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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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  • 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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Good CD? Well, let's see. First, we get a majestic and rather pompous intro to the classic "Joy to the World," then.... wham! Enter the funkmeister, Brian Culbertson, wi…
This compilation for the 2006 holiday season from Telarc is remarkably crisp, entertaining, enjoyable, and a delight to replay often. There are many fine songs in the co…
This compilation for the 2006 holiday season from Telarc is remarkably crisp, entertaining, enjoyable, and a delight to replay often. There are many fine songs in the co…
It’s wonderful to see Hazel Walker’s return to the recording studio. It’s been too long! We loved her debut album and reviewed it in these pages almost five years ago. As o…
A Cellar Live Christmas, recorded in Vancouver, British Columbia, offers the irresistible groove of classic B-3 organ groups and the indefinable, everlasting appeal …
What has Joe Gransden done this time? Well, like always, he as given us another great recording of great music. So what’s new this time around? Take what Mr. Gran…
Plenty of music exists to excite families about the Christmas holidays, particularly when they step into a retail store anytime between Halloween and Christmas day itself. …
Telarc International has combined its resources, orchestral and jazz, to offers holiday listeners a treat that features once again the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Under the …
A Charlie Brown Christmas is so well known that there is no need to describe the songs or the performances on the album. Indeed, the music of this annual Chri…
Jazz Yule Love II is a jazz album first and a Christmas album second. And that’s a rarity. The reverse is usually true. Normally, singers and musicians decide to rec…
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