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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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  •  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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  • 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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The son of session trumpeter Ray Copeland, drummer Keith Copeland is a mainstay of the European jazz scene and is certainly no stranger to SteepleChase devotees. Back about…
This young artist is presented by "Generations in Jazz," a James Morrison Scholarship. The bassist is featured performing five of his own compositions within a sextet forma…
Since his graduation from the Berklee College of Music in 1994, vibist Matthias Lupri has been part of the vital jazz scene in Boston that includes such names as George Gar…
A native of the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Paul VornHagen has been active for many years on both the East and West Coasts. Honored by the …
Multi stylist guitarist Antonio Forcione showcases his extraordinary talents on this interesting recording. He is a master when it comes to exploring the various nuances an…
The duo of Gilbert Isbin (Guitar) and Geert Verbeke (various percussion) bring to the listener an adventurous exploration into the various possibilities between these two i…
It's hard to find the right words to describe this very special recording. I guess poignant, simple, lyrical and all so musical would be an appropriate description. This du…
The possibilities of the vibe are all too often neglected or overlooked. In proper hands it is a powerful and beautiful instrument; however, when we hear it in music today …
Raised in Huntsville, Alabama, brothers Ken and Harry Watters grew up playing music together. After attending college at North Texas State University they went their separa…
It sounds silly at first: "Get this - everyone in the band is a Jones!" You laugh, but not long -- this is some serious jam. The rhythm lays an easy groove; the horns (some…