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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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  • 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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  • 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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John Marcus

John Marcus

Just imagine a trumpet, some kick-butt drums, electric guitar, organ, some violins, a DJ scratching to a hip-hop beat of about 94 bpms's, and you'll have an image in you…
Jeff Berlin and his cohorts collaborate to generate an unassuming, nearly unplugged, collection of original selections. On his website, it says Jeff is considered by som…
Fans of bop, fusion, Smooth Jazz, and even Acid will all find something very likeable in this electrifying recording. That's because Diary of a Bandstand runs the gambit, a…
It's becoming increasingly difficult to classify and categorize music these days, and I say, "Yes!" to that. This is because many of today's musicians are refusing to be pl…
Myanna and a very talented group of world-class musicians cover a wide range of emotions and atmospheres on this incredible collection of songs. If I had to pick one song f…
Times 4: These guys come flying out of the gate, and they don't stop until the finish line. This is a very hot fusion band, and let me give you my impression of what "fusio…
If you like Dave Samuels...better yet: If you like Spyro-Gyra, featuring Dave Samuels, you will be right at home on this one. There aren't many musicians who play vi…
One of the most exciting things for me (I've discovered over the years) is hearing great music for the first time. This very mellow recording by Stan Sulzmann's group takes…