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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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James Dewey Davis

James Dewey Davis

Each time an Incognito album comes out, it’s almost similar to the same kind of joy any kid gets when Christmas morning arrives and the presents are ready to be opened. …
If this CD ever wins a Grammy, it will probably be based more on the packaging than the music, which I will get to in a moment. Not an easy way to start a music review w…
Sorry Jamie Cullum, but it looks like you got schooled by a younger "twentysomething." There is a 21 year-old musician who's had four independent releases, worked in bot…
The late martial arts legend, Bruce Lee, once said that knowledge in his sport meant self-knowledge. "A martial artist has to take responsibility for himself and accept …
In my previous review of another Wisconsin jazz act Clamnation, I said that the biggest fatal flaw for any local act across the country is a lack of will to expand their…
When you think of the state of Wisconsin, several things come to mind. Among them, beer, cheese, the Green Bay Packers, etc. Whats next? The next best kept secret is a M…
There are moments when any jazz concert performance deserves to be immortalized both on CD and film or video. Kinetic Hues serves as an example.Hoenig is…
This 2004 release by the Harry Allen-Joe Cohn Quartet presents an interesting dilemma into what defines a working band. According to noted music critic Chip Deffaa, who …