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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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  •  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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  • 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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Richard Brent Turner has written a remarkably accurate, entertaining, and poignant account of what is known as jazz religion, the second line, and ...
Everything about Robin D. G. Kelleys fine biography of American Jazz legend Thelonious Monk is as near perfect as perfect can be in this biography ...
Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era is a remarkable look at the enduring power of jazz as a communication tool between different ...
Tony Fletcher has a winner with his fine nonfiction analysis of the music of New York, and he does an excellent job of catching the sounds of this ...
Bills Music Shelf.com and Mel Bay.com have an intriguing book with the publication of Jim Carlton's fine collection of conversations with jazz and ...
Morris Dickstein has written a memorable cultural history of the United States during the era of the Great Depression. For those interested in what...
Duke Ellington: His Life in Jazz is an enjoyable book, and entertaining. The author, Stephanie Stein Crease, has written a combination non-fiction ...
The Birth of the Cool of Miles Davis and His Associates by Frank Tirro is one of the finest nonfiction books about the transition of jazz following...
Jay Umble has put together a remarkable and entertaining approach for those interested in blues and jazz guitar. Part of the Mel Bay Guitar Univers...
Ted Gioia had created a memorable reading experience with his well-written and enjoyable analysis of the blues. To this reviewer, this book is a co...