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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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  • 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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  • 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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Joshua Kline

Joshua Kline

Knowing how difficult it is to write, arrange, produce, and perform even ONE style of music to make a great album release, I have the utmost respect for a band that can suc…
Any contemporary Jazz listener will tell you that very few new releases really nail it these days. You might get great technical chops on one album, some nice composition o…
Traditional Jazz listeners have always thought of Jazz as a conversation between the players; no matter what your instrument in an ensemble situation, you are provided oppo…
Like Jason and the Argonauts, Spiros Exaras is leading his World-Jazz Ensemble across the Aegean for an adventure in sound. As the title Phrygianics portends, you will be w…
As elusive as Kristin Korb claims to be in the title of her 2001 release, her grace, charm, and musical virtuosity make her instantly recognizable amongst the throngs of up…
Any Jazz musician will tell you that playing Fusion is risky business, as blending styles and sounds together can create just as much cacophony as harmony. The trick is to …
Picture a world of rampant hysteria, unbridled joy, explosive anger, gorgeous beauty, and unbelievable violence, and you take a frantic turn into the magical realm of the a…