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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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  • 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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  • 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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Thomas Brothers has written a passionate, intimate story about early twentieth-century New Orleans, and it is truly an exciting account where truth...
For those jazz guitarists interested in honing their skills with bossa nova and samba music for their performances, this is an ideal instruction bo...
Corey Christiansen once again proves his enduring status as a jazz guitarist with this new instruction book. This is the type of instruction book n...
Akimitsu Iwase has crafted a wonderful collection of ad-lib phrases for jazz piano. This reviewer found them deceptively simple in their lively com...
This is a remarkable collection of jazz guitar solos. There are ten internationally-known and respected jazz guitarists represented. The jazz guita...
Howard Roberts is well-known among jazz guitarists. He is most noted for his tone, phrasing, and the direct, unpretentious approach to music he sho...
This is another fine entry in the Frank Vignola Jazz Series published by Mel Bay. Although only fifteen pages long, each page is worthy of the atte...
John Stowell began his career during the early 1970s and was an immediate success. He met the well-known bassist David Friesen and together they fo...
Dave Stryker combines a soulful blues feeling with jazz motifs to create unusual sounds. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he moved to New York City in 1980...
Recognized for his unique stylings and innovative approaches, Gustavio Assis-Brasil shares with guitarists his many intricate insights for a comple...