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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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  • 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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Throughout his career, guitarist Greg Chako has had to do quite a few gigs "baseless." In doing so, he discovered that sometimes two can work just as well as three. Henc…
This is Afromantra’s third album, and this mix of bop with Afro-Cuban and South American rhythms does not disappoint. Alex García, the group’s leader and enthusiastic dr…
This is the re-release of Conveniens first album, originally recorded in 1984. The synthetic sound duo released 2 other albums in the 80s, both of which are sti…
This is Peg Delaney’s third album and it showcases not only her sophisticated piano playing, but also more of her groove-driven compositions. The album is composed on al…
In this solo album, internationally recognized percussionist Jerry Leake sought to create entirely new sounds with traditional Indian and African instruments and rhythms…
Joe Bonamassa can only be described as a prodigy. How else would you describe someone who performed with BB King at age 12 and John Lee Hooker at 14? Since then, Bonamas…
As a record label, Impulse has proven through the years that it does not favor one faction of jazz over any other. This compilation album shows that attitude beautifully…
Like most of Joe Lovano’s music, this album is very novel and very out. It consists of two suites, The Birth of the Cool Suite as the centerpiece and then the …
While Sugarcane Collins is not a well-known blues name in the US, the release of this album might change that. Hailing from Cairns, Queensland, Australia, this guitarist…
This album was recorded in a single, nearly hour-long session of almost consistent improvisation. Even without considering how mentally, physically and emotionally taxin…
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