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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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    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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Recorded in New York on December 19 and 20, 1989, this cd contains some of Toots Thielemans' finest harmonica work accompanied by such musicians as Mulgrew Miller on piano,…
12.01.1990

Epitaph by Mingus

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Well this is not really Charles Mingus. It is Gunther Schuller conducting a large orchestra performing some of Charles Mingus's music. Although there are some very fine mus…
The title track, "All Day Long" is Kenny Burrell’s composition previously performed with The Master, Jimmy Smith. The rhythm and sentiment is livelier than aforementioned o…
This is a CD issue of an informal blowing date recorded live at Smalls Paradise in New York on April 7, 1958. Organist Jimmy Smith is featured with alto saxist Lou Donaldso…
Recorded in 1988 this project is the realization of a unique goal: an album made up entirely of song lyrics sprinkled over some of the now well known pieces that make up th…
once upon a time there was jazz lp lover me. it was nothing as go as the sound of wax. i was send off to strange world (uk) the land of mission, kef , b&w ,merdian and linn…
Does anybody talk about this guy? We spend so much time admiring artists that are dead. We take Branford Maralis for granted. Grasp him now. He is alive and with us. This a…
I have a lot of Mr. Scofields music.i just got "bump" and was goin' off listening to it. So I took all his CD's and had a little concert at work. When I heard "loud jazz" a…
This early session was a good indicator of things to come for all involved. Each member of this ensemble was great in his own right and has accomplished much over the span …
Just recently, I purchased an album by my all time favorite male vocalist Michael Franks titled "The Camera Never Lies". I listen to it constantly, and the more I listen to…