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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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    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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Kim Tucker

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The name, Pastiche is French for "a combination of many styles and influences making up a single work of art." The opening song, "Don't Lose your Cool," is upbeat, Latin li…
This is a historical compilation of music from the early 1900's to present day. Included in this sample CD are historic speeches such as Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A…
I love compilation CD's because you get to hear a lot of artists. Some you may have never heard of before. But this CD was great * from Chris Potter's "Gratitude" to Flora …
I like to watch a lot of old movies. We're talking "Casablanca." This CD will take you there -- Sam Spade in a smoke filled room, with dancers and great food. If you've nev…
I enjoy the guitar. I love jazz. But I have never really listened to a lot of Middle Eastern influenced music. This was very different for me. The first song, "Luki" has th…
With tunes like "Off the Grid (Part I), "On The Horizon," "Libra," & "Gently Passing," one gets the impression, they are off on some trip to somewhere exotic and known only…
29.01.2011

East Coast Jazz 2002

Published in Concert Reviews
I walked in the front door of the DoubleTree Hotel Rockville and was greeted not by a member of the hotel, but by the sounds of music... sweet music - horns, piano, drums - and applause. Not every hotel greets its guest this way, except during the East Coast Jazz Festival. Musicians from around the globe are invited to showcase their talents. It's a warm, friendly and very inviting atmosphere. After getting my bearings, and there is a lot to see, everything from the vendors (clothing, paintings,
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