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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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  • 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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  • 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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  •  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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Bill Falconer

Bill Falconer

No need to "pick yourself up". That will be taken care of by this swinging quartet and their Fields and Kern opener. The ABC's of Jazz, a lively and eclectic album, …
In Bridging the Gap, drummer Eddie Metz Jr. builds a bridge from the comfort zone of some mainstream groups and their audiences to a recognition that beautiful melod…
Pianist/composer Michael Jefry Stevens has been an international force in creative improvised music for more than 35 years with 58 CDs and over 400 compositions to his cred…
From the very start - Brian Bromberg's hard-driving bass opening to Cream's familiar "Sunshine of Your Love" - this band will be right there in your room. It's not just bec…
My theory on restaurants is that well - designed advertising material means fine food. Now I find that it also applies to music. The cover painting of the musicians first a…
Blues for the Tribe, released by Baron Tymas in 2006, features some of North Carolina's finest musicians playing this exciting guitarist's innovative compositions. <…
Theo Croker's In the Tradition ends with a Teddy Wilson gem, " Little Things That Mean So Much." In two minutes of beauty, with just piano backing and a sound that's…
Pianist/composer Kenny Barron's musical accomplishments span half a century. He has recorded 40 albums as a leader and played with everyone: James Moody, Dizzy Gillespie, B…
Guitarist Gian Wiegner and organist Gary Brunotte met at Berklee, played gigs in Boston, and then went their own ways, still friends, but separated by geography. Recently, …
West of State Street / East of Harlem presents The John Burnett Swing Orchestra at a Sunday gig in February 2008 at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn, Illinois, where the band …