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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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Engels Espiritos is a Brazilian harmonica player and a vocalist, he is also the leader on three albums, the most recent album, Faces of the Harp an independent relea…
Mike Barone, a trombone king, a big band leader, a composer, an arranger, a dedicated jazz artist, driving his big band to glory. His newest album, By Request -- the…
Jayme Stone plays banjo, he has a very distinctive style, he is a composer, an educator, a bandleader, a world traveler and a fresh new spirit on the contemporary music sce…
A good time feel pervades this recording, a self-titled solo effort, piano and vocals, Micah Barnes with singing in a style somewhat reminiscent to the hard edged gr…
An upbeat performance featuring exceptional playing from two gifted musicians, Matt Brubeck and David Braid, in a duet performance of piano and cello, in a style that may o…
Tolminski Punt by leader Zlatko Kaucic an avante garde master drummer and percussionist sets a tone of insurrection. Through the use of various sounds, effects from …
Streif is a quartet from Norway that have produced an album of traditional Scandinavian and Norwegian folk songs infused with a contemporary jazz feel. The songs are warm a…
An exciting new release from soul master Raul Midon was spinning on my CD player all week in advance of the official release date scheduled for September 25, 2007, A Wor…
High Octane and firing on all cylinders, this new CD release by big band leader and trumpeter Dan McMillion pushes his Jazz Orchestra well past the stratosphere. Pay…
The eagerly anticipated David Virelles CD Motion, a well deserved award for winning the grand prize at the 2006 Montreal Jazz Festival - where the David Virelles Qui…