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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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  •  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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Christian Howes’ story is certainly inspirational and gratifying, for it involves a comeback from severe adversity through natural talent and unstoppable perseverance, even…
Even though it was lamented that the B-3 organ sound lost some of its prominence in the seventies and eighties, it never went away in Columbus, Ohio, where it remained an i…
Ken Hatfield’s To Be Continued... is notable for several reasons. For one thing, composer Bill McCormick, who had dropped from public awareness for much too long, is…
Recently, many jazz enthusiasts outside of Philadelphia are re-discovering the talent there which never went away, even though the jazz press may have turned much of its at…
Jeff and John Clayton, who have performed so often together in the past in numerous circumstances, now have recorded their first album on the innovative ArtistShare label, …
The release of any Jim Hall recording is cause for celebration.... among fellow guitarists, among jazz enthusiasts, or even among those who appreciate disarming but challen…
Who knew that Frankie Laine, popular singer from the 1950’s and whose records now remain largely unheralded, was a songwriter too? In fact, some of his songs, like "We’ll B…
Despite his long involvement in jazz with some of the art form’s most recognizable names as well as continuing critical acclaim, Mark Kramer remains undersung. Part of his …
No doubt you’re aware of the remarkable and growing DVD collections of, yes, iconic jazz artists playing in Europe during their prime years. Two sets of Jazz Icons D…
Just as jazz enthusiasts think that they have been afforded numerous listening opportunities for legendary jazz artists including by reissues, newly found studio recordings…