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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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  • 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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  • 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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Robert Sutton

Robert Sutton

(Cincinnati, OH/Robert Sutton) A vibraphone is to Rusty Burge (http://www.rustyburge.com) as quill pens were to the Romantic poets. In other words, it is an extension of his soul, the bridge in which feelings and ideas cross from the imagination to the listener. On his latest album, Illumination, Burge continues his exploration of a vibraphone’s various moods and tones. However, Burge’s compositional skills are focused on melodies and not instrumental wizardry. The result is a