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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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This is a somewhat unusual compilation on a 2 CD set and will be advertised shortly on TV. Thirty three tracks occupy the set and run the gamut from Glen Miller to Dinah Wa…
The cover offers a hint: a silhouette of Bobby Timmons in all colors, but just a pinch of blue. No one can explain it, but the music Timmons wrote has always been more famo…
We really don't have many living jazz legends walking around these days, but fortunately we're lucky enough to still have Horace Silver going strong (just check out his new…
Many of Sonny's later albums are gentle breezes, a spot of happy singing without the tense surge of his earlier work. NO PROBLEM is a good example of this: Sonny had made p…
My introduction to guitarist Lou Mecca occurred in the early 1950s when I was in my teenage years. I had obtained a Gil Melle 10" LP featuring Lou's fine work. My closest f…
The last two years I was here were perhaps the happiest years of my life. This was Bill Evans, talking about Southeastern Louisiana College, where he graduated in 1950. You…
This album is the result of joint work of very interesting musicians, each of whom rates among the best Russian jazz players. The idea of this recording was suggested by Mo…
Jaki Byard was an encyclopedia unto himself; in a French concert it's said he went "from James P. Johnson to Cecil Taylor." You hear that in his albums, even in the same so…
Eternal Jazz from the Dane with the Eternal NameNiels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b.1946 - d.2005) was a legendary Danish bassist and the first call fo…
Classic Jam Sessions at the Dawn of Bebop Oran "Hot Lips" Page (b. 1908 - d. 1954) was one of the greatest swing trumpeters, an ingenious sol…