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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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  • 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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Such smooth jazz as created by the sound of Marion Meadows on his soprano saxophone in his latest release, NEXT TO YOU, is sure to please everybody. In this 11 selection CD…
Dan McIntyre's "Hourglass" is the most perfect example of smooth jazz to come along in a while, and what a beautiful way to say hello to the year 2000! There are 11 selecti…
Please allow me to introduce you to one of the new, young romantic pianists. His name is Esteban Ramirez, and he is everything a smooth jazz pianist should be. He has style…
Simpatico is the first recording in a decade for saxophonist Vic Cionetti. "My personal distinction, and the singular motivation for me to record, is that I only record and…
Refreshing is perhaps the best description to apply to this CD. The title is true, but there is definitely an "intersection" of influences that do not operate at cross-purp…
Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa mixes the energetic and serene in this CD. Each piece is rich in melody, emotion and texture. While the tracks are not lengthy, there is more than …
Multi-instrumentalist Tyler Rice has created a nice, genuinely entertaining collection of smooth jazz sounds on his CD release, TYLER RICE. His keyboard work is exceptional…
If you enjoy trio smooth jazz, WEST OF WESTCHESTER is a new CD which you will want to own, or give as a gift to a friend! There are 11 selections on this new release. Do…
Paul Taylor's collection of mood music is quite sensual. It's filled with romance and serenity as well as some upbeat tracks to round it out. You'll find that Taylor is …
At a time when the latest, hot new music in the contemporary/smooth jazz scene is being poured on us in heavy, powerful and deliberate ways, Ken Navarro has arrived like a …