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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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  •  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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  • 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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Some cuts of jazz can be so smooth and wielding, with unadulterated cool, the spin could be deemed illicit. That said Vickie Burns Live at Anna’s Jazz Island shou…
Radio has a firm policy for excellence...Tune it in and rip off the knob! Tony DeSare’s Radio Show has earned this respect!Telarc Records soon to be releas…
The repository of accolades will again intensify, for Somewhere has Eva Cassidy’s enchanting aura rekindled; never to extinguish. With each spin from her captivat…
The many moods and expressions of the jazz vocalist is what ignites the fawning desire for the craft. Thus, this basic instinct necessitates the audio scrutiny of fine j…
"Guaranteed to make you feel good" is the catchphrase of this spin and it does not compromise that paved promise of emotional satisfaction!Ten direct and delicate…
Keeping it in the family does have its romantic appeal when that family is strings. Conjure up such gifted manipulators as Jon Larsen, Finn Hauge, Per Frydenlund,…
If jazz proves one thing throughout its historical journey, it’s that the tragedy lies, when that which is unleashed is not experienced. Serge Forte is an experie…
New York City has a signature texture to its jazz sway, one which sets the bar very high with respectable innovative and an intense arena of players. The character of Ne…
Jazz pianist Lisa Hilton again holds firmly the direction of her legacy; with her new diabolically-seductive 2008 spin, Sunny Day Theory. Sunny Day Theo…
Spicy composition and complex arrangements make this year’s entry to the Latin jazz scene In These Shoes, of Claudia Acuna and Arturo O’Farrill’s, a push-n-play…