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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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  •  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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Mark E. Gallo

Mark E. Gallo

This previously unavailable concert recorded at Cornell University more than 40 years ago is as riveting and impressive as anything recorded since. Like the set captured…
Trumpeter Terrell Stafford's latest was recorded at the Dakota in Minneapolis in front of an enthusiastic audience. Stafford, known for time spent in the Bobby Watson gr…
This two-disc collection captures a handful of awe-inspiring guitarists performing for audiences at two supper clubs that have supported John Pisano’s Guitar Night since…
This Rudy Van Gelder, recorded 1969 date, only Charles Earland’s second as a leader, was the set that catapulted him onto the international stage. Recorded at a time whe…
Western swing is the crossroad where jazz and western music collide magically and musically. Most famously popularized by Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys in the 1930s a…
As much as the unearthed Monk and Coltrane from a couple of years ago was, this is a monumental find. Recorded in performance at UCLA in 1965, this marks the first relea…
This 2006 entry from guitarist Mark Kleinhaut’s trio is exquisite. The Maine-based guitarist has a fluid sound that frequently reminds of Pat Metheny, and a fat tone tha…
Guitarist and Berklee College of Music instructor Bruce Saunders has a mellow, thick sound which serves him well on ballads and mid- and up-tempo tunes equally. His work…
McCoy Tyner will forever be saddled with the blessing/curse of being the pianist in the classic John Coltrane Quartet of 1960-1965. There are those who will call it his …
The four CDs collected here represent the best of Miles Davis' output for Prestige. He would later record for Columbia (he would actually record his first Columbia sessi…