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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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  • 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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Richard C. Anderson

Richard C. Anderson

The three elements to jazz - three things that make music jazz as opposed to rock or folk or anything else - are the blues, improvisation and swing. And while one can pract…
Born out of the trauma of 9/11, Charles Lloyd’s new two-disc ECM recording, Lift Every Voice, is a remedy for the sabre rattling so coolly analyzed on the news each …
Skill and joy are in amply evidence on Phillips, Grier & Flinner’s sophomore release on Compass Records, Looking Back, the much-anticipated follow-up to their 1999 s…
By now, even if you haven’t heard Norah Jones sing, you’ve most likely heard of Norah Jones. She’s cut a few tracks on a few albums, been enjoying airplay and appearances o…
Rachelle Ferrell doesn’t like to call herself a jazz singer. She released her debut CD, First Instrument, in 1990 in Japan specifically to avoid being pigeonholed as…
The world saw the passing of the 100th anniversary of Hoagland Howard Carmichael, aka "Hoagy," on Nov. 11, 1899, without much hoopla. In the past few years the lawyer-turne…
If a good album is like a journey, and a good journey seems to go by in a flash, Medeski Martin & Wood’s latest disc, Uninvisible, is a very good album.Like a jou…
The superlative "best big band in America" doesn’t inspires much awe these days. Big bands still bring to mind old guys in matching jackets playing anesthetizing arrangemen…
Saxophonist Greg Osby has been at the cutting edge of jazz since he hit the scene in the mid-’80s. As a founding member of the M-BASE (Macro-Basic Array of Structured Extem…
Guitarist Bill Frisell begins his new self-entitled CD with a chord. It starts like something out of a Joni Mitchell song, but over the course of a single second it disinte…
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