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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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This is an inovative CD collection involving accurate performers and capturing the jazz swing of the 1940s era. Retta Christie and her accompanists capture faithfully th…
Tenor saxophonist, flutist and composer Tsuyoshi Furuhashi was born in Mitocity, Japan. His background includes study with Takeru Muraoka and winning an award at the Mai…
PROJECT TRIO the third CD by the chamber ensemble from Brooklyn, NY is a glorious celebration of the music of our time. I say this in part because it is young m…
Toronto-based Flautist Bill McBirnie presents a handful of jazz and Latin classics in a whirlwind tour of everything from a cha cha version of Hubert Laws’ dynamic "Ball…
"I'll See You In C.U.B.A." is the latest release from Pablo Menendez and Mezcla. It features a large cast of musicians and some very special guests. The one thing I can …
Drumming legend Paul Motian is no stranger to trio sessions, given his historic work with legendary pianist Bill Evans, and bass-less endeavors with guitarist Bill Frise…
Even though the members of San Juan Collective are young musicians, they play with the maturity and music knowledge of veteran Jazz players. One can tell their jazz voca…
Let it Be...atles is an interesting CD and DVD homage to the legendary British group The Beatles. Part of what makes this project different to other homages is the…
Pianist and composer Ross Garren currently lives in the Los Angeles area. A student of classical composition and jazz piano at USC’s Thornton School of Music, his accola…
Let it Be...atles is an interesting CD and DVD homage to the legendary British group The Beatles. Part of what makes this project different to other homages is the reproduc…