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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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  • 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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Karl Stober

Karl Stober

In 2005, The DIVA Jazz Orchestra detonated a brilliant effort of pure untarnished swing as they released TNT - A Tommy Newsom Tribute from Diva Jazz Lightyear. Wi…
05.09.2005

Later by Synergy

Published in Fusion - CD Reviews
Textures fly as the milieu around the experience of Synergy’s current offering Later has a multi-dimensional effect on the listener. Separate the players are well…
From country to cool...we ever so lucky to have this young lady grace the corridors of jazz classics as Janis Carnes greets and treats us to Hoagy Carmichael’s magic! Wi…
For an artist to come full circle in range with rhythmic vocals along with flawless precision in a single cut is special. Thus describes the craft of Cris Barber as for …
For the Nat Adderley fandom corralled amongst the jazz populace of which there is many, this tribute project ranks above most. Smooth in texture and graceful as to deliv…
One may not consider the vibraphone a romantic jazz tool but it truly can be and is in the hands of the likes of Lionel Hampton, Cal Tjader and currently Bob Masteller. …
Depict if you can, the flow of raging rapids as it journeys through a mountains demanding ravines. It’s with that same natural poetic ecstasy that the hands of Gene Ess …
Paris alleyways guiding a seductive rendezvous, as romance is served up at the local café are all seductive stimuli when the tone of Dee Dee Bridgewater vocally introduc…
Refined sultry tones that melt even the most chilling winter eve are what may be waiting for some jazz fans under their holiday fur in 2005. A seasoned voice with the hy…
Crisp and charismatic tones often single out a select vocalist from any genre. The delivery and clarity of a melody is so vital to the feel of a tune. However, these qua…