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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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  • 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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Bruce Pulver

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No "huff and puff" warning here, just pure " blow your house down" playing by the entire ensemble. Mace Hibbard explodes into the treasured "Hello world, deal with me" s…
A jazz trio’s canvas is the absence of sound in an empty space. The trio’s challenge is to become a "team of one" and use this space to foster an individual and collecti…
What has Joe Gransden done this time? Well, like always, he as given us another great recording of great music. So what’s new this time around? Take what Mr. Gran…
"Plays and Sings" shows Joe Gransden’s talent and explores his musical creativity. Listen as Joe paints. He uses his playing, singing, writing, arranging as his colors. …
Little Jazz Bird is a great name for the recording and the artist. The listener gets the crystal clear voice of Christina Crerar and a dozen-plus zesty arrangem…
I first heard Annie Sellick several years ago in a Nashville jazz club. She blew me away as she grabbed the words from the page and made them her own. Very few vocalists…
If asked to name things that work well in three’s, I’d say, sides of a pyramid, rings in a circus, Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria of 1492, knit one, purl two, and of course…
When Take Me Home arrived on my desk several weeks ago, I saw the recording included four of my favorite tunes "Old Devil Moon," "Cheek to Cheek,"…
Be Aware! Once you press "Play", you will want to listen over and over. Other CD's in your collection will get jealous. Carol Duboc has created something special with her l…
The Bill Peterson Trio’s self-titled, debut project delivers a combination of harmony, rhythm and interactive play that says "wake up, here we are!" Pay attention…
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