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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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  • 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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Patrick Vandenberghe Of [Uzine]

Patrick Vandenberghe Of [Uzine]

With simple means, a warm little thing of beauty was created: "Also InWhite" opens jazzily, moves on to a piano piece, adds trumpet and someThielemansish harmonica, then fo…
A lo-fi Miles Davis Quintet? Thrill Jockey goes Columbia and Blue Note? TheCUD fuse jazz with contemporary influences and this is their seventh album -including those relea…
The Roger Tubesound Ensemble's debut album "Pentatonic Surprise" (1997, RI-046)was one of the first pseudonyms with which Atom Heart (or AtomTM as he callshimself nowadays)…
There is a lot of talk these days about experimental music. But despitementioning the more obvious names, such as John Coltrane or Sun Ra, there isa basic lack of understan…
Hey, it's the comeback of Sam Suffy! With Moulin having made highly collectible solo work and as a member of Placebo [B] (see also [uzine 99.04] and [uzine 99.06]) and Tele…
Atom SchMidT and Burnt Friedman ("the Jack DeJohnette of free beat programming") return with their third album. This time around, however, the music was not entirely progra…
This compilation reveals Oneness of Juju to be one of the most underrated jazz / jazz funk bands of the USA. Oneness of Juju (previously Juju) were from the Richmond, Virgi…
Bill Laswell helped Herbie Hancock (see also U0104) with his "Rockit"breakthrough some twenty years ago. And the Material man is heavily presenthere as well, as co-producer…