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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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Lauren Wood is one of those people for whom I would stand on the sidelines and cheer until I was hoarse because she is just so likeable. Therefore when you hear this wri…
In some ways, Buffalo, New York is the most unlikely of places to spawn jazz artists and yet over the years there have been some phenomenal musicians who first called Bu…
It has always struck me as a bit of an oxymoron that Bob Dylan a man whose speech you could seldom understand is considered a legendary songwriter and performer. Another…
For several years, Johannes Linstead has been regarded as one of the top Latin guitarists in the world. His most recent CD Café Tropical does nothing to dispel th…
From an outstanding young woman in Calgary, Alberta, Canada comes a phenomenal jazz/R&B CD that is only now starting to receive the accolades it so richly deserves. Joha…
Do you remember when smooth jazz music was like a good cup of coffee or a bite of dark Belgian chocolate and it made you close your eyes and sigh deeply? In a world of f…
From 215 Records comes another great smooth jazz performance, this time from bassist Michael Manson. Manson’s Just Feelin’ It much like Alan Hewitt’s Metropoli…
You will listen to a lot of CDs before you hear another one with vocals as pretty as those belonging to Gigi MacKenzie. Her 16-track album Skylark should be cut…
Can a Hoosier make your Christmas special? Apparently so as the CD Christmastime Is Here clearly demonstrates. The Indiana University Singing Hoosiers under the d…
If you enjoy relaxing jazz music that sets the mood for seasonal reflection and perhaps stirs up happy memories, then Christmas Break relaxing jazz for the holidays
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