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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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  • 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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John Gilbert

John Gilbert

An Unsung Cat..The Life And Music Of Warne Marsh by Safford Chamberlain, Scarecrow Press Safford Chamberlain has amassed ten Years of research into...
Here it is the Jazzmas season and Susie Arioli's smoky message comes through with some classy Christmas tunes. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" features a lovely…
The dusky voice of Sandy Sasso opens matters witn a jaunty version of "Dearly Beloved." Bill Easley strides in with a tasty soliloquy followed by Mac Gollehon's trumpet …
This young man, Chris Colangelo, has firmly established his position as one of the premier bassists in the jazz milieu. When he solos, it's dexterity plus rhythmic perfe…
The blues reign on this recording and Antoinette Montague has it down pat. On Big Bill Broonzy's "Give Your Mama One Smile" Bill Easley's clarinet opens matters with the…
Gia Notte gets this CD swinging with "Close Your Eyes" a jaunty excursion with a hip jazz vocal. The trumpet of Freddied Hendrix brings this tune to life, sauntering alo…
This track "Somebody New" demonstrates Kaestli's softly textured voice. The background violin doesn't seem apropos to the tune. Kaestli's efforts save the day. "S…
Peggy Duquesnel is the owner of a finely textured voice and it is demonstrated fully in "Days Of Wine And Roses" It starts out as a ballad and then jumps into high gear …
Nica's Dream done up tempo is a driving version of this jazz chestnut. Stein's guitar solo swings like the Flying Wallendas. Nice ideation and dexterity are the hallmark…
Roberto Magris has come up with another gem. This album is certainly influenced by the classical idiom. "In Love In Vain" has more of a jazz feel than the first two trac…