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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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Bobby Selvaggio provides a formidable assortment of musical delicacies on his most current release entitled Modern Times. Selvaggio is a superb saxophonist whose …
Free is the title of the fourth release on the Sweet Briar Music label for the Ad Colen Quartet. Covering a wide-ranging scope of tuneful sound-vistas, this newly…
On Craig Buhler’s most recent release Skykomish, the multitalented reed player has taken a group of wide-ranging popular songs and deftly given them significantly…
New West is a group consisting of three acoustical guitarists with similar sensibilities and considerable talent. Their newest offering, entitled Sleeping Lady, i…
"The qualities in music which I considered most important -- and still do -- were beauty, simplicity, originality, discrimination, and sincerity." ~ Paul DesmondD…
The Groovemasters are a new contemporary jazz ensemble whose eponymous offering is a five song EP that richly satisfies and leaves the listener wanting more. These heavy…
"Regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going." ~ Wes Montgomery. The foremost thing that really stands out about Nils is his pleasing amalga…

Paul Taylor has long been amongst the cream of the crop when it comes to discussions regarding contemporary jazz saxophonists. He possesses a most distinctive and easily…

Richard Elliot is a Scottish born Contemporary Jazz saxophone player, who continually delivers musical treasures. His successful formula involves weaving a rich tapestry…
Life is being on the wire, everything else if just waiting. ~ Karl Wallenda (of the Flying Wallendas acrobatic family) Spyro Gyra is an enduring contemporary jazz…
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