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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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  • 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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Ray Obiedo plays electric and acoustic guitars, and keyboards. His music has a strong latin influence, full of percussion. The Escovedo clan is (Shelia E. and Peter Michael…
Water Stories was Bjornstad's ECM debut. Originally an enthusiast of classical style, Bjornstad's soft and often haunting technique overwhelms the mood of this album. The s…
The biggest trumpet name of our time, Roy Hargrove: lyrical and aggressive when its necessary. And always perfect to our ears. Five Stars!…
Secret Story represents one of the most ambitious projects in the Metheny catalog. Not only does it employ past and present members of the Pat Metheny Group, but also it is…
Najee is the quintessential American jazz artist of the 20th century. Thirteen beautiful songs are featured on this album, and a great guest list is available for your list…
Ex-James Brown alto saxophonist Maceo Parker, along w/ fellow ex JB's: trombonist Fred Wesley, and tenor saxophonist Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis bring us a hot, funky live date …
Stanley Jordan is a truly remarkable artist. His "hammering" technique,(tapping the fretboard to produce lead lines, chords and bass simultaneously) has put him into a cate…
This is one of my favorite albums that I have ever bought. It is very good in scat improvising and trumpet playing. I bought this after my "History of Jazz" instructor at c…
This is one of seven CD's in my collection from the multi talented Lonnie Liston Smith (yes he is of Expansions fame). This album demonstrates the perfect blend of jazz ins…
If you enjoy Joe Henderson and appreciate a superb piano technician, this is the recording for you. Walter Norris, who I stumbled upon while searching out Joe Henderson mat…