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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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    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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Director Raymond De Felitta delivers a gripping account of an overlooked singing legend in 'Tis Autumn - The Search for Jackie Paris. The film begins with De Felitta…
Live in '63 & '67 by multi-reedman Rahsaan Roland Kirk is part of the acclaimed Jazz Icons series of rare live jazz performances. The DVD consists of performances …
Oscar Peterson is renowned as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. The trio, consisting of Peterson and long-time band mates Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen o…
This newly issued DVD provides footage of the late and undeniably influential pianist Bill Evans' performances across Europe, spanning 1964-1975. Including an extensive …
On paper, a group effort between jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and Country Music crooner Willie Nelson might seem a bit out of the box. Although the Father of Countr…
Keyboardist Joe Sample and The Crusaders convey that right stuff, where contemporary and radio friendly jazz attains equal ground with the respective artists’ spa…
This wonderful documentary by Mark Kidel drills into the late, great keyboardist Joe Zawinul’s philosophical dictum amid the filming of his childhood neighborhood in Vie…
One of the driving factors behind this ‘70s band was largely due to the respective musicians distinct styles. It’s akin to the old adage in the sport of boxing, where
Recorded at an East Indian studio and of course featuring native musicians, this documentary provides a five-day snapshot of guitar great John McLaughlin’s 2008 CD, titl…
The outside packaging reminds us that the founders of Blue Note Records, German immigrants Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff said: "It must schwing." This is back in 1939, w…
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