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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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  •  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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  • 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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Michael Laprarie

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Detroit-area pianist Ellen Rowe is in fine form on "Syvan Way", her new CD for Bopo records. The music selection consists of a well-balanced mixture of jazz s…
"It’s Reigning Kats & Dogs & Bogen" is the latest offering from Israeli-born pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen. The album features ten solo piano performances and…
"Chasing Tales" is the third release by Maine-based guitarist Mark Kleinhaut. Kleinhaut’s regular trio consisting of bassist Jim Lyden and drummer Mark Mackso…
Trumpeter Raphe Malik has been a mainstay in the free and avant-garde jazz scenes for nearly thirty years now. Malik came to prominence in the 1970’s through work wi…
Regarding this album, composer/performer Ray Lema enthusiastically states, "My (life-long) dream is to play with traditional musicians without asking them to change. I am t…
This is The Southern California Jazz Company's first commercial recording. It is released by Sea Breeze Jazz, a label specializing in bag band jazz and whose catalog is hig…
There is an old musician's joke that says that most 'jazz singers' get their start in college when, as a struggling musical theatre student, the college newspaper inadverte…
Fans of the late Julius Hemphill's Sextet will no doubt be familiar with saxophonist Marty Ehrlich, who eagerly lists Hemphill has his main teacher and mentor. Ehrlich perf…
Openin' Flowa' is the third in a series of three debut CD's from the improvisational group Wet Paint, led by percussionist/vocalist Douglas Elliot. This CD is made up of ma…
Al Cron is a Boston, MA based trombonist in the bebop and swing tradition. He has paid his dues as a performer in numerous touring big bands and pit orchestras, incl…