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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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  • 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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  •  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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Standards is not an easy disk to review. It’s a strange album. First of all, it is titled "Standards" but not "standards" that most people would expect. There is no …
Heating up the Yuletide.... .For most of us we tend to forget the enjoyment and fun we had during the holidays as a child. Les DeMerle and band deliver The Jazz Spirit o…
Rob Levit is an accomplished guitarist. Actually, he’s also an accomplished composer, visual artist, educator, and poet/essayist. His new record, "Uncertain Path", is adorn…
Dan Kozar's first release entitled "I Remember You" creates a wonderful introduction into the jazz guitar world in its most organic form, solo guitar.
Kozar, …
There he goes again. Not Wynton Marsalis. Rather, Ken Burns. After hitting a homerun with his epic The Civil War, Ken Burns has maintained throughout Baseball<…
METZ’n Around is a simple celebration of a musical family and their friends. The Metz family is very, very musical indeed. Ed Metz Senior has pumped the piano for mo…
Fans of National Public Radio will instantly associate Allan Vache with the networks respected Riverwalk jazz series. Vache was clarinetist with the Te…
The many fans of the late DeParis brothers will be pleased to find this reissue disk on the shelves of their favorite record shop. A quick glance at the musicians listed ab…
Over two years ago, I was fascinated with the band called Bird Mancini. Their self-titled album captured my imagination and kept me interested from start to finish. Today t…
What the Duke of New Orleans -- Dr. John -- has done with his latest opus, N'Awlinz.... is fashion a "symphony" (or "concept album," if you will) paying tribute to …