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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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  •  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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Tim Madison

Tim Madison

When Giuseppi Logan resurfaced just over a year ago, after having been absent from the jazz scene for nearly forty years, a comeback seemed unlikely. Homeless at the tim…
The retro-big band sound on this release gleams bright like the bumper on a '57 Chevy. So bright, in fact, that a reasonably astute listener couldn't be blamed for wonderin…
The west coast is still somewhat of an afterthought in the jazz world. Even though the contributions made by west coast based artists have been formidable, the yardstick…
This album falls into the category of experimental blues. Although the Sam Marshall Trio's all acoustic approach puts it on another shelf so to speak, comparisons could …
Guitarist Kim Johannesen and clarinetist Svein Magus Furu travel far beyond the borders of jazz on this release. The music they create here would certainly be more at home …
The John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble explores a hybridization between classical and jazz on Eternal Interlude. The album includes six Hollenbeck compositions, all orig…
David Berkman and his quartet pay fine tribute to the Manhattan Jazz Club, Smoke, on this live album, which was recorded at the storied venue. Located on 106th and Broadway…
 

New York based artist Suzannah Troy had never heard of multi-reedist/composer Giuseppi Logan when she stumbled upon him playing his horn in Tompkins Square Park in the City's East Village. She was unfamiliar with the two albums he put out on the ESP label in the 1960's, or his mysterious disappearance from the jazz world shortly thereafter. She did not know that many of Logan's Internet bio's still stated: "...it is believed (but has not been confirmed) that he passed a