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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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  • 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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  • 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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What we have here is an old-fashioned, good-natured Tenor Sax Duel, like Dexter & Wardell and Lockjaw & Griffin used to have. The late, often under-rated Harris (for younge…
Art Farmer is one of the true living legends of jazz that provides jazz fans with a taste of where jazz came from while yet providing a look into where it is going. Art hav…
With this package, we get a fine overview of the late, legendary trumpet master Kenny Dorham's earliest accomplishments. That's to say, Blues in Bebop focuses on his earlie…
For a fellow I never heard of (and I've been haunting record stores since '69), Scranton, PA-born pianist Degen has a hell of a resume: in the 60's, he lived in Germany, pl…
Ed Walsh, Jr. was a baseball pitcher of little renown, the son of a beloved Hall of Famer. Ed, Jr. said something to the effect of "It's a curse to be the son of a great ma…
The average person has probably never heard of drummer Jimmy Cobb, unless they happened to have a copy of Miles Davis's classic recording, Kind Of Blue. One of the most und…
CIMP Records, usually known for its uncompromising releases of "free/out" jazz and free-improvised music, has done the jazz world a favor by releasing this wonderfully inve…
The Buried Treasures first--gad, what a find! A pristinely recorded set by the "classic" Brubeck Quartet, in their last year of existence. No signs of strain, though--still…
Brubeck fans rejoice! The kind folks at Columbia Legacy have finally gotten around to giving the class-reissue treatment to their extensive Brubeck discography (he was on C…
What more can I say about this immortal recording. Many serious jazz collectors already have this album when it first came out in 1957.Maybe its time to update their collec…