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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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  • 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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In New Orleans, as people know who have visited there, music is as vital an ingredient of the spirit of this incomparable American city as is the Mississippi River. Whether…
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Fans of authentic New Orleans jazz will sincerely welcome the arrival of Putumayo World Music to the jazz market. The label is well renowned for its upbeat compilati…
The best way to describe the group known as the Brass Monkey Brass Band is to expect the unexpected and prepare for the unusual. First and foremost, this group is…
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Live On Bourbon Street is the most recent live CD from New Orleans sax man Johnny Pennino and vocalist/harp player Chuck Jackson of the Downchi…
Evanescence is Claude Terranova’s first live, solo recording. Unfortunately after doing many searches on the internet for Claude I could find little else available then thi…
Dan Kozar’s "I Remember You" is a pleasant way to spend an evening. His finger-style guitar playing is functional without any frills. The album features a whole laundry lis…
In Volume 7 of a continuing series, Rare Cuts - Well Done, Jazz Crusade offers a glimpse of the career of Omer Simeon. Omer Simeon (1902-1959) is one of those…
The music of Tommy Dorsey is legendary, as well is the man. Known as one of the leaders of the big band era and as a forerunner of tone and technique on the trombone, Dorse…