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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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  • 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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  •  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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Invisible is an excellent example of contemporary jazz interlaced with Brazilian, Latin, and World Music influences. It is a breath of fresh air with its innova…
The John Funkhouser Trio is relatively new on the contemporary jazz scene, and makes a lovely debut with their new CD release, Time. This fine collection featur…
Frank Glover is a clarinetist, composer and arranger based in the USA. He has re-released an album that was originally self released in 2005. The album, Politico has…
The debut recording by Gabriel Espinosa on the Zoho label From Yucatan To Rio was my choice for one of the best recordings of 2009. The album is comprised of ten com…
Try Something New is the current smooth contemporary jazz release on NuGroove Records from rising saxophone sensation Andrew Neu. His third solo recording once ag…
Pianist George Colligan (New York/ Canadian-based) CD Come Together, is a lively modern trio exploration of ten selections; eight originals by Colligan and two ar…
The Tone Generator features the organ magic of Eric "Scorch" Scortia. The Hammond B-3 organ is alive, hot to trot, and a perfect companion for Scortia whose key…
Retroactive is the title of the dazzling contemporary jazz release on NuGroove Records from masterful keyboard artist and noted producer Alan Hewitt. The title co…
The New York piano player Jeremy Manasia has put together a wonderful trio recording, After Dark. It features ten original Manasia compositions, a Cole Porter song "…
Is it me, or is the Big Band making a resurgence in the jazz world? As unlikely as it may seem in these difficult economic times, there have been a number of high-quality b…