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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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  • 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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Michael Laprarie

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"Line on Love" is the Palmetto Jazz label debut for renowned clarinetist and saxophonist Marty Ehrlich. This CD is the result of a 2002 European tour with pia…
The Henry Mancini Institute offers the most promising young musicians from across the world a chance to experience an intensive summer educational program that provides enc…
A first glance at the instrumentation of Enrico Rava's new CD "Full of Life" brings to mind the past pianoless groups led by Max Roach and particularly Gerry …
One of the more satisfying aspects of reviewing jazz CD's is the opportunity to hear artists who dwell in the arena of independent record labels and the local music scene, …
"Swept Away" is bassist Mary Ann McSweeney's second CD outing with her present band, which includes husband Mike Fahn on trombone, Donny McCaslin on reeds, He…
As most readers of this site will know, Kenny Werner is one of the most accomplished modern pianists in jazz today, and aside from an extensive career as a noted sid…
There is certainly no shortage of talent or inspiration on Bruce Barth's latest offering for MaxJazz, "Live At The Village Vanguard." Barth's piano trio featu…
This excellent compilation draws primarily on material recorded for Prestige Records and its subsidiary label Bluesville during the 1950's and 1960's. Also represented here…
Arbors Records presents yet another fine CD in the traditional jazz idiom. The Palm Beach Society Orchestra is the house band for the Grand Floridian Hotel at Walt D…
"Autumn in New York" is the latest effort by NYC pianist Pete Malinverni and his superb trio consisting of Dennis Irwin on bass and drummer Leroy Williams. It…