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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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  • 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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  •  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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Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez

Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez

Vocalise music has an appeal for everyone. Lise Vachon reveals an inventive patchwork of vocal jazz rhythms coupled with World Music which is definitely worth che…
The newly release of Brooklyn based bassist Reuben Radding collides in a series of daring atonal sketches changing in length from track to track. Every piece snuggles a …
From the first kick-off, you can state this is a functional band. "The Great Divide," opens this opus. This gem showcases Jared Gold’s inoculating bass phrases with a bu…
Emerging from the avant-garde, Catalan scene guitarist Santi Careta and pianist Sergi Sirvent comprise a duo of two out-standing improvisers. Anacronics …
Guitarist Francisco Pais together with tenor Chris Cheek, pianist Leo Genovese, bassist Massimo Biolcati and drummer Ferenc Nemeth have released an exited and coloured o…
At a point in one’s life when you had listened to blessed and inspired brass instrumentalists, the fact is, to listen to an alias (unknown to me until now) --- an awesom…
Yoruba is the main ethno-linguistic group in Nigeria and the second one widely spread in Africa. Iowa’s Euforquestra delivers us a second gem, Explorations in Afrobea…
Dark Triumph: The Life of Victoria Lancaster Smith celebrates the extraordinary life of Victoria L. Smith, an Afro-American nurse born in the thirties, who in the…
Enkindled by the wonderful sound of a Buddhist’s mission, alto saxophonist Bobby Zankel formed the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound and released a luxuriant and painlessl…
Whereas Marcin Olés has appeared on the jazz world’s spotlight as an amazing composer and bass instrumentalist in avant-garde music, this record is an able-bodied wink t…