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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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  • 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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  •  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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Gary Peterson

Gary Peterson

This "official bootleg" was recorded live at Yoshi's in Oakland, CA, April 6-9, 2006, with special guest, George Coleman, on saxophone. First, George Coleman who takes r…
Three very tall men, in all the meanings of the word, and their excellent drummer, Karriem Riggins, swing out on Johnny Hodges, Lester Young, Fletcher Henderson and Dizz…
Monday Off: big band era vocals meet contemporary harmonies. The group's name comes from musical theater's traditional night off. They've played Carnegie Hall a…
OK. Aretha Franklin is the queen of soul; and Nina Simone is the high priestess of soul. So, Patrizia can be the sultry lady of jazz if she wants to be. Why not? She's g…
This is indeed "independently creative music" according to the spokesperson for Charles Lester Music in Walnut Creek, CA. It's also a quite beautiful, if you give it the…
This is not my usual cup of tea. I try to stay away from anything that skirts with the definitions of smooth jazz or new age. I think of both genres as music for people …
"Mean To Me" is on my CD player and on my CD player. Then it's on my CD player again. Paradise went to the University of Miami School of Music. There's a live cut on her…
It's like this, see. Bucky Pizzarelli is Freddie Green; John Bunch channels Count Basie; Warren Vache mutes Sweets Edison; Jay Leonardt goes upright with Walter Page; an…
Leonisa Ardizzone is the Ted Weems of modern jazz. But she doesn't lie on a couch and whistle which everyone thought Weems did. She swings and sways but not like Sammy K…
Grady Tate is a well known jazz and blues drummer whose work has graced an endless list of recordings. Tate has a brand new bag here as a singer. He sings Governor Jimmy…