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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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  • 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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From the Mel Bay School of the Blues Lesson Series, comes this new and enjoyable Improvising Blues Harmonica. The instruction is available in a nic...
This 2008 book publication is a dandy! It is filled with insights and commentary on the legendary jazz pianist, Thelonious Monk (1917 - 1982). Writ...
For those who have an interest in the life and music of Lennie Tristano, this well-written biography will be a reading experience which is entertai...
As an oral biography, this book ranks among the top ones written about jazz musicians. The well-written book gives an in depth look at one of the w...
Alex Stewart is a former freelance jazz musician who is currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of Vermont. Writing with a smooth ...
Transcribed by Chuck Stevens, this collection of compositions by Kurt Rosenwinkel will give hours of enjoyable playing. It is a great way to get an...
As a biography, this is excellent reading. As a jazz biography of guitarist Lenny Breau (1941 - 1984), it is an outstanding and memorable look at o...
This is the first major, detailed biography of the late jazz singer, Susannah McCorkle. A memorable reading experience, this fine book will linger ...
Joe Barth is a well-known and respected jazz writer. He is also a contributor to Just Jazz Magazine. Many know him as a guitar playing pastor. This...
This reviewer was recently introduced to the remarkable surreal abstract art of Dolino by jazz guitarist-singer, Paulinho Garcia. Dolino is a great...