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FEATURED INTERVIEWS

  • 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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  • 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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  •  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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Solo piano albums are among my favorites. The opportunity to listen to one person be who they are with one instrument and no others is truly awe-inspiring. This is the c…
Pastellic Reflections also equal musical reflections. Bringing together acoustic guitar and classical guitars, Joe Battaglia and Terrence McManus have come toge…
In the age of mixing genres comes a CD that purports to be many things. Jazz, rock, new age, acoustic, electronic, etc. While you can call your music anything you want, …
Soothing harmonic elegance with an underpinning of jazz free spirit, the Mirobolus String Trio produces beautiful music of classic distinction. The first track of the CD…
David Lanz’ Spirit Romance is his first for Narada since 1998. In the time in between, he has recorded an independent album and a few for Decca, which have sold…
This is the third album I have covered by Shannon Janssen and I am continually impressed and enlightened by her tremendous talent on the piano. The Keys Of Ch…
One World is a composite of excerpts and compositions from the pens of master musicians Jody Espina and Rolf Sturm. The title suggests world music, but it is more …
Suzanne Ciani takes listeners on an exhilarating voyage on Silver Ship, her first release of original work in six years. Ciani is a five-time Grammy nominee and w…
Out of the depths of the mass of instrumental jazz there is a rare spark, which ignites our attention, with no rhyme or reasonable explanation we turn our heads and list…
Don’t expect Broadcast No. 1 to fit into any category you might have in your library of recordings, it’s unique unto itself and defies description. With this debut…
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