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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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  • 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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The Cole Broderick Quartet was formed in 1992. In 1993, they played the Newport Jazz Festival and began recording what became a 4 CD box set, Seasons of Saratoga,…
This CD is off the hook! The ease with which it cascades from one style to the next, and the apparent close comradery of the brilliantly organized ensemble of musicians …
These guys can really jive and wail. Led by bassist Dave Post and featuring alto saxophonist, Buddy Terry, who played with huge names such as Ray Charles, Count Basie, A…
Walter Theodore Rollins, the mostly self-taught tenor saxophone "colossus" was born in 1930, in New York City. By his teenage years he had already formed bands with drum…
An associate at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, composer Rick Bishop plays fretted, fretless and 12 string bass, as well as guitar on this collection. This is his se…
Avi Rothbard, originally from Israel, has been making his way through the New York jazz scene for the past few years and this is his second release with Midlantic Record…
Harold Arlen is one of the most widely recognized composers from the 20th century; and this collection of 12 of his best known songs, beautifully arranged by Bob Ojeda, …
This seven-piece group proves versatile as well as tight. Under the direction of Terrell Stafford, they manage to create a large sound, while still maintaining the intim…
A hungry ghost’s cravings can never be satisfied and only the desire for truth can set one free from this existence. In much the same way that the Buddha enticed the hun…
Suzanne Ciani takes listeners on an exhilarating voyage on Silver Ship, her first release of original work in six years. Ciani is a five-time Grammy nominee and w…
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