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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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Veteran Swedish bassist/composer Lars Danielsson aligns with blossoming young Polish pianist Leszek Mozdzer for an affair that pronounces a sense of intimacy as an addit…
Mega talented guitarist Les Sabler mixes sounds, tempos and emotions on his fourth album, Sweet Drive, using gentle acoustic and nylon-string guitar, as well as el…
Jean-Michel Pilc has done it again. That is, Pilc has recorded yet another superlative album merely by letting the intricacies of his imagination and the condensation of hi…
I had not heard of jazz saxophonist / flautist Marsha Heydt before her debut CD One Night landed on my desk recently, but I was blown away by her emotive playing,…
An exciting new release from soul master Raul Midon was spinning on my CD player all week in advance of the official release date scheduled for September 25, 2007, A Wor…
When Bobby Floyd plays B-3 organ, he obviously feels the music. It inhabits him. It takes over his appearance even. A Bobby Floyd performance is one in which the aud…
As our interconnected world continues to shrink, so does the concept of "regionalized" styles of jazz. This sampler from the British label GLP stands as proof, as the so…
There are few jazz artists working today who have earned consistent critical praise for not only performing and writing music at a high level for an extended period of time…
Drummer Alvin Queen has never received the praise his ample abilities warrant, but that is perhaps because he permanently moved to Geneva, Switzerland in 1979. Since the…
A native of Richardson, Texas, saxophonist and composer Jamie WilliamS (sic), began his musical career by earning a full scholarship to the University Of Miami School Of…