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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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  •  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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  • 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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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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Alonso Jasso

Alonso Jasso

Allegro Music has released another worthy compilation in its Jazz Legends series. Compiled by Scott Yanow, these twenty-one tunes display the Pres in settings ranging from …
An exceptionally tasteful outing for this Washington D.C. big band. The arrangments are allow for well-structured solos. Steve Fidyk is an excellent big band drummer playin…
Imagine being in Greenwich Village on a Sunday evening in June, 1973, and stepping into The Cookery, a restaurant converted into a jazz spot by Barney Josephson who owned "…