NU_OPEN
 

FEATURED INTERVIEWS

  • 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…
    Read more...
  •  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…
    Read more...
  • Kem Owens
    Written by
    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…
    Read more...
  • 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…
    Read more...
MORE INTERVIEWS
The Spanish guitar is one of the most romantic and exotic instruments in the world of music, in my opinion. Artists like Jesse Cook, Ottmar Liebert, Johannes Linstead, a…
Since Anglo-Indian composer John Meyer's 1967 recordings, Indo/Jazz Fusion has developed into a genre in its own right, involving jazz musicians such as John McLaug…
South African a capella vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, though most often singing in Zulu, has developed a sound that many listeners nonetheless recognize instantly, s…
Free Spirits is an Indo-jazz quartet who are rapidly making a name for themselves on their home terrain of the United Kingdom. Their self-titled debut album displays ava…
Kat Parra’s latest album Azucar de Amor is a culmination of ethnic influences with crimps of jazz standards. Produced by Parra’s trombonist Wayne Wallace, the alb…
Jamaican reggae crooner Daddy Rings (Everold Dwyer) has co-penned many hits amid his affiliation with King Jammy’s and other notables of the scene. As this 2008 r…
The internationalism of jazz has accounted for much of its innovation for at least the past decade. A restless and protean art form, jazz in hindsight may be described in i…
This disc, containing the multi-movement piece entitled, The Romanian-American Jazz Suite, was written by Sam Newsome & Lucian Ban. Saxophonist Newsome is origina…
Born in the West African nation of Benin, Lionel Loueke was spellbound by the movements of African rhythms, the fluid strokes of the guitar, and the passion evoked throu…
The Café Olé blends jazz elements with a unique twist of Spanish flamenco music. Based in Toronto, Canada, The Café Olé’s debut CD Cuanto Tardaré is the result of…