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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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  • 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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Sax player Dan Moretti is never at loss when it comes to expressing himself. Passing Place satisfies on many levels. The group is cohesive and swinging on all eleven…
Coltrane's recordings for Prestige showcased a period of intense discovery and amazing skill and drive. This release (which is part of the recent Prestige Profiles s…
Jazz Epicure is a string trio made up of violin, guitar and bass. Together, they weave a tapestry of inspired playing, a love of standards, and unrivaled joy. Broadway D…
Bassist Sam Bevan's lyrical approach to the bass is featured on his latest release The Fine Line. Utilizing a top-notch group of musicians, Bevan showcases his playi…
Swedish guitarist, Per Sjodin swings with a lyrical touch on his most recent release, Gentle Thoughts. With solid backing from his group, Sjodin captures the spirit …
Italian pianist Roberto Magris swings hard on Check-In. His pulsating style is evident throughout. With a solid group of musicians including saxophonist, Tony Lakato…
On their second release, Twenty For One, a cappella group Cadence continue to explore originals as well as time honored pop classics. Variety is the key to their exi…
For guitarist Peder Af Ugglas, having a varied musical upbringing has only helped him grow as a musician. Autumn Shuffle is a captivating session featuring Ugglas's …
Bassist Gregg August is one of the most exciting and innovative musicians on the scene today. Having performed with such luminaries as Chico O'Farrill, Paquito D'Rivera …
Pascal Le Boeuf is a young pianist/composer with a promising future. Migration showcases the fine talents of not only Le Boeuf but the rest of his talented band. At …
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