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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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  • 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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French bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons brings together the musical worlds of the Mediterranean Rim, Latin America, flamenco and jazz on La Linea del Sur. The disc fe…
Turkish-born guitarist/composer Sinan Bakir makes a strong debut as a leader with the self-released On My Way, an inventive guitar-trio outing with bassist Thomson K…
Trumpeter Eric Bolvin has performed and recorded with some of the more familiar names in jazz, including Russell Ferrante, Dave Weckl and Jerry Bergonzi. Workin' It …
Slovenian guitarist/composer Samo Salamon has received critical acclaim in recent years as one of the more original voices of the European jazz scene. Adding to his impress…
Lithuanian guitarist, Juozas Milasius, presents a contemplative set of minimalist solo pieces, characterized by a subdued dose of reverb-laden twang reminiscent of Marc Rib…
Finnish-born pianist/composer Mika Pohjola has been touted as one of the most significant Scandinavian musicians of his generation. The Helsinki native, who has resided …
Legendary Chicago saxophonist/club owner Fred Anderson celebrated his 80th birthday in March, 2009 with a stellar set of adventurous avant garde jazz at his club, The Velve…
Prologue is the debut recording for New York-based vibraphonist/composer Michael Pinto. For the session, Pinto, a member of saxophonist Greg Osby's working group, …
Guitarist Burr Johnson displays a wide range of influence on his latest disc What It Is. The fiery six-stringer incorporates progressive rock shredding and sonic c…
Director Raymond De Felitta delivers a gripping account of an overlooked singing legend in 'Tis Autumn - The Search for Jackie Paris. The film begins with De Felitta…