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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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  • 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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Sheldon T. Nunn

Sheldon T. Nunn

Throughout the course of a year, I receive all kinds of compact discs, DVD’s and believe it or not cassette tapes to review. Although the focus of most of these recordin…
Every piece of music an artist writes has merit because of the level of creativity contained within its musical structure. Historically, jazz has always been about chang…
One of the first things I noticed when I listened to the Industrial Jazz Group’s CD entitled Industrial Jazz A Go Go was the band’s propensity towards improvisati…
The late Jimmy Smith is considered by many to be the "Godfather of the Hammond B-3 organ!" Connoisseurs passionately believe that Smith set the standard fo…
When exploring the true essence of keyboardist Tom Schuman, his skills as a jazz influence has yet to be completely realized; however, his ability to entertain and mesme…
Some of the best jazz in music often comes from obscure artists from unknown origins with pluralistic ideas. But in the United States and beyond its Continental borders,…
In a world that has been inundated by the bubbly and sometimes boring sound of smooth jazz, it is refreshing to hear music that is uniquely qualified to be traditional. …
The first thing I noticed about pianist Roberto Magris is the ebb and flow of his rhythmic structured approach to jazz. His latest CD entitled Il Bello Del Jaz…
For his debut release on the Trippin’ ‘N’ Rhythm Record Label, guitarist Chris Standring wanted to have an impact and also make a musical statement at the same time. Sta…
Jazz music as it stands today is not always a clearly defined line of communication. On one end, there is an overwhelming force called smooth jazz that attempts to defin…