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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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  • 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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Jazz pianist Garry Dial and folk singer Terre Roche have undertaken an ambitious project, bringing countries together with a gallery of national anthems. The collection …
Harana is a type of music from the Philippines that encompasses the smooth folksy nocturnes and rootsy serenade stylizing of the South Pacific, which became famous in th…
"De Cuba y De Panama’ is a new joint project between the musical group Asere and legendary, versatile and virtuosic drummer Billy Cobham.…
Not wasting any time getting to the core description of his music through actual demonstration, Rabih Abou-Khalil, steps out front and center with his heralded vocalist,…
The breaking of tradition and direction of heart is a social constant which is well documented over centuries. The art of the serenade is lost somewhat but still a stron…
Many times music soundtracks do not live up to their promise. This film soundtrack is a fine example of one that does live up to its promise, and delivers! Vicky Cri…
Jazz guitarist Tony Romano provides the rhythmic markings for flutist Michel Gentile to quilt his mellifluous patterns and soaring scores on the duo’s latest release,
The music of Gato Libre feels ancient like its elixirs have been hidden away in a crypt some place in a sacred Buddhist shrine. The sonic passages of their music on thei…
Kat Parra makes a strong case that she is one of the freshest, new voices in Latin jazz by following up her critically acclaimed debut album with an outstanding sophomor…
For my money, the re-emergence of klezmer during the late 1990s has been one of the most rewarding musical developments of the past quarter century. Musicians from all part…
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