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FEATURED INTERVIEWS

  • 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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Jack McDuff’s importance to the sub-genres of jazz is beyond what anyone had previously given him credit for, in truth he is an important link to the blending of jazz, soul…
This is certainly an ironic title for someone that ended up in jail for possession of heroin. Art Pepper’s Smack Up was a classic exploration of his instinctive abil…
Arnett Cobb is "Movin’ Right Along" on all eight tracks that encompass this original jazz classic. Released in 1960 originally, it was a roadmap to the sound of bop with se…
.... As if every note was sent from Heaven A Review of Miles Davis’ Masterpiece, "Kind of Blue" Browsing for something new at a local record store, I glanced over in the ja…
A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry is a classic recording that should not be overlooked. It was originally released in 1957 between the absolut…

As a prelude to his first undisputed classic "Saxophone Colossus," "Tenor Madness" was recorded in May ’56 during a hyper period of recording. Hoping to distance himself fr…

He's in the pantheon of jazz greats and is arguably one of the finest tenor sax players ever. Alongside the likes of John Coltrane and Lester Young, Sonny Rollins is the…

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