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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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  • 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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  •  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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Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey

Study of Light is a light and airy trio affair comprised of piano, bass and reeds. Lead by bassist Rick McLaughlin, long associated with the Either Orchestra, the…
I am acquainted with Ken Schaphorst from his work with his big bands and as the Chairman of Jazz Studies at the New England Conservatoire. Indigenous Technology is a depart…
Mediterraneo is breezy, non-offensive Latin-tinged contemporary guitar music that will not blaze any new trails but will offer hours of calm, non-threatening enjoyme…
Little Feat follows up their acoustic live album An Acoustic Evening with Little Feat Live At Rams Head with an electric live recording, Down Upon the Suwannee Ri…
I am going to call Gerald Wilson the West Coast Duke Ellington. This may not be the most perfect analogy to draw, but it is one that Mr. Wilson is most deserving of. Wilson…
Harry Connick, Jr. is an enduring jazz presence even at the age of 34. He has played several entertainment roles that include pianist, singer, composer, arranger, and actor…
This is a second Tony Bennett-Bill Evans duet album recorded a year after the Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album release on Fantasy Records (OCJCD 439, 1975). It follows …
This is a story we have heard before. Young, attractive, obscenely talented pianist vocalist erupts on the music scene creating a hurricane stir. Is this Harry Connick, Jr.…
Friday, September 12, 2003, Little Rock Arkansas. I was not going to review this release. June Carter Cash was obviously ill while she was recording Wildwood F…
Youthful and beautiful, Aurora Block plants her flag on the summit of being the finest female traditional blues guitarist and singer. After 15-plus recordings, Ms. Block fi…