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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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  • 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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If you come to John Scofield’s latest tribute release That’s What I Say wanting mainly open ended, jazz-blowing versions of famous Ray Charles tunes, you’ll lik…
Kurt Rosenwinkel’s new recording Deep Song is a mixture of joy and mystery. Also, the joy in mystery. Complexity is regularly laid next to simplicity to highl…
Big Joe Duskin’s new record "Big Joe Jumps Again!" lets the good times roll. For his first studio recording in 16 years, he’s assembled something of a ‘Cincinnati All-Stars…
Supporting Theory is the debut recording from the west coast jazz sextet (3 horns plus rhythm section) who’ve dubbed themselves "Blowout". These proficient, young ja…
The Dave Kain Group’s 1st recording, Citizen Tain, is a thoroughly enjoyable listen and is particularly well-conceived for a young artists’ debut. The tunes (all written by…
Fred Scott has put together his Unknown Soul recording almost entirely on his own. With the exception of John Harrington playing bass on one track, Scott plays all the inst…
Eclecticism seems to be the M.O. of the Michael Ross Quartet’s latest release titled "Year of the Dog". The recording is made up of all original pieces written by either ba…
There’s an early period of musical development for most jazz and rock players where things start to come together. They start making sense. You’re not making great (or even…
The list of jazz vibraphonists that are household names (in jazz households, that is) is not very long. Not as long as, say, that same list made up of tenor saxophonists. L…
The list of jazz vibraphonists that are household names (in jazz households, that is) is not very long. Not as long as, say, that same list made up of tenor saxophonists. L…
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