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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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    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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George W. Carroll

George W. Carroll

This CD project is a festive gathering of jazz giants re-inventing their 'covers' with an imaginative bent for fine musicianship & improvisational skill. Silberstein knows …
I apologize for the tidy review regarding vocalist Valerie Joyce.However, the symbiosis between her choice of sidemen & herdisciplined vocalise, suggests a succinct comment…
What an interesting 'vibe' ( pardon the pun, I couldn't resist it).........Bebop, Strings, & the legendary vibraphonist, Terry Gibbs! Some of the publicists sending me thes…
This particular review will be in the form of a personal note to Ms.Carroll: Joan, in your tidy cover letter to me, you allude to your CD project to be one: "Using the voic…
Hot, Halapeno style, latino jazz...........Vocalist Wilson Suarez & The Planet Groove latin group sweeps you up into their musical web fast, instructing us in earnest as to…
A subtle, laid back, yet melodic & harmonic George Shearingis proffered to us in the current incarnation of his new CD project'Like Fine Wine.' It's hard to believe Shearin…
Indeed, I was romanced by the stylings of Ms. Katz. June phrasesbeautifully, as exemplified by her tender take of Rodgers/Hart's'My Funny Valentine.' Her arranger, Miles Bl…
Ellyne's choice of wonderful 'covers' is indicative of her leaningsto our beloved jazz idiom.......And, jazz singer she is, as we imbibe her tender renderings of such great…
Indeed, composer-vocalist Holz bares it all......So, soothing, so smooth & simple, yet so profound & forthcoming. Latinos 'speak' through their music, certainly Fernando sp…
What a nice collaboration of consummate vocal & pianistic artistry. Iqua & Steve Colson ply their respective craft with a self-affirmation, aligned to their obvious journey…