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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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  • 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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  • 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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Marty Ehrlich and Myra Melford have been collaborating since 2000, and Spark! is evidence of the supernatural musical bond the two have built with each other. You …
The Gift is a perfect title for this tribute in homage to the vast musical riches bestowed by cowboy poet/western troubadour Ian Tyson. A Canadian folk hero, Mr…
A scaled-down connotation of a more familiar philharmonic setting, bassist/composer and ringleader Jim Connolly steers a well-rounded, divergent and highly-entertaining …
Without having the source material at hand, I cannot discern as to what French music producer Marc Collin may have done (if anything) to these seventeen pieces culled fr…
Pianist Harold O’Neal, a veteran of recordings with Greg Osby and Bobby Watson, has an impressive first outing in this mesmerizing collaboration with guitarist Rick Gibb…
This album signifies the latest compilation from the French Le Pop Musik record label highlighting the country’s bands, and vocalists. And it’s a fun and irrefu…
This is a welcome blast from the past for us over-50 types, as the footage captures a triple-bill featuring some of the founding fathers of psychedelic and Latin-jazz/ro…
Preeminent British multi-reedman John Surman revisits the chamber-jazz framework honed-down on the 1999 ECM Records release "Coruscating." Surman states: "We’ve p…
Pianist Bill Mays and trumpet maestro Marvin Stamm open this exquisite collection with a delightful duo on "Baubles, Bangles and Beads." As impressive as the opening dia…
Let’s get this one thing straight: Thunk is not jazz by any interpretation. Electronica? By a stretch. Techno rap?. Well, if nothing else, those among us who ar…