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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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  • 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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  •  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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  • 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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Light, breezy, Brazilian jazz from a Rio de Janeiro native guitarist. Who better to deliver this rather tasty little project? Not being one who’d been exposed to this genre…
When an painter approaches his canvas for the first time there is nothing before him but a blank space upon which to work. The same is true for a musician, when they app…
The Portuguese word roda translates as "wheel," but it is also refers to a circle around which musicians play and dancers dance. On his latest Brazilian-jazz rele…
Drummer Andrew Scott Potter has had a really interesting and varied musical career. During the 70s and 80s, he was based in Chicago, where he played in a dizzying array …
With the recent passing of the legendary Brazilian-born composer Moacir Santos, his last collaboration, Choros & Alegria, takes on even more significance. Althoug…
The Sweet Life music will appeal to everyone, not just jazz fans. Brazilian rhythms have the strength to drive Latin jazz lovers out of the room and Molly Greac…
A "Carioca" is someone born in Rio de Janeiro, is also the abbreviation of the Brazilian dance, the Samba Carioca.... and guess what? Carioca is the title that …
Brazilian music, writes Paquito D'Rivera, "is the most balanced formula of rhythm-melody-harmony in the world." As a prime example of that you need look no further than …
This CD has an entrancing appeal to those who love Brazilian style jazz. You can not escape the smooth style that just flows from the speakers as you listen to this albu…
This recording is a beautiful gift from Brazilian musicians. "Proezas de solon," "Vibraçoes," "Sonoroso," "Pérolas," "Lamentos Do Morro," "Goats Do Ouro," "Coixando," "L…