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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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  • 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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  • 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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Dynamic trumpeter Rex Richardson leads an exciting set of hard-bop inspired blowing on Jazz Upstairs: Live at the Bar-Guru-Bar, recorded in 2006 at the Bar-Guru-B…
In what seems like an endless sea of young jazz stalwarts vying for attention, New York-based saxophonist Dave Noland stands out with a sound brimming with warmth and ex…
Led by conguero Rodrigo Munoz, Papa Mambo is an exciting Latin jazz ensemble based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The all original set on Crooked Cha delivers an eclectic…
Edge City Collective is a coalition of like-minded creative musicians who seem determined to defy musical categorization. On Aktivavoco, The final installment in …
The Denver-based Greg Harris Quintet is an exciting ensemble performing original compositions in a contemporary jazz style that mixes sophisticated harmonic and melodic …
Bassist/composer Omer Avital has always been something of a free-spirit; exploring the full sonic terrain of his bass and encouraging a vibrant, communal approach throug…
Taken from a performance at the Taktlos Festival, Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland, June 4th 2005, Oval is comprised of four tracks of free-flowing improvisation …
Even if you’ve never heard of composer/pianist Peter Primamore, there’s a good chance you’ve heard his award winning film and television scores. Having built an extensiv…
Nordic Connect brings together the inventive and like-minded musical personalities of trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, saxophonist Christine Jensen and pianist Maggi Olin in a c…
Tain & the Ebonix is an exciting, progressive ensemble consisting of four of the most dynamic virtuosos on the jazz scene today: drummer/leader Jeff "Tain" Watts, bassis…