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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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  • 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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This is possibly the best vocal jazz recording, ever. Vox One wanted to make real jazz, music that would turn the heads of critics more used to instrumental jazz. Their rec…
Funkycool is a befitting adjective used to describe Chris Standring's debut solo release on the Instinct Jazz recording label. I realized that this word is not a word accor…
Let me be the first to give you an "Introduction" to this young 22 year old drummer / leader / composer who must have been reincarnated from a great jazz musician from the …
This young new 21 year old up and coming saxophone player has proven his point that he is an artist to be remembered on his debut release, "Forever Loved". Jimmy comments o…
Think of this as a waterwheel: peaceful, but always moving - and there is power in the movement. Metal strings shake in hard strokes; brittle harpsichord sound with a bit o…
Due to be released to the public on August 4th are this astonishing new live CD, Ablaze in Orlando and a most exciting 90 minute video featuring guitar virtuoso Ken Navarro…
Smooth Jazz at its Smoothest! Being a long time fan of soprano saxman Marion Meadows, I was pretty anxious when I heard he had a new release coming out. Marion having atten…
A modern jazz trio performing contemporary jazz the "French" way. These three french musicians intermix to design a collection of tunes that are uptempo and thoroughly crea…
This month Satellites Records has releases to red hot live jazz recordings. First is our favorite female jazz vocalist, Kimiko Itoh live at the Montreaux Jazz Festival. Sec…
When the word "Groovy" was developed as a word in the English language it was specifically meant to describe the vibes given off by the sensational new fusion group Jazz is…