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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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  • 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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On her latest project, "Pretty World," Anne Walsh gives her audience a treasure chest of hidden jewels as she celebrates her musical horizons as a deeply expressive sing…
New West is a group consisting of three acoustical guitarists with similar sensibilities and considerable talent. Their newest offering, entitled Sleeping Lady, i…
The members of The Joshua Breakstone Trio are three musicians with lots of experience in the Jazz scene. Bassist Lisle Atkinson has worked with Nina Simone, Betty Carter, S…
The Jazz Icons box sets of DVD’s documenting some of the jazz legends’ concerts and broadcasts in Europe continue to expand, to the extent that they could almost fill an en…
What a great idea, recoding two top-flight pianists together, in duo, solo and with a rhythm section. Thus, we have the legendary Hank Jones and Canadian star Oliver Jones …
I suspect that you'll enjoy It's Time immediately. I did. Art Lillard's music is described as "accessible". Often that means "Easy Listening" in caps but that's not …
David Berkman and his quartet pay fine tribute to the Manhattan Jazz Club, Smoke, on this live album, which was recorded at the storied venue. Located on 106th and Broadway…
Italian keyboardist Beppe Crovella wears many musical hats. Longtime member of estimable progressive-rock band, Arti & Mestieri and composer for cartoons amid avant-garde p…
History will dictate that you can count on guitarist, educator, and author Roni Ben-Hur to produce a quality product. A much-admired technician and idea-man, his seventh…
Co-led by saxophonist Justin Flynn and pianist Jeremy Bacon, this modern mainstream jazz quartet is rounded out by first-call session aces, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and dru…