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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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  •  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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  • 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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John Gilbert

John Gilbert

Every once in a while, a recording of such musical magnitude crosses my desk that it makes me wonder if I can do it justice. No written word can adequately describe "sound"…
This trio goes right to the heart of hip, they have detonated a musical powder keg and I jumped on it like a hobo on a ham sandwich. Joe Cartwright has ideation and touc…
Honoring the past and celebrating the present is the theme of this elegant recording. A fine choice of tunes, a singer with a voice as dusky as a southern night, pianist…
Franck Amsallem has what every musician strives for, uniqueness and an individual style. "I Got Rhythm" goes into orbit with a clever arrangement of this mother of all t…
Swing is king here or better still King is swing. Bill King is an established jump swing back beat master and the transition to a polished 'modern jazz' player is no surpri…
The dusky voice of Sony Holland lends itself beautifully to the brilliant compositions of husband Jerry Holland. Usually when I see the word 'original' I run for cover..…
As it states in the liner notes, this album was recorded live to 2 track dat...no overdubs...no fixes. (This is the music of my formative years and it is simply magic).W…
Bob Florence is a Pianist of unequalled harmonic virtuosity, as well as a composer and arranger of both sensitivity and power. Florence brings a mystical romanticism on the…
This is a recording that features 12 great artists at their best...I have selected 4 that move the soul and have special qualities insofar as style, substance and unprecede…
John Basile is a first rate Guitarist and he has assembled a fine cast of characters to spread his message. A prime example of his fluidity and dexterity can be heard on Jo…