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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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  • 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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Lyn Horton

Lyn Horton

It was almost exactly a year ago that I reviewed the concert of the Jus Grew Orchestra at UMass Amherst. That concert was recorded and SPIRIT HOUSE is the name of the CD, j…
With a driving guitar solo begins a startling collaboration between Wadada Leo Smith and Thomas Mapfumo. Leading their own instrumental groups, N'Da Kulture and The Blacks …
This is the third recording made by Trio X. And the third time is quite a charm. I cannot tell that it is taken from live sessions except for one brief applause splash in t…
With a driving guitar solo begins a startling collaboration between Wadada Leo Smith and Thomas Mapfumo. Leading their own instrumental groups, N'Da Kulture and The Blacks …
Out of France comes a recording by Eric Schultz and his full-bodied quintet that is pleasing, solid, educated. The Space and Time Ensemble has configured a traditionally or…
Physics is not a thing; it is the name of a science that analyzes the functions and occurrences of the physical world. Just as physics is not a thing, gravity is a universa…
With certainty is the assignment of titles to each part of the new AUM Fidelity release, LIFE CYCLE, by the Nommonsemble. As certain as is the determination of each of the …
Certainly many years ago, I would have not listened to one minute of these recordings. In fact, when I listened to them for the first time, I said out loud, "How can Joe re…
Mind set. Frame of mind. Instruments of choice. The dedication to the solvency of sound that Dominic Duval and Jason Kao Hwang have manifested is solid, strong, and extreme…
A group pulled together by multi instrumentalist, Chris Lockett, has produced TRANSCENDENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, establishing a real mark for a premiere performance on CD. There ar…