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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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  • 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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  • 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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The Lost Tapes is not just another big band performance on DVD. The project was planned, staged and recorded on an elaborately designed sound-stage. Recorded only tw…
Blues collectors will welcome Blues Beginnings, a nice compilation of early electric blues. Empire Musicwerks offers a great selection of rare material that y…
Here's a fine new offering from a man who cooks equally well on the stage or in the kitchen. Mel Melton's CD is possibly one of the last record sessions to come out of New …
Mississippi born bluesman, Zac Harmon, issued his second CD a couple of weeks ago. The new album highlights Harmon and his band "The Mid South Blues Revue" with a variety o…
Here's some nice straight-ahead, no nonsense jazz from Washington, DC. The classically trained pianist Bob Boguslaw offers his second CD, Gabrielle's Hand. Th…
It's been a long, long time! Lydia Pense and Cold Blood return with some cool new material and a couple of oldies. Baby Boomers will recall this fine Bay Area funk-rock-blu…
Dick Hyman is an enigma. Here is a pianist who plays the music of numerous classic jazz figures while forging his own identifiable style. Whether executing the works of Eub…
From its inception, the jazz world has been a haven for trombonists. Beginning with men like Kid Ory through Jack Teagarden, Frank Rosolino, J.J.Johnson, Kai Winding, the i…
It seems almost incredible that there is not a surviving member of this 1969 all-star quartet. Ralph Sutton (1922-2001) was probably the greatest modern practitioner of gen…
Here's a musician who has been branded with a number of musical styles. With nine CDs behind him, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach shows great versatility. Having heard of his reput…