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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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  • 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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  •  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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Solade is a vocalist, a writer and a trumpet player. Honing her sounds in the ‘big city’ of New York, this Panama born earned her Bachelor of Arts in trumpet performance…
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I like the track Confessions Of A Liar. Guitarist Doug Munro and trumpeter Ray Vega bring this bossa nova track and album up to par to what is out there today and wi…
The great thing about musicians, is that they can come from all walks of life andevery part of the world and still make the same kind of language. The languageof jazz. The …
This quintet has a nice tight grouping with fine musicians throughout. No fuss or clutter here, just the meat and potatoes of a solid jazz group with a refined sound."Re…
With a tone reminiscent of the Paul Desmond school of cool jazz, Allison Neale gets right to the heart of the music with no useless fuss or clutter. Neale's alto tone is li…
I tend to greet "Best of" albums with skepticism. So many are cheap attempts to resell the same old tracks in a different package. And it’s such a subjective undertaking an…
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Doc Powell and his all-star cast of guest musicians gets you into the groove right away on his new album, Cool Like That, and he never lets up.The album opens with <…