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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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  •  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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Lee Prosser

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Congratulations to Mel Bay Publications for this hands-on, useful series titled GUITAR JOURNALS. Much needed in the world of spin-a-minute guides t...
For those jazz fans who love swing, Southern jazz, and the era where writers often-time lived what they wrote, then this remarkable book is for you...
From the innovative jazz genius, pianist Misha V. Stefanuk, comes this delightfully original instruction book for young beginners searching for a s...
Another Great Introduction to Trumpet from Mel Bay Publications Born in 1956 at Zwickau, Germany, Rainer Auerbach has established himself as a lead...
Mat Marucci is a well-known and respected performer and educator. He has performed with Jimmy Smith, Buddy De Franco, Les McCann, John Tchicai, amo...
Mike Downes is the head of the bass department at Humber College in Toronto, Canada. One of Canadas most gifted bassists he has put together a mast...
For those interested in learning how to become a Be Bop drummer, this is one of the finest introductions around. Artt Frank is a drum veteran in ja...
Jazz Interpretations is a series from Mark Elf. There are three published volumes in the series. Volume 1 is original etudes based on progression s...
Jack Wilkins gives the guitarist a nice collection for guitar workouts. His writing about how to practice is a gem, and even the most experienced g...
This is a well-written account of the funeral of Rafael Cortijo (1928 - 1982). Cortijo was a master of percussion and one of the most beloved inter...