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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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  • 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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  • 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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Trying to establish self, Bob Baldwin is one that time has tested. Having worked with artists the likes of Roberta Flack, Grover Washington, Jr., Will Downing and Joe Sampl…
The legendary harmonica master Toots Thielemans is widely written and talked about. Therefore, I shall attempt to concentrate on the music. While I can’t come up with anyth…
A remarkably smooth jazz CD with plenty of surprises, featuring Bill Walker on piano, Pat Smith on guitar, Sumit Das on bass, and Russ St. John on Drums, a San Francisco gr…
Hark The Hearld Angel Sing," a great version of "Deck The Halls" performed by Ottmar Liebert, The wonderful stylings of pianist Vince Guaraldi on "Christmas Time Is Here," …
For those who heard Peter White's "Caravan of Dreams" CD and enjoyed his jazz magic, this new CD,"Perfect Moment," will be a must have for the home CD library! White likes …
If I was going to select a versatile CD to introduce a friend to smooth jazz who has not yet formed a knowledge of smooth jazz and wants to sample it at its best, I would g…
This review goes out to all the, smooth jazz fans, including the jazz artist, as well. When you learn to appreciate good jazz as I have. Growing up around all various types…
Once again, Fourplay has done it again. Fourplay has added legendary guitarist Larry Carlton to take this place of Lee Ritenour, who has other commitments. Fourplay has not…
A great CD of standards and one original, "Song For Abraham," Nika Rejto makes it all seem so beautiful. The music is gentle and flows like a warm summer breeze. Each mu…
Funkycool is a befitting adjective used to describe Chris Standring's debut solo release on the Instinct Jazz recording label. I realized that this word is not a word accor…