NU_OPEN
 

FEATURED INTERVIEWS

  • Kem Owens
    Written by
    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…
    Read more...
  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
    Read more...
  • 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…
    Read more...
  •  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…
    Read more...
MORE INTERVIEWS
Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor

This reissue of Soultrane, a landmark 1959 Prestige recording, displays a young John Coltrane, reaching musical maturity on his way to becoming a jazz giant. Tracing…
In Intimate, vocalist PJ Parker makes her CD debut, singing favorites from the American Song Book. She sings the ballads with sweetness and delicacy, but strains a b…
Pianadelphia shows off the talents of some of Philadelphia's best pianists, little known outside the area. As well, the CD pays tribute to Philly’s great jazz legend…
Drummer Ed Breazeale is that creative artist who wants to get it just right. In the notes on his new CD, Just Beyond, Breazeale says that after he arranged each piec…
It’s good to hear a local Southern California musician playing the small club scene break out with a solid, swinging CD. That is Rob Mullins with Standards and More.…
Kind of Blue and Pink is subtitled "mellow jazz for cool babies and you," and that description fits perfectly. It does contain an array of kids' favorites, but it de…
Glenn Miller and Si Zentner, with their orchestras, share billing on Live Jazz From Club 15, part of a series of CDs made from re-discovered tapes of live broadcasts…
Fans of Woody Herman's Herds and big bands in general should welcome the recently released Woody Herman: The Thundering Herd With special Guest, Mel Torme which capt…
When pianist Roger Kellaway first thought about becoming a jazz musician in the ‘50s, keyboard legend Oscar Peterson was hitting his stride with his great trios. They inclu…
In staid Carnegie Hall, the audience cheered, stomped, and clapped, bringing Keith Jarrett back for five encores This was the renowned pianist’s first solo concert in th…