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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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    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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  • 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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  •  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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29.01.2011

Danilo Perez

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

JAZZREVIEW: What’s happening, man?

DANILO PEREZ: Beautiful, man! I’m here with my daughter. You know, we just had another baby on Saturday another girl, Carlina Esmiralda Perez. I’m really happy and I’m excited about living life and everything.

JAZZREVIEW: Congratulations on another new Danilo creation, my friend. Is that Carlina?

DANILO PEREZ: That’s Daniella--15 months, man.

JAZZREVIEW: You pres …

29.01.2011

Ron Blake

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
By way of sandy beaches, tropical breezes and a place where one takes time to listen, learn, love and appreciate the sound of music. Ron Blake is a jazz musician who plays in many different genres. He is a tenor of choice amongst many types of music. His new disc "Sonic Tonic" proves that jazz can, but does not always have to be "art music" to intellectualize and ponder upon the quality, tonality and complexity of solos. It can also simply just feel real good! Good feelings and good vibrations a …
Jazz musicians are some of the coolest cats on the planet. Creative, down to earth, and soulful are just a few short descriptions for these individuals who take life and transform it into beautiful, intense and crazy expressions. Their language is based on reality and keeping it real is what straight ahead music is all about. Straight ahead, forward thinking and towards the future is where the creative ideas lie.

"Flow," Terence Blanchard’s brand new album, soon to be released this June, expr …