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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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  •  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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  • 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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With some composers, audiences know exactly what to expect. But with guitarist Joel Harrison, you just never know and he keeps audiences hanging on every note blazing acros…
31.01.2009

King by Tim Kuhl

Published in Fusion - CD Reviews
The colorful mosaics that graffiti artists produce is tantamount to what drummer-composer Tim Kuhl does in his music. His second release as a leader, King has a k…
Armed with his Fender Stratocaster guitar and assorted gear, guitar god Jeff Beck’s performances at London’s famed Ronnie Scott’s jazz venue provides the legendar…
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Jazz-fusion guitarist Lee Jones is an up and coming protégé of 80s dance-fused jazz, recalling of Chuck Mangione and Steely Dan. Though Jones was merely a toddler in the…
Guitar hero Fareed Haque lays out a Hindustani, jazz-fusion groove quotient here on this multifarious and strikingly cohesive 2009 release. A professor of jazz and class…