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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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  • 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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Early in December, Johanna Sillanpaa, who is quickly establishing herself as a top R&B singer in Canada released her first Christmas album, One Wish. The advance …
When I spun Trio West Plays Holiday Songs for the first time, what really appealed to me was the intimacy that was created on this album by Tobias T. Gebb (drumme…
For those not familiar with the term ‘smashed,’ when used in a musical sense or the similar description ‘mashed,’ Jacqui Naylor’s CD Smashed For The Holidays, is …
Music and movies have always formed a good marriage, because both evoke memories. Sometimes those recollections are joyous reminders of romantic relationships, or specia…
Stanley Clarke has long been considered a musical genius and his new CD The Toys Of Men only serves to enhance that notion. The composer and musician extraordinai…
Jazz vocalist Linda Ciofalo’s music is as pretty as the images of the singer that grace the liner notes of her CD Sun Set. She is not about bop, nor is she going …
Close your eyes and think about the very best Belgian chocolate and a truffle melting on the tip of your tongue. Imagine the lingering taste of the finest French red win…
Smooth like creamy butter icing melting on the tip of your tongue is the image that comes to mind when describing the jazz vibes of guitar virtuoso Norman Brown. In May …
I had not heard of jazz saxophonist / flautist Marsha Heydt before her debut CD One Night landed on my desk recently, but I was blown away by her emotive playing,…
Once every few years a singer emerges whose voice is so uniquely different and of such a high quality that you immediately embrace their music. Jazz singer Machan is suc…
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