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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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  • 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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Mark Keresman

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Here are two Israel-born hepcats, one currently based in the USA (E. Maoz, NYC) and the other in the UK (A. Sirkis, London) - two nations separated by a common language,…
Setting aside politics for a spell, Cuba is a most interesting nation musically. Its location makes it idea for receiving influences from about half the world: North and…
Many jazz albums (not all, so save the hate mail) can be set into two categories: Serious and Upbeat. Serious jazz albums can have earnest titles such as CONFLICT
Anouar Brahem is a player of the oud (a guitar-like stringed instrument w/ a large teardrop-shaped body) from Tunisia (that very nation that inspired the Dizzy Gillespie…
In some old movie and TV dramas (that is, pre- 1965), there be a singer/pianist working at a local bistro/watering hole wherein the main character/hero/protagonist hangs…
Jazz and musics indigenous to other lands once known as "ethnic" sounds, more recently as "world music" or if it’s danceable/grooveable, "world beat" have long been chum…
Welcome to the world from when sprang Thomas Mapfumo - he’s endured all that un-niceness and more. He’s from Zimbabwe (born 1945) and though influenced by Otis Redding a…
Drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts, who spark-plugged bands of both Marsalis brothers, Harry Connick Jr., and the late Michael Brecker, is back with his sixth disc as leader. Watts …
The Doctor is mos def in one of jazz’s all-time Hammond organ champions, Dr. Lonnie Smith, returns with his fifth platter since the new mi…
Trumpeter/composer Jon Hassell has worked with innovators Brian Eno and La Monte Young, along with immersing himself in the traditional musics of Africa and Asia. The re…
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