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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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    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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A listen to The Phil Norman Tentet’s "Totally" Live at Catalina Jazz Club, even from its start, reveals that its musicians, who have been performing as a group since…
Scotish Borders pianist Dave Milligan has performed throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia and Asia. Previous working associations include time with Art…
This funk and jam jazz fusion band, headed by saxophonist/composer Paul DeLoria, is influenced by bands such as The Rippingtons, John Scofield, Soulive and The Brecker B…
Saxophonist/composer/arranger Bob Mintzer has enjoyed a prolific career as a sideman to the likes of Jaco Pastorius, and longtime member of the contemporary jazz group The …
Perfect Timing, the debut release from classic jazz vocalist Barbara King showcases this lioness’ creamy textured timbres and inspirational voicing to the hilt. H…
There are a lot of unsung groups out there which play in smaller local venues week in and week out. Take Scott Dailey, for example, who, with his trio has been performing s…
Michaela Rabitsch and Robert Pawlik are a pair of Austrian jazz musicians who have been working together for over ten years. Rabitsch carries the vocal and horn duties, …
David Boswell’s third solo effort I Like That is designed to be easily clutched by the listener’s imagination. The music beckons the listener onto the dance floor…
As the title alludes, this is the work of a quartet of impressive players from Scandinavia with a New Yorker or two, recorded in New Jersey (to fully close that circle).…
Pianist and composer Chris Taylor hails from Wichita, but now lives in Boston. Among the artists he’s worked with include Philly Joe Jones, Bobby Durham, Christian McBri…