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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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After a six-year hiatus, since his last album, Peculiar Situation, Earl Klugh makes a triumphant return with a new release, Naked Guitar, featuring the…
With a musical spectrum that could be fantastic, I feel simplicity is still the best criteria for jazz music. In today's market of sounds, and the way jazz creates these so…
After his various run-in’s in the 1960’s with the law, with drug dealers, with thugs who knocked his teeth out, with hospital personnel who mended his body Chet Baker someh…
This is the album Hiroshima took 25 years to make.Okay, that's not exactly true. Obon didn't take the band over two decades to create. It did take over t…
The fourth song on this disc is called ‘Atomic Café’ and well that is what it is, an atomic café. Hiroshima over the past 25 years have put together album and after albu…
The man with the horn: it's not merely a famous jazz standard, but the public face of the music itself. When one thinks of musicians who have influenced not only the sound …
Duets, trios, quartets, and even quintets are all nomenclatures of jazz music. Another name for this would be called bands or banding groups of people. Try to experiment…
Tonight 2/12/05, I had the pleasure, once again, of seeing Gerald Albright and his band perform "LIVE" at the LOVE94 radio station Love & Jazz Valentine's concert at C.B. S…