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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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  • 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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Paul Carlon has been a part of the New York and Latin jazz for over fifteen years. He completed a Master’s in music composition at The City College of New York, and now …
Prestige has recently reissued a spate of 1950s classics remastered by legendary producer Rudy Van Gelder. It’s incredible to imagine RVG recording this date almost 50 y…
Borrowing a page from the Blue Note marketing folks, select albums from the Prestige vaults will be remastered by legendary producer Rudy Van Gelder. A question many rea…
Saxophonist Marshall Royal was widely regarded as a section player in the Count Basie band, with a sound influenced by Benny Carter or Johnny Hodges. Gordon Jenkins, arr…
Baritone saxophone player Charles Evans is a new artist on the scene and a welcome discovery. Ballads, recorded in March of 2004, is the first release in Evans’ d…
Jazzreview.com readers who live outside of the Chicago area will probably be unfamiliar with Jo Ann Daugherty and her music. Raised as a Midwestern farm girl, she attend…
This is Liam Sillery's debut album, a tribute to his mentors who include Red Rodney and Joe Henderson. Sillery plays trumpet and flugelhorn and has been active in New Yo…
Andreas Baer hails from Switzerland, where he studied classical piano before he became interested in jazz. Baer cites Oscar Peterson and Monty Alexander as primary influ…