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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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  • 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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Beatrice Richardson

Beatrice Richardson

It was an interplay which marked a unique new concept in jazz. A concept recently resurfacing from the New York underground where it had existed fo...
Grammy award winning keyboardist, singer, composer and producer George Duke takes a jazz funk glance back into his musical past with Deja vu. Deja vu is the exp…
Sometimes the unexpected happens, you hear a CD and it surprises you calmly yet powerfully. That was the case with jazz vocalist TuTu Puonane's Song. The vocal se…
From 1966-1969 Charles Lloyd led one of the most popular groups in jazz, Lloyd's music although generally a bit melodic, was not watered-down and managed to catch on for se…
Good Title-Considering the talent, and style Larry Carlton displays.In this 21st recording from guitarist Carlton is an-all new recording. Its many styles make it feel l…
The release of In Modern Times, the group commemorated 25 years of recording and certainly a move up to Heads Up International with this fresh, new creation.In Modern Ti…
French pianist Michel Petrucciani's star never burned as bright in the US as it did abroad after he made his initial splash in the mid-80's. Maybe his style was just too po…
This really isn't another Duke Ellington tribute release- and there are a glut of those these days, It's just a collection of previously issued Peterson performances of Ell…
Sure, his Koln Concert and the Trio albums are legendary, but The Melody AT Night, With You may very well be the finest recording Of Keith Jarrett's career. On this collect…
Gene Harris was a bop pianist firmly rooted in gospel and the blues who incorporated a lot of soul into his playing. While he could play most any style of jazz, his uncanny…