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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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  • 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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Canadian jazz vocalist Denise Baker has been on the scene for 16 years, and "Love is a Four Letter Word" is her second release. Baker's approach seems short, sweet, …
Middletown, Ohio, native Emmett North Jr. shares a bit of his music with his band The Gallery of Groove."The Groove" contains only three songs, but the tracks are…
West Coast meets East Coast in a 9-track compact disc called "Crossweave." Done by the Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble, "Crossweave" is not only innovative…
Guitarist Jesse Cook's recent live album "Montréal" was recorded during the 2004 Montreal International Jazz Festival. "Montréal" features songs spanning Cook…
Guitarist Jon Durant blends elements of jazz, rock, new age and minimalism in his fifth project, "Things Behind the Sun," creating a wholly unique space.With the …
House Band is a group of musicians make up the kaleidoscope of record label Louie Records, which encourages the evolution of new sound. According to their Web site, "Louie …
With four albums to their credit, Airborne returns with a 12-track compact disc entitled "Heavy Vibes." Accented with elements of straight-ahead jazz with Caribbean …
"Still Picture" introduces the talent of Jon Opstad, 20, a drummer/percussionist/composer from Norway. He has studied clarinet, piano and saxophone at an early age b…
For a unique jazz experience, I invite you to listen to the jazzy, almost dance tunes of Doctor Jazz's Universal Remedy. The group consists of Miss LouLou (vocals), Dr. Mar…
Durham, North Carolina, native Willie Hill incorporates his experiences as a soul and rhythm and blues musician into a reflective 10-track album, "A Restful Day."…