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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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  • 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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Innovative, original, powerful, energetic. If these are things you look for in a great jazz CD, then look no further, The Joel Moore Quartet is all that and more. Th…
Groovosphere, guitarist Matt Marshak’s third CD heats things up right from the start and keeps it hot throughout. Marshak has written as well as produced all of the …
Urban Jazz Coalition (UJC), an incredible ensemble of seven top-notch musicians out of Columbus, Ohio and their latest CD, Down To Get Up is some of the hottest c…
Gigi MacKenzie’s debut solo CD Skylark is a sexy, romantic and intoxicating journey through some of the greatest standards in music from the 1940’s to the present. M…
Window Shopping is the second and long awaited new release from gifted saxophonist Jack Prybylski. Prybylski hooks up with veteran guitarist and producer Ken Navarro…
Sophisticated, sexy, classy, funky. These are just a few words that describe the latest CD from pianist Alan Hewitt aptly titled Metropolis. If this describes what y…
Jazz guitarist Patrick Yandall’s latest project, Samoa Soul is simply delicious. If you’ve got an appetite for some great smooth jazz with a few other flavors superb…
Imagine something that's tranquil and soothing, yet also contains some very cool vibes with a layer or two of spice tossed in the mix. This is what you get with the new CD …
I Am Ready is the new smooth jazz CD from Swedish saxophonist Greger Hillman. Hillman is leaving the role of sideman to stand on his own with the ten original songs …
On this, his second solo CD, bassist Michael Manson is Just Feelin’ It! Manson’s skill on the bass is evident right from the start. He brings you right into the music with …
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