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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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Fred Gerantab

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If Bump was the ride in the new Volkswagen bug and Uberjam was the red carpet, Up All Night is definitely the main event. Sco’s second album with this lineup …
If anything is evident in each Charlie Hunter album, it’s that this guy listens to a lot of music. I’d pay good money to not only get in his mind (of which he appears to ha…
29.01.2011

Dave Becker

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
For over 20 years, guitarist/composer David Becker has continued to define himself as one of the best and most unique voices in contemporary jazz guitar. Combining diverse influences and a passion for the new and different, Becker's latest CD "Where's Henning?" reflects his gifts as a player and composer, and his ability to play for the present while always keeping an eye on the past and future.

Joined by his brother and longtime collaborator, drummer Bruce Becker and bassist Tom Lilly, W …

29.01.2011

Mimi Fox

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Although her album is called "She’s The Woman," it’s more likely you’ll walk away going, "She’s just plain amazing!" Mimi Fox’s name has been circulating rapidly throughout the jazz guitar community for years as a new force in jazz guitar. However, for those who know her better, it goes beyond the chops; Mimi is a diverse, accomplished and forward-thinking musician who has taken her love for the jazz language and transformed it into a vehicle for rich music that pulls from many genres. Growing u …
29.01.2011

Harvie S

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

Harvie S is one of the most adventurous musicians working on the scene today. On his latest CD, "Funky Cha," the bassist continues to push into new territory, exploring the meeting of jazz and Afro-Cuban music.

The album features reworkings of a few familiar tunes by Thelonious Monk and Cole Porter, but it’s mostly made of up six original tunes that capture S and his band’s bold, infectious sound. One of the compositions featured is "S," which won second prize in the 2006 Interna …

29.01.2011

Pat Metheny

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
In a world where longevity is a rare quality among today’s musicians new and established, Pat Metheny continues to prove that his well of ideas runs deep to the Earth’s core. In no need of introduction, Metheny has been heard in just about every configuration imaginable, but up until now his solo guitar works have been only a rare novelty at PMG tours in recent years. His latest CD, "One Quiet Night," exhibits Metheny in rare form: just a man and his guitar sans studio gear, a band and any distr …
29.01.2011

Joshua Bayer

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
"I am a simple carpenter of tunes" is how Joshua Bayer introduces himself. Like many gifted musicians, his modest description is a grand understatement, but one look at his resume and another version comes to life. Musician, composer, performer, educator, husband, father and son, Joshua Bayer is a very unique individual with a very unique sound. The master of the stand up bass, Bayer has just released a new CD entitled New Voice: Old Voice, in which his artistry and singular vision …