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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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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Can a Hoosier make your Christmas special? Apparently so as the CD Christmastime Is Here clearly demonstrates. The Indiana University Singing Hoosiers under the d…
If you enjoy relaxing jazz music that sets the mood for seasonal reflection and perhaps stirs up happy memories, then Christmas Break relaxing jazz for the holidays
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada is not exactly a name synonymous with jazz music but this year you will do well to add Sandy Foster’s Spruce It Up to your list of…
Cellar Live Records, which has been quietly building a very strong catalogue of Canadian jazz artists, give us another quality recording with the Cellar Live Christma…
Over the years, there have been a lot of jazz Christmas albums recorded, but this is one of the best. The session was recorded live in December, 2005 at The Cellar in Vanco…
Gemini Soul consists of two members, Jon O’ Bergh and Andre Marcel Ajamu Akinyele. They have been compared to such amazing artists as Sade, MeShell Ndegeocello, Prince, and…
Okay, by now most all of us have seen or heard this disc, and it's become one of the best sellers of the holiday season. So the question remains: should Diana Krall's ne…
Celebrated and ultra-talented jazz singer Jane Monheit presents her first holiday-themed collection with The Season. Her sultry voice has been compared to the l…
Anita Baker, who vanished from the commercial music scene for a decade to tend to family matters and attain some peace of mind, is making up for lost time, that’s for sure.…
2005 seems to be a banner year for fine Christmas recordings. Here's another to add to your Christmas stocking. Pennsylvania songstress, Barbara Montgomery, offers h…
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