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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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  •  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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  • 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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Richard Bourcier

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When we reviewed this band’s CD Wire & Wood three years ago, we predicted an award in the near future. That prediction held true. Glamourpuss received several nomina…
Once in a while, a gem falls into the laps of jazz listeners. Monk’s Bones is one of them. The newest release by the Monk’s Music Trio will hit the shelves of…
Some of our readers will already be familiar with Cole Broderick’s albums. During the 90s, the upstate New York pianist turned out four CDs dedicated to his hometown. The c…
For more than a century, the streets of New Orleans echoed the sound of marching bands with colorful names like Olympia, Excelsior, Eagle, Tuxedo and the early St. Joseph b…
One of the jazz world’s best known arrangers, Ernie Wilkins (1919-1999) was born in Saint Louis where he and his childhood pal Clark Terry gigged as teenagers. It was Clark…
A century ago, the Impressionist painters threw the art world into a spin when they painted scenes "as they saw them" rather than copying nature. Nick Moss could truly b…
Atlanta based guitarist Dan Baraszu offers his new CD Nightfall, a self-produced project distributed by the digital label Blue Canoe. The collection wi…
It should be mentioned up front that this is almost the same band that Woody Herman brought to the Everest studios in September 1958. Chubby Jackson was part of many of Her…
Easy As It Gets is the fourth CD by John Sheridan’s Dream Band. In typical fashion, Sheridan digs deep into the archives of his own memory and comes up with an in…
Herbie Hancock’s many fans come from a wide spectrum of musical genres. So do his guests on the new production titled Possibilities. Over the last several dec…