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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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George W. Carroll

George W. Carroll

Screamin,' Blowin,' Dues, Sheddin,' Shameless, Unabashed........These are words that sum up my reaction to my perusal of the collaborative effort put forth by trumpet colos…
I'm not nuts about the 'Smooth Jazz' idiom. As a strong proponent of swing & bebop, my subjective analysis of smooth jazz is.........It's rock music disguised in jazz cloth…
Heart throb & gentleman jazz guitarist Josh Workman bathes us immediately with gleeful improvisations, seasoned with an array of interesting hamonies & chord progressions. …
I'm well aware of both jazz guitarist John Stein's & bassist John Lockwood's prodigious musical prowess. So, it's almost pro-forma to pontificate on their artistry only to …
One hears straight up all the wonderful artistic shoulders jazz drummer Brooks Tegler has stood on over the years, as you peruse his new disc. Plus, Brooks offers his perso…
Gadzooks!! A presentation jazz quintet with panache!! This group from our northern Canadian neighbor is something to reckon with in terms of their combined improvisational …
Explore indeed!! Composer Moncur takes us 'where man has seldom gone' with his superb originals.......and, the investigation is edifying. The octet plays Moncur's music wit…
What deep, introspective, treatment jazz pianist Roger Kellaway gives to his songs in his new CD project, 'I Was There.' In a major way, this becomes (by default), a collab…
From the music of Pete Townsend, Paul McCartney, John Lennon et al...........And on to jazzer Joe Sample, smooth jazz guitarist Kevin Russell shows us his viable, contempor…
Gentlemen.......Start your engines!! Nouveau jazz guitarist Vladimir Cetkar takes us for a very animated 'lap'around the raceway of jazz. Vlad carries on the great traditio…