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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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  • 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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  •  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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Ben Bowen

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The first (self-titled) disc from Avi Granite's Toronto quintet showcases some very strong writing and equally fine playing from all involved. While Granite relies heavi…
The medium an artist chooses and the tools he uses in that medium have a strong part in defining his final piece: a sculptor would be hard pressed to produce a great work u…
Every now and then I really enjoy a glass of cold orange juice. It’s infrequent enough, though, that whenever I make a jug, it sits in the fridge so long that it separat…
Nautilus is a funk/trance/drum n’ bass trio out of Toronto. Their new release, Three Cuts in London (Pet Mantis Records, 2004), is an intelligent skillful album …