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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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  • 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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  • 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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A jazz artist with a distinctive style...augmented by equally distinctive accompanying musicians. DellaRatta doubles as the vocalist and pianist in a swinging quartet. He i…
Although Marcus Miller has only released his third CD (that we know of in the USA), this live CD was well overdue. His contributions to so many artists has proven that Marc…
Very peaceful yet plenty to feast on here. Two of the finest musicians join each other to produce a very picturesque musical trip to the Midwest. Pat Metheny continues show…
29.11.-0001

UnRiel by Alex Riel

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Just check out the personnel on this fantastic recording: Alex Riel (dr), Jerry Bergonzi (ten. sax), Michael Brecker (ten. sax), Eddie Gomez (b), Mike Stern (g), Niels Lan …
The German born Leni Stern came to America in 1977 to study composition at the Berklee College of music in Boston. It was there that she met guitarist Bill Frisell, who int…
An unusual CD in that it captures the essence of an artist in all his many talents! This is a special remastering by Joe Taraantino of Fantasy Studios of an original series…
This CD is 69:26 minutes of great music! Dave Brubeck on piano with his son: Chris Brubeck on electric bass; Dan Brubeck on drums; Darius Brubeck on piano; Matthew Brubeck …
Pat's first release as a leader is a sure "hit" in my book. Pat is featured on Baritone and Tenor saxes and proves that these strong instruments can be as smooth and gentle…
Ernesto beckons you into his provoking world of artful and eloquent piano solos. Technically sound and a brilliant performer, tells the story of Ernesto Diaz-Infante. Ernes…
Jackie McCraven pulls up the roots of south Memphis in "South Lauderdale". It has neighborhood heritage as well as ownership of Blues and Soulful Jazz. Ariel' reprise is th…