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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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  • 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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Saxophonist/percussionist Hilary Noble has teamed up with Latin drummer extraordinaire Bobby Sanabria to produce Noble Savage. The result is a musical stew with a pronounce…
Jessica Williams joins the MAXJAZZ roster as the third artist in the label's piano series (following Bruce Barth and Peter Martin). Widely respected among her fellow musici…
The primary credit on this disc is Mike Jones - solo piano, but there are three other credits that deserve significant, if not equal, attention. First, there's the Kawai EX…
A popular figure in the Toronto jazz scene, Ron Davis presents his talents in a variety of settings and styles on soloduotrio and demonstrates his mastery of each of them. …
Kyle Coughlin has mixed jazz and classical performance with a career in musical academia (he holds a doctorate in clarinet performance from Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory…
There's little about guitarist Nat Najar's solo debut, Jazz Impressions to hint at his roots in blues-rock jam bands. Instead, there are echoes of his jazz heroes, p…
Tony Perez may not be as famous as his Baseball Hall of Famer namesake yet, but give the 28 year old Cuban pianist a bit of time and he may eclipse the former star of the B…
Guitar, bass and reeds is an unusual lineup for a jazz trio, and GSU achieves some unexpected results within that framework. Whether it's free improvisational interplay, th…
The fourth release by Mac Gollehon's Smokin' Section, In The Spirit Of Fats Navarro blends four new compositions by the leader with a set of songs from the pen and book of …
This installment in Candela's Salsa Mundo series features European artists interpreting Afro-Cuban dance music with consistently interesting results. Ranging from the fusio…