NU_OPEN
 

FEATURED INTERVIEWS

  • 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…
    Read more...
  • 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…
    Read more...
  •  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…
    Read more...
  • Kem Owens
    Written by
    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…
    Read more...
MORE INTERVIEWS
The Keepnews Collection re-issue CD’s are always well produced, they have great liner notes by the man himself, Orrin Keepnews. The sound quality is excellent, the musician…
Joe Davidian is a talented pianist, a composer and a band leader. He has a new outstanding recording and on it he leads his trio, through nine songs. Mostly originals, two …
If there's such thing as a sure thing in jazz, it's taking a group of legends and putting them together in one band. Because the heart of jazz is cooperative improvisati…
There is truly something wonderful and spiritual about Amiri Baraka’s spoken word "rap" on this recording. It’s not rap as we think of it in 2008, in terms of Hip-Hop, b…
Jonathan Voltzok’s latest release More To Come is a vow to audiences that more is coming and not just wishful thinking. The trombonist embraces traditional bebop …
Low Down, No Good Down Right Nasty, no, this is not how I would describe the debut CD by Canadian tenor saxophonist Bill Prouten. As much as the CD cover might indic…
Saxophonist Tim Warfield’s fifth CD as a leader on the Criss Cross label, his first in six years, is a diverse collection of original compositions, obscure and known jaz…
I always question the relevance of reissues. Concord Music Group has just released a re-mastered version of Coleman Hawkins The Hawk Flies High and I believe it is a…
The Paul Renz Quintet’s latest release, ReBop, is classic bebop with weaving lines and chord brulees that have reflections of Joe Henderson, as the fidgety organ …
Mark Sherman Quartet’s live album is a 2-disc set that pushes vibraphonist Mark Sherman’s talents to the point of artistic wizard. The life-like pulsations and starry-ey…