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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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    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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  • 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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Today we take you to Brazil where the guitarist Mario Adnet recorded his instrumental tribute CD to the late Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Jobim (sometimes re…
It is difficult for me to determine in what section Carter & Bodlovich’s second release, "The Shadow Out of Time", belongs in a CD store.I was thinking Gypsy fusi…
"Standards" are the life blood of jazz vocalists. The great catalog of songs that are recognized after one stanza gives jazz stylists a seemingly bottomless vat of mater…
I honestly never thought that I would ever hear a CD (in this case an EP-CD) with both "Autumn Leaves" and Leonard Cohen’s "I’m Your Man" as tracks, but Kate Stewart pro…
I have a genetic affinity for piano players. My dad was a piano player with his own big band back in the 1930s. In our house if Teddy Wilson was not a god, he was at lea…
The incredible range of the music produced in Brazil is always dominated by the unceasing Brazilian rhythms - whether it is a slow ballad or a dazzling Samba. Rhythm is …
Let’s start with a short quiz. Megetmeget is:a. The sound a Scandinavian Frog makesb. A Techno-Jazz duo from Norway and Denmarkc. All of the above
I have to admit that I approached Karen Marie Garret’s CD "It’s About the Rose" with some trepidation. I am not a greater lover of the New Age music genre. Also the pros…
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