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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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  • 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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  • 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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The Keepnews Collection re-issue CD’s are always well produced, they have great liner notes by the man himself, Orrin Keepnews. The sound quality is excellent, the musician…
Joe Davidian is a talented pianist, a composer and a band leader. He has a new outstanding recording and on it he leads his trio, through nine songs. Mostly originals, two …
Steve Ramsdell’s new CD Looking For.... is an easy listening contemporary jazz recording that mixes styles. There are lush moments with pure jazz guitar and moments…
Rich Brown is a talented bassist, a composer and the leader of the band Rinsethealgorithm. The band has released their debut recording Locutions, eleven tracks. Song…
DMBQ Live is a first rate collaborative effort from a group of Canadian award winning musicians. The highlight feature is the spirited interaction and obvious improv…
Benjamin Koppel is a Danish saxophonist. On this recording European Jazz Factory he is the composer of all but three of the songs and fills the role of producer. The…
Low Down, No Good Down Right Nasty, no, this is not how I would describe the debut CD by Canadian tenor saxophonist Bill Prouten. As much as the CD cover might indic…
I always question the relevance of reissues. Concord Music Group has just released a re-mastered version of Coleman Hawkins The Hawk Flies High and I believe it is a…
From listening to the title track of this 2007 debut Matt Rippetoe release you get the distinct impression Rippetoe doesn’t take himself too seriously. Boink is at t…
East of the Sun, West of the Moon by The LaVerne Christie Trio, another guitar trio, and led by a women. How many serious female jazz guitarists are there? I can onl…