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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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  • 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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Too Cool is the title of the enjoyable smooth jazz debut from Lynn Riley, on which she is wonderfully backed by her producer and band mate Rubin Edwards. Ten deli…
Born in Chicago and raised in California, John Pondel began in music playing flute, accordion and clarinet. Later his older brother introduced him to the guitar at the age …
Trumpeter Eric Bolvin has performed and recorded with some of the more familiar names in jazz, including Russell Ferrante, Dave Weckl and Jerry Bergonzi. Workin' It …
Rob Tardik, a 2010 Guitarist of the Year nominee for the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, resonates of good cheer on his newest CD The Right Time. Playing all electri…
In his debut album, Art Hodges presents a smooth and satisfying display of solo guitar work. Easy Living is a collection of jazz standards deftly tackled by Hod…
"Regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going." ~ Wes Montgomery. The foremost thing that really stands out about Nils is his pleasing amalga…
Saxophonist J. Dee Bolden is not shy about showing the love on his latest CD Smoove On The Move from Nu Groove Records. Produced by Bolden and Nu Groove’s Preside…
Smooth jazz guitarist Freddie Fox creates beautiful music on his latest CD Feelin’ It. He produces an infectious chill-out feel in the rhythmic swells of "Souther…
Songs and Stories is the latest in a long line of excellent recordings from jazz legend George Benson. His guitar and vocal work remain topnotch with the passag…
Guitarist George Benson can’t win. If he releases a jazz only recording his R&B, soul and smooth jazz fans will be turned off. He goes the other way, the jazz fans will …