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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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  • 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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  •  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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The release of any Jim Hall recording is cause for celebration.... among fellow guitarists, among jazz enthusiasts, or even among those who appreciate disarming but challen…
After a sixteen year run with Blue Note records, heralded saxophonist/composer Greg Osby opts for the Indie label route on this 2008 effort, which also stands as his fir…
George Colligan’s new CD Runaway contains a combination of mainstream, fusion and new age jazz, in all originals by the leader. To this listener, the most successful…
This is the second edition reissued on the Swiss hatOLOGY record label. Originally released in 1986 for the now defunct hatART catalogue; pianist, arranger…
The Revolutions cd is a Jim Beard led project with collaboaration from Vince Mendoza and the Dutch based Metropole Orchestra. Mendoza and Beard reviewed Beard’ s …
While Duke Robillard has been an integral part of many musical collectives over the years (Roomful Of Blues, the Pleasure Kings, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, his namesake …
While e.s.t. has been on the music scene for about 10 years, this was my first exposure to the trio, which recently lost a key third of its essence when Swedish pianist/…
Symbiosis. Now, here’s some jazz and classical fusion with flair that’s sure to appeal to jazz experimentalists everywhere. Expressive, harmonious horns, lively…