seemed a little.... aloof, technically swell but someho…
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Outre Mer was written as a soundtrack for Klaus Tontine's brilliant story of a young man, who is perceived as severely different due to his short stature. The lad, E…
Guitarist Shan Arsenault is an experienced sideman on the Canadian jazz scene, who has performed with countless musicians, bands and has participated in various jazz fes…
British bassist/composer/educator Graham Collier is credited with launching the British progressive-jazz movement as this program featuring live material recorded in 196…
Drummer Scott Amendola reaps the dividends of having forward thinking guitarists, Nels Cline and Jeff Parker’s multipurpose and polytonal stylizations infused into this …
Recorded live, these three CDs chronicle Thelonious Monk’s songbook by respective musicians who generally explore the freer side of matters, coalescing as a quartet for …
Vibist Khan Jamal may not enjoy the widespread notoriety as some of his modern jazz peers, but those who are firmly entrenched within this idiom are quite familiar with …
Saxophonist John O’ Gallagher’s growing discography clearly indicates that he is a leader, in every sense of the word. Armed with a stunning technique and a complementar…
Launched on the innovative Artistshare label in April 2005, Jane Ira Bloom’s Like Silver, Like Song blends the fusion of longtime elecktro-acoustic ban…