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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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  • 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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  • 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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  •  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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An unlikely addition to a jazz site, but nonetheless Barry Manilow's inclusion is well merited. A long standing jazz lover, this album is possibly more important to Mr Mani…
Jazz vocals laced with sensitive blues stylings and innovative phrasings are the heart & soul of the entertaining performances Eva Cassidy brings to her CD collection, SONG…
This is an album of pure unadulterated joy. The harmony is as smooth as cashmere and as cool as a South Beach cocktail. The tunes are perfect choices with a few brought bac…
I have listened to this CD collection several times now, and my verdict is: This is one of the finest jazz vocal collections available on the songs of composer George Gersh…
HERE'S TO BEN captures the essence of jazz vocals by Jacintha. She sings each song with a pure, jazzy feel that is one of a special kind. This 9 selection collection showca…
Charmin could have easily been a member of the Shirelles. Her lilting voice, positive, articulate delivery and great sense of fun herald back to an age (a golden one at tha…
Prior to settling in San Antonio, Loretta Cormier performed in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The Texas-based jazz singer has now released her debut CD encompassing 13 standa…
My introduction to the songs of Karen Shane is a most welcome experience. Karen has a pure jazz voice and beckons the listener into a sense of feeling "very much at home". …
What an interesting way to begin a CD..scatting. Daria invites us to a beautiful aural experience through a tantalizing version of the standard Angel Eyes. Pianist Jonathan…
Philadelphia singer Denise King sent a copy of her new release, "Simply Mellow". This is "straight ahead, no nonsense jazz" performed by a mature vocalist in the tradition …