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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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    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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  •  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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Hearing David Chenu’s album Two is like listening to someone finally telling the truth. It’s dark, stark and magnetic. This is not what you would label "happy" …
The first thing you notice about the new Paul Berner CD Running Outside is how closely the packaging resembles a Pat Metheny project. A quick trip to his websit…
Master Pianist David Kane has presented his fourth outstanding album. Like its predecessors, "Machinery of The Night" is a remarkable collection of incredible mat…
The first thing you notice about the new Paul Berner CD Running Outside is how closely the packaging resembles a Pat Metheny project. A quick trip to his websit…
I must admit that in the past week, I have fought every temptation to reduce this review of David Kane’s splendid album, Machinery of The Night to three mere wo…
I’ve always regarded the ultimate jazz album as being totally transparent.When you need it to lay out in the background as you read, muddle through 6:00PM traffic…
Canadian Alto Sax Monster Richard Underhill’s Moment In Time is a Jazz Dream come true. It is a complete album, exhibiting all of the intensity, passion and gra…
This young pianist, the most important force in jazz in the post-Keith Jarrett era - not that Jarrett is in any way "over" - continues to reinvent himself, or at least to e…
Someone once asked me what my favorite instrument was. I guess they thought since I am a drummer, I would automatically spit out my love for all things percussive! Howev…
It is no secret that Kurt Elling is the most outstanding male vocalist in jazz. Since his performance at the 1996 International Association of Jazz Educators meeting in Chi…