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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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Los Angeles native Jesse Batiuk puts his guitar playing abilities on full showcase on his debut release Bluephoria. Batiuk goes for a vintage tone and vibe. Playing over mo…
Julian Thomas - heard him singing live at a Concert in February in Leicestershire and just wow, yep original voice, original material and great entertainer. What more can y…
When Mary Martin Stockdale develops her own contributions to New Age Music, she lends a degree of authenticity to them from which other musicians may not have benefited. Fo…
When Mary Martin Stockdale develops her own contributions to New Age Music, she lends a degree of authenticity to them from which other musicians may not have benefited. Fo…
Trumpeter John McNeil’s second effort for OmniTone Records presents an intimate musical sojourn, framed upon a sleepless evening. For example, he brandishes a Miles Davis-l…
Trumpeter John McNeil is a new quantity to this writer -- upon further research I learned he's been around since the 70s, playing with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra an…
Drummer Paul Motian has been in some of history’s most cutting-edge jazz bands: Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, Carla Bley, Paul Bley…
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