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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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  • 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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Michael Laprarie

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Tenor saxophonist Chris Potter's latest effort, "Traveling Mercies", takes the listener on a journey through a complex contemporary musical world that fuses s…
Saxophonist Jason Goldman has just released his debut album, "The Definitive Standard." Goldman is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and the Thelonio…
Italian-born guitarist Enrico Rosa has been a part of the European music scene for over thirty years, playing on dozens of albums as both a sideman and leader. He ha…
"Slowpoke" is guitarist Ken Rose's debut album. Born and based in Boston, Rose studied with guitar great Randy Roos. After attending the Joint Services School…
"All This And Heaven Too" marks the debut of New York vibist Chuck Redd as a leader for the Arbors Records label. This CD features Redd in an intimate trio se…
Accomplished Canadian bassist Daniel Lessard offers listeners his latest project in the form of "Barocco", fashioned as a set of improvisational pieces connec…
Boston-based saxophonist Ed Harlow is a graduate of the University of North Texas and a veteran of a post-collegiate music world of ghost big bands (Glenn Miller and…
"The Way" is pianist Bob Boguslaw's first recording for Summit Records. Boguslaw's group performs regularly at New York City's Kennedy Center and is fairly we…
Original Jazz Classics (a division of Fantasy Jazz) has released the first of two new sets of samplers featuring the label’s mighty catalog of historic jazz recordin…
Fantasy/Original Jazz Classics has added yet another treasure to their already burgeoning catalog with the release of a second volume of music from Dave Brubeck’s le…