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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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    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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The Jazz Review loves to feature new and innovative jazz talent and Craig Pilo is one of the most talented up and coming drummers around. The diversity of Craig's musical b…
Roberta Piket's debut release is both an absolute listening pleasure and a tribute to jazz past and present. Roberta describes her work by saying, "I think the best tribute…
Turnipseed Records new release by The David Morgan Trio brings us jazz the way it should be heard, "Live". According to MargAnn Turnipseed, "All of the discs on our label a…
The Jazz Review is dedicated to promoting the very best in Classic, Contemporary and Acid Jazz. However, there is a new realm of music that is taking off around the country…
Arkadia Jazz is a new jazz record label that has come out of the box with a flawless first release. Signing on the truly masterful and talented musician, David Liebman, sho…
An extraordinary composer / keyboardist " is the way many would describe Elliot Levine. Finding the love of music at the impressionable age of four, Levine played by ear an…
While listening to this CD by master guitarist Ryo Kawasaki, I tried to figure out what was so different from other acid / contemporary jazz releases? After reading the bio…
Innovative, arousing and awakening is the perspective that Ove Johansson creates on his new CD titled "Solo in a Different World". LJ Records of Haverdal, Sweden has recent…
Since 1992 Boney James has hit the Jazz music scene with hit after astonishing hit. Boney has definitely made his mark on Contemporary Jazz history. For example, with his 1…
Kimiko Itoh's stunning and distinctively crystal clear vocals have been astonishing her Japanese audience for years. Kimiko has been voted the #1 Female Jazz Vocalist in Ja…