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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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Kim Pensyl's love of music began early in Columbus, Ohio during the 60s and 70s, when he studied composition, arranging, engineering and performing at the Ohio State Univer…
As one of the up and coming stars of the 21st century, trumpeter Lin Roundtree has honed his skills with some of the most prominent artists in the smooth jazz arena. Dur…
Guitarist Jim Adkins is an artist who has an uncanny ability to continuously hit the smooth jazz mark on a consistent basis. As an award winning musician and songwriter, he…
Sweet. That is precisely what Al Williams III’s latest record Heart Song is like working with three producers this time around who also played on the recording, k…
Airborne always finds a new way to put the listener on an aircraft and fly them over exquisite landscapes that feel aurally entrancing and sensually relaxing. The group’…
This second release from Vibes Alive, according to vibist and composer Dirk Richter, is about "going back to the basics of creating tasty music where rhythm and tonality ar…
Like a jigsaw puzzle made up of oddly shaped pieces that when brought together reveal a complete picture, so too do the pieces that shape Paul "Shilts" Weimar’s life, he…
DeNate has the smooth soul padding of 70s hitmaker Patty Austin, the hip dance grooves of 80s R&B songstress Pebbles and the attractive heated coils of George Benson. Co…
Composer/saxophonist Jessie Allen Cooper has a few releases under his belt, mostly of the meditative, serene variety. This latest, heralded as "The First Smooth Jazz Jam…
Judging from what artist/release information I was able to dig up on this one, this appears to be pianist Norman Weeks’ first solo album. While he’s composed other tunes…