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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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As the press release infers, this is Japanese artist Yximalloo’s first commercially released recording in thirteen years. Armed with a Dell laptop and the appropriate so…
Per the album marketing notes, the production team Nuspirit Helsinki compiled their Favorite Things, featuring Scandinavian artists and remixers who generate a ge…
Tom Wieland (7 Samurai, Panoptikum) compiled and remixed these old and recent disco tunes while tracing the genre’s inauguration back to Donna Summer’s 1977 hit "I Feel …
This West Coast-located trio pursues the art of multitasking while owing up to the press notes regarding its cinematic propensities, all iterated thru a gamut of styliza…
Kobol’s 2005 debut drew comparisons with the likes of Skalpel and Jaga Jazzist thanks to its fusion of jazz and electronica music. This Mexican-born but LA-based duo now re…
One-man-show (writer-producer-performer of all songs and instruments) Jesse J. Smith puts forth his debut album here, entitled Royal Nights, a very heavy synth/or…
These two music icons have enjoyed a fruitful relationship spanning back to their 1973 collaboration No Pussyfooting and onward. Here, guitarist Robert Fripp and …
It’s not about jazz in the literal sense, other than perhaps a few passages dappled throughout these 12 works by various groups and musicians. However, the artists prese…
This is one of the more beguiling electronics-based projects I’ve heard in years. Here, Gordon Monahan uses a theremin to control a MIDI interface amid strategic placeme…
Concept albums are two-sided undertakings. The artist must create a satisfying musical experience and, at the same time, convey the story in his or her head to the liste…
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