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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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Active. Actually, the title is "Sophistry", but that's what you hear as this starts spinning - activity. Warm vibes rumble on the bottom as flute and Greg Osby's alto dance…
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4 by Fourplay

A new release by Fourplay is a no-brainer. It's going to be good, no doubt in my mind. However, Fourplay now has a new twist. That new twist is the well-known jazz guitaris…
Art Farmer is one of the true living legends of jazz that provides jazz fans with a taste of where jazz came from while yet providing a look into where it is going. Art hav…
Performed in the silhouette of classic jazz standards, Dave Ellis blows the tenor sax with a whole new multi-faceted light on great jazz music. His technical abilities shin…
Some people may think that the rareness of a female sax player is somewhat of a gimmick. Let me set the record straight, the answer is "No, Candy Dulfer is no joke!" Candy …
Atlantic Records knows a winner when they hear one, and the winner is, Steve Cole. Saxman Steve Cole has composed a treat for contemporary jazz fans to treasure. Most recen…
Making standards of his own, Freddy Cole lays down vocal tracks to remember for a lifetime. The catch phrase, "singing with feeling" has been used to describe masters and m…
Water Street was a warehouse district in Brooklyn, its ancient blocks standing grimly as a city grows around them. Andrew Cheshire was not grim; on the cover he leans on hi…
Brian Bromberg is a true master of the Bass, or should I say Basses. Bromberg plays a variety of acoustic, electric and electronic basses including fretted, fretless, picco…
Can Rick keep raising the bar on great jazz music? This notorious trumpeter / fluegeler / composer / producer raises the bar ten feet tall on his latest release "Full Strid…