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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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  • 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 guitarist John Pizzarelli has a penchant for covering the music of other jazz greats. And who can blame him; he does an impeccable job at it. On his latest CD John Piz…
Dedication and The Reckless Search for Beauty are the two CDs, which would be released by noted trombonist Wayne Wallace. Scheduled to hit the stores …
Brazilian composer, producer and guitarist Mario Adnet personifies Brazilian jazz music done just right. Adnet who has been recording since the 1970s has finally release…
Vocalist Michele Thomas is one of those new artists that you anxiously wait to hear more from, after their first CD has been released. Indeed, if larks could record CDs,…
Cassandra Wilson is one of those jazz stalwarts that need no introduction. Her music and her sultry alto speak for itself and she's one of the most talented jazz vocalis…
The word "Zambra" is a gypsy word that means "a gathering of musical merriment" and is a dance done by women from Spain. It is also the name of Willie and Lobo's latest …
It's compilations like Florida based saxman Eric Darius' Just Getting Started that reminds us of the reason why we love contemporary jazz music in the first pla…
What do you get when you place Turkish born composer/pianist Fahir Atakoglu with other cool cats like drummer Horacio Hernandez and bassist Anthony Jackson? A frolicky j…
There is nothing endangered about baritone saxman David Schumacher or his sound for that matter. Instead what you have here is a hard working musician with a penchant fo…
Without so much as looking at the liner notes, a trained ear for jazz music would have picked up Brand New Heavies' co-founder/member Jim Wellman's involvement on the la…
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