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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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Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson

A piano trio recording can be a tricky format. As often as not, they tend to rely on the same old tried-and-true framework: a couple of standards ("Autumn Leaves", "On G…
The Tunnel is a classic study in "How to Make a Modern Tenor Sax Album." Any album featuring tenor sax since 1939 must include that stand-by "Body and Soul." Saxo…
On his latest release, a too-much overlooked artist revisits a too-much overlooked masterpiece from over thirty years ago.For over forty years, Michael White, one…
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