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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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  • 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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Russell Malone swings in his debut MAXJAZZ release, Playground. A top-notch straight-ahead player, this is the sixth solo album for Malone. A highly demanded …
Smooth jazz guitarist Peter White will release Confidential on March 23, 2004. A carefully nurtured work that took more than a year to create, the CD is a col…
Ty Causey has just released N-Tysing, a delicious collection of groovable melodies and romantic vibes. This R&B/jazz vocalist came into focus after his work w…
Under the Hat by saxist Ada Rovatti is an energy infused collection of straight-ahead mastery. Released under the Apria Records label in 2003, this eight-song…
Guitarist Richard Smith offers arrangements that soothe and groove in his eighth solo album, Soulidified. In the past, Smith has played with the likes of Marc…
Johann Helton in Songs Without Words is an acoustical treasure that celebrates the diversity of the human experience. Helton plays layers of acoustic and bass…
Infused with vocal clips and political intrigue, Depth Perception by Eleven Eyes is a voyage of acid discovery. This is music for now with rhythms of the streets, melodies …
Reaching beyond defined limitations, trumpeter Chris Botti has released his latest album, "A Thousand Kisses Deep." Possessing a distinct chill factor, this CD embellishes …
It’s often easy to categorize an artist into a niche. The messages we receive from the media, often encourage us to identify a particular sound with a genre. Sometimes you’…
Queen of the Organ, Shirley Scott, is fondly remembered in the "Shirley Scott - Memorial Album." Bolding commanding a Hammond B-3 organ, Scott made a name for herself in th…