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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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  • 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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Micah Holmquist

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O’Neal’s Porch by the William Parker Quartet is one of the most praised jazz recordings in recent years. First released on Parker’s own Centering Music label in late…
Pianist David Haney is an experienced player and composer in both classical and jazz circles. The Calgary, Ontario native who now resides in Portland, Oregon has written pi…
Experimental musicians playing pop songs would be an accurate description of Don't Shave the Feeling. In theory that could lead to an enjoyable, if not exactly revol…
A short while ago I was down with the flu and spent a good deal of time listening to Albert Ayler recordings. The experience left me with several thought. Of course, Ayler …
Jazz is not, despite what you may have heard, "America's classical music." First of all -and this is a major pet peeve of mine- the phrase follows the unfortunate custom of…
Vermont’s Boxholder Records is quickly becoming one of the premier labels for creative improvised music. It was only last year that the label issued its first recording but…
The trumpet and pipe organ duo of Hans Kennel and John Wolf Brennan instantly create a rich sound on Pipelines. "Numinous" opens the disc and features the bold, exquisite, …
I was quite tired when the stereo’s carousel moved over to the third spot and Double Exposure. My face was buried in a pillow and I hoped for an introspective release like …
Fred Anderson has been a creative force in the Chicago scene since the 1960s and was a founding member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians during t…
Lets step back a moment and look at what we have here. Zony Mash takes its name from a composition by the legendary New Orleans R&B group the Meters while the disc’s title …
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