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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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  • 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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Chuck Vecoli

Chuck Vecoli

Knowing that Daniel brings to his compositions his uniquely Israeli perspective, further reminds me that Jazz is alive all over the world! The compositions are not ethni…
Let me start out by saying you don't sit back in your chair and listen to The Wheel, the latest by composer and guitarist Joel Harrison, you are swept up by it!…
The hardest part of writing this review was selecting the mandatory "style" on the web site for submission! What could I do, the site only allows you to pick one style. …
The Door is the latest effort from pianist, composer Kelly Brand and her Nextet. Once you put this disc on, you won't want to take it off. This is a disc that is ful…
So often in this genre, you run accross a musician who has been working all his life at his craft with a single intention, to share his gift with others. They woodshed f…
The combination of saxophonist Harry Allen, an accomplished international musician and the trio of Lubambo, Matta, and Da Fonseca, an internationally known trio from Brazil…
Bruce Hornsby has assembled a trio of significant merit for his first jazz effort. The rhythm section consists of bassist Christian McBride and drummer Jack Dejohnette. …
This is Daniel Bruce's first release of his work. The compositions of Bruce and bassist/composer Aidan Plank (Whisper) are well executed by the ensemble th…
This disc was given to me by Larry himself after his concert at Sambucca Jazz Club in Atlanta, GA on May 22, 2007. The challenge is to review the disc on the merits of the …
Sean J. Kennedy and his Quartet (SJK4) have done it again! They have taken a mixture of the old and the new and through creative arrangements and just some down-right fi…
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