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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Lorelei Clarke

Lorelei Clarke

In the world of virtuoso guitarists, Michele Ramo and Mundell Lowe are probably near the top of the pile. Yet in this album of duets on jazz classics, there is no flag w…
From the first drumbeat to the last strum of a guitar string, this album rocks. It was recorded at the original Sun Studios, in the same room that once held stars such a…
From Seattle, Washington, Rik Wright’s group has become one of the premier contemporary jazz groups on the West coast. The group varies between a trio and sextet with in…
This is the latest release by the Western Jazz Quartet, which now is in residence at Western Michigan University’s School of Music. The group, which was originally found…
If you haven’t heard much jazz organ music, Moe Denham would be a good place to start. This CD, his fourth release, grooves with his distinctive, self-defined sound of "…
The music on this album can best be characterized by the term classical jazz piano. It follows the swing and stride style that was popularized by early jazz pianists suc…
After so many successful years working with other influential musical persons such as Wayne Shorter and The Manhattan Transfer, Yaron Gershovsky decided it was time to d…
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