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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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  • 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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Philadelphia-born and raised pianist and composer Sumi Tonooka ended a decade-long hiatus from recording with the release of her 5th recording as a leader, Long Ago Toda…
Adam Rudolph is a musical visionary. He is one of those rare artists who has truly mastered traditional ethnic musics from a wide variety of different cultures. His virtuos…
The very definition of a tough Texas tenor, the late Dewey Redman served long and fruitful tenures as a sideman in Ornette Coleman's and Keith Jarrett's bands while maintai…
The Same Thing is guitarist / composer / arranger Darrell Katz' fourth album for the august upstate New York-based indie jazz label Cadence Jazz Records (or its C…
Phoenix native and NEC grad Glenn White's impressive second recording, Sacred Machines, is a fine example of where mainstream jazz seems to be headed in the early …
The Klez Dispensers are a highly entertaining band who play intelligent, exuberant party music that stands at the crossroads between the classic Klezmer sounds of artists s…
Bassist and composer Bruno Råberg is a true musicians' musician. A native of Sweden, he cut short classical bass studies at the Ingesund Conservatory in order to work with …
The term ‘crime jazz’ refers to the sort of doomy, gritty, minor-key, somewhat mysterious jazz you’d expect to hear in the soundtrack of some forgotten late 50s crime drama…
Above The Clouds provides a comprehensive cross section of pianist Amina Figarova's prodigious talent as a pianist and composer. Based in Rotterdam, Figarova and h…
Torben Waldorff is a young Danish guitarist and Berklee grad. Afterburn is his third recording as a leader, and his second for ArtistShare. His previous ArtistShar…