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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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  •  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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  • 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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Randy Sandke has to be one of the most underrated trumpet players on the planet. Along with being a fine composer/arranger, he has an absolutely beautiful sound on the inst…
Wayne Johnson is the guitarist for the touring band which accompanies the acclaimed vocal group Manhattan Transfer. With this CD he steps out on his ownand has produced a t…
I've always felt that the Manhattan Transfer has been sort of taken for grantedin popular music circles. They are almost too good. For decades now they have epitomized the …
1963 was not a particularly good year for jazz or big bands, but along cameWoody Herman with one killer outfit of a big band , probably one of the mostexciting in jazz hist…