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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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  • 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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Jazz pianist Lisa Hilton again holds firmly the direction of her legacy; with her new diabolically-seductive 2008 spin, Sunny Day Theory. Sunny Day Theo…
Swedish born and New York based artist/music producer Anders Holst has self-released his debut album, Romantika. Here he exudes brightness, while deploying intens…
Yes, she is young. Yes, she has great chops, but when you hear Grace Kelly's tone, you will agree that a fine innovator is poised on the horizon of jazz today.Her…
Norwegian/American guitarist Jacob Young extends his artistic palate with his second solo venture for ECM Records. Featuring heralded drummer Jon Christensen, the quinte…
If openness, with lots of room for light filaments and brushes of sound, is the definition of Norwegian jazz, then guitarist Jacob Young’s new CD Sideways is the …
Los Angeles, California native, vocalist, pianist, and guitarist Raya Yarbrough makes her debut with an eponymously titled disc on Telarc. The reviews of her West Coast …
For all Jazz lovers out there, here is a guy to pay attention too. His name is Ron Davis.I just went to see his CD release a couple weeks ago live and it was phenomenal. I …
One of the most delightful advancements in jazz during the 1980s and 90s was the advent of non-thrashing guitar oriented groups. Perhaps the best known within this genre…
Listening to the title tune on saxophonist Jeff Alkire’s latest release, One Summer in Winters, it’s easy to imagine Jeff sitting on a hillside playing to a her…
Two pianos - one vision. Tony Pancella and Larry Willis have released a duo album titled Alter Ego and with their flow and beautiful lines, it is hard sometimes t…