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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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  •  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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Karl Stober

Karl Stober

How to build cool is not so much a science but an art! The foundation is the concept, what makes it happen is the artists, what makes it all work is the inner "feel." In…
Maria Guida debuts this 2007 jazz season with the Larknote Records release of Soul Eyes, a very unique effort parceled up with cool. Two things should come to t…
It never fails that when blues are executed with precision, a burst of pure cool hits the air with vengeance. Albert King must be just jamming along with the sounds of t…
Such a rare elation occurs when one opens a jewel case with unanticipated imagination and raw ability pleasantly enclosed. Jane Stuart allows us that encounter with her …
Lauren Hooker’s newest entry into the world of jazz is far from mediocre. Powerful in vocals, a positioned flow of acute arrangements, and a vast array of fine selection…
Strunz & Farah - Fantaseo- (2006 Selva, Inc.)
Acoustically animated over three decades this duo has mystified the jazz populace. A style so diverse it chall…
Adorned with talent, flutist/vocalist Wendy Luck’s new self-release "See You in Rio" has the ambiance of pure Brazilian feel.... Launched in 2006; this decidedly refined…
If one is worldly by nature, so will one's craft take similar form! Life’s current experiences mirror many times the events of the past. This is how I understood and app…
Thirty years as the fine wine of jazz pianists, Bobby Lyle has aged musically enough to be considered one of the deluxe artists in the vineyard of jazz! In 2006, Heads U…
Whether the mood calls for blues or jazz, there is a sultry appeal when a vocalist can master both genres with ease. As strong as some of the greats may have been, Margu…