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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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  •  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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Robert Branch new album Courage to be, takes me back to a time when I dreamed of being the next rock guitar legend, playing my electric guitar and listening to the masters …
Guitarist Phil Sargent has studied with progressive-jazz guitar luminaries Ben Monder and Brad Shepik, but he charts a distinct and non-derivative path on this winning s…
Sean "The Rick" Rickman replaces drummer Alan Hertz for the quartet’s latest release that finds the artists surging forth within a pacesetting mode of operations. The ba…
If I have to describe this CD in one word, that word would be intense. Drummer Gerry Gibbs and his friends do an amazing job capturing the intensity of Miles Davis music. T…
Celebrated guitarist John McLaughlin enjoys a comfort zone with his current band. In the album liners, McLaughlin notes John Coltrane’s "A Love Supreme" as an influence …
Guitarist, composer and visionary John McLaughlin, easily a jazz master under anyone’s definition, has created another wonder recording in his ever expanding catalog. Hi…
This explosive jazz-rock unit hailing from Seattle, Washington pokes a little fun at North Korean megalomaniacal dictator Kim Jong-Il as his image is cropped alongside t…
One-time bassist with guitar hero Pat Metheny amid his albums as a leader and first-call session duties, Mark Egan shines radiantly via his tunefully constructed fretles…