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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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  •  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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Push, the Matt Newton debut recording as a leader, not only highlights his accomplished piano playing, but also his skill as a composer. The record is made up of eig…
Daniel Ori’s debut CD as a leader is wonderful. A straight ahead contemporary jazz album that blends world influences into plenty of jazz stories. So It Goes takes t…
Jesse Elder has a new CD, The Winding Shelland it is long past due. His debut recording Jesse Elder Quintet - Leaf Lines (Independent 2005) showcased a talent…
In A Dream is the first release for Gretchen Parlato on the Obliq label. Ms. Parlato has a previous independent CD released in 2005. Since that time she has honed he…
Upto Here From Here is a new CD release from Ayelet Rose Gottlieb. It’s her third album since her debut CD Internal External which was rated best of 2004 by A…
Rita diGhent has a new CD Sprawl Indigo it has many fine features, including the inimitable vocalizing of Ms. diGhent. Combining jazz sensibilities with hip, street …

Robert Glasper is an excellent pianist, a fine composer, and a leader of a couple of bands. He is also a producer of considerable talent. His new album, his third on the Bl…

Jazz legend Chico Hamilton, drummer, composer, leader, educator, producer and all around cultural treasure for America’s music, has a new record,Twelve Tones Of Love…
Benn Clatworthy is a British tenor saxophonist presently based in L.A. He has a grand tone, deep and luxurious - full and resonating. His recording as a leader on this trio…

Ozella Music is a Norwegian record label, an enterprise of musician, producer, and composer Dagobert Böhm. Three labels provide a base for artists with productions from the…