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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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  • 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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Natasha Mitchell

Natasha Mitchell

A remarkable quartet co-lead by guitarist Dave Stryker and saxophonist/flautist Steve Slagle produces a Keeper worth listening to. The 10-track compilation is t…
It was two great summer days in downtown Portland, Oregon when three musicians got together at a loft space sitting, jamming, listening to each other and grooving along.…
According to his online bio, Paul Thomas Yoder plays trumpet and flugelhorn with unbridled passion. An accomplished musician and vocalist (with some 30+ years of experie…
Produced by Tommy LiPuma and Phil Ramone, Before Me, is a poignant, heartfelt tribute to stellar female artists - Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaugha…
The legacy of R&B crooner Luther Vandross lives on, thanks to some of his jazz friends who captured his eclectic, moving music via vocal and instrumental compilations. S…
In the Loop marks tenor saxophonist Ted Nash's third compact disc and his second CD with jazz group Still Evolved. Band member…
Accidental Beef is the 12th release of Canadian drummer Barry Romberg's Random Access series. The Random Access project has generated a 2005-2006 National Jazz …
When one listens to jazz percussionist Eric Frazier, don't expect to sit still. You will tap your feet, rock side to side or simply sing with familiar tunes on his lates…
For his project with the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet and other special guests, guitarist Igor Lunder wrote a combination of original tunes and arranged some compositions by…
Acclaimed Isreali saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Anat Cohen showcases a versatile interpretation of musical cultures in the debut album, "Place & Time."The…
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