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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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  • 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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  • 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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  •  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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Los Hombres Calientes have out done themselves with this one, "Vol 3 New Congo Square," is a great CD, it has an eclectic blend of jazz and old fashioned funk by way of New…
With You in Mind, the wonderful mellow new CD featuring bassist, David Friesen and pianist, Gary Versace is a pure delight! This collaboration is thoughtfully composed, the…
Trumpet player Chris Botti's Columbia debut CD Night Sessions is remarkable hard driving improvasation that breathes with energy and passion. Each composition is tho…
Saxophonist Michael Lington steps forth with no holds bar on the tremendously powerful opener, "Twice In A Life Time". This cut really brings the jam up close and funkiful,…
Burn'in the Blues is the explosive new CD by premier musicians; Jeff Palmer, organist, John Abercrombie, guitarist, Vincent Herring, on alto & soprano saxophones and drumme…
If "Freehouse is where we live," may we live forever in Kit's House! This CD gets better the more I listen to it. Full of fresh cutting edge rhytmically jamming arraignment…
The refreshing CD "Inspire" from saxophone player Andrew Neu is rightfully titled. Neu's ability to capture the essence of each piece with crisp harmon…
Jazz Guitarist Cary DeNigris breaks out with his nonstop grooving compilation "Hang On". This guy knows how to keep you hanging on to every note as it dips, dives and glide…