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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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    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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Marc Cary has built an unshakable reputation as a pianist. His 2000 album Rhodes Ahead, Vol.1 is considered to be a classic work on the instrument. In this debut …

Yet again we have another great release from a young, up and coming Berklee College graduate. Blackout is the second album recorded by saxophonist Gian Tornatore.…

Teemu Mattsson has learned from the best in the world of Finnish jazz. A graduate of the Sibelius Academy Jazz Department, the thirty-two year old trumpet player studied…
One can only imagine the kind of musical influences that you would be exposed to growing up on the Virgin Islands. You could have your pick of everything from Reggae to Cal…
Javon Jackson’s resume is nothing short of impressive. Growing up in Denver, CO, his earliest influences included Charlie Parker and Sonny Stitt. After briefly attending…
Bandleader Goh Kurosawa describes Sharp Three’s style as "Global Fusion," with influences spanning jazz, rock, Western classical music and Balkan rhythms. His main inspi…
In his debut album, L.A. guitarist Chris Mello makes use of all his childhood musical influences, from Pat Methany to Brazilian singer Luciana Souza to John Coltrane. In…
Although the practice of playing a new melody over changes from standard tunes is not a new concept, improvising a new melody, rather than composing it beforehand, is an…
The Wings of Fire Orchestra is America’s self-proclaimed largest rock orchestra, and Bullfighter Ballet is their debut studio recording. The band hails from Boston, MA, …
The Italian trio of Vibrham was formed in 2005 and has just released this, their first album, as a statement of their intent to play fresh, original music using every st…
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