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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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  • 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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The catz of Big Bear Lake, California are not those of the untamed variety, though wild they may be at times. Rather, these catz, who happened to wear fedoraz, are trained …
Jazz Piano at UArts is a showcase for five exceptionally talented piano students from the renowned Philadelphia music school. With the exception of one freely imp…
The epithets for Sonny Rollins defy improvement, e.g. "saxophone colossus" and "the greatest living musical improviser." He is an icon of the tenor saxophone, having pla…
This is a fantastic CD from Chie Imaizumi (pronunciation help: Chee-ay Ee-my-zoo-me), a bright rising star in the jazz composer heavens. A native of Japan, Imaizumi is a…
Intuition is a varied, inventive and energetic album whose sound seems larger than that of a quartet and whose accessibility belies the complexity of some of the met…
Johnny Katchoolik describes himself as an independent recording musician and composer. He began playing the guitar but eventually learned the bass, keyboard, percussion …
Guitarist Stew Cutler gets all of his stuff out in one live recording. Trio/Live is betwixt and between jazz and avant-garde, blues and soul, rhythm & blues. Along w…
Superstar diva Norah Jones sings on the stunningly beautiful, dream-laden piece titled "Lonely Lament." But that component of this Louisville, KY., based band signifies …
There is a pecking order to recorded jazz. Of course, first and foremost are the musicians who must be possessed of a talent which makes you want to be captured, to list…
Occasionally one will find a track repeated on an album in a slightly different format, for instance it might first appear as a vocal track and close out the record as a…