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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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  • 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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  •  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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  • 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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This debut CD by composer-pianist Ramona Borthwick is her first offering as a leader and, by the sounds of it, it certainly won’t be her last. Her sound and the composit…
Sarah DeLeo’s debut CD, The Nearness of You, is filled with classics from the Great American Songbook. DeLeo has a distinct delivery and conjures images of Peggy …
If you can, stop reading this review for just a few minutes, and put Cadence’s newest release Twenty for One in your player. Don’t read the liner notes, don’t go …
In one word: Impressive. Alex Graham’s The Good Life showcases not only his ability as a reedman but as an improviser, composer and arranger. Backed by a vetera…
Celebrated and ultra-talented jazz singer Jane Monheit presents her first holiday-themed collection with The Season. Her sultry voice has been compared to the l…
While there is an abundance every holiday season of new Christmas albums there are few jazz guitar Christmas albums available. Royce Campbell has decided to fill a void …