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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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  •  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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  • 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 Vincent Barron

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The flames of classic organ jazz are kept burning on Goin’ to Town: Live at the Green Mill, the sophomore release by Chicago’s Deep Blue Organ Trio. On this sessi…
Beauty is unearthed and unabashedly displayed throughout Hidden Fresco, the latest release from the German duo of Albrecht Maurer and Norbert Rodenkirchen. Their …
In an era of over-saturation in jazz characterized by an abundance of young performers who seem to favor imitation at the expense of originality, it’s invigorating to hear …
The last thing jazz needs is more tribute projects that merely perpetuate the ever increasing stagnation of an industry trying to make a fast buck off the legacy of a fa…
The old saying you can’t judge a book by its cover certainly applies to the latest release by eclectic guitarist Bill Frisell on the Nonesuch label. The untitled …
On The Bias Project #1, Brazilian electric bassist Rodrigo Ferrari Nunes makes his mark as an adept ensemble leader, surrounding himself with musicians of high ca…
The Foxbourne Chronicles is the forward thinking collaboration of pianist/composer Dave Fox and banjoist, guitarist Eugene Chadbourne. This eclectic set was recor…
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