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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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  • 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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Jazz legend/icon Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton was a New Orleans gambler, pool player, vaudeville comedian, pimp and general braggart-about-town - but mainly he was perhaps…
Kei Akagi performs his own compositions on the piano in this outing, and he is joined by Bob Harrison on bass, Tom Brechtlein on drums, Rick Margitza on saxophone, John Pat…
For the jazz listener in particular, this is a two-CD set that should be in the home library, for it captures the major longer work of Gershwin. In addition to "Rhapsody in…
I hate to use clichés like "Timeless and Classic" because the words seem to be overused and taken out of context in conversations, interpretation, examinations, and situati…
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