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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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    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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Thinking Out Loud by Atlanta, GA-based Trey Wright Trio, raises the bar for energized, collaborative and highly listenable guitar, bass and drum trio music. Pay a…
Annie Sellick shines in full force on Street of Dreams. After taking some time to explore the swing band genre with her group "Annie and the Hot …
On January 13th, 2007, the music world lost a genius, Michael Brecker. While with us on this planet, Mr. Brecker established the standard by which modern saxophone playi…
If Stan Getz were a vocalist, he would have sounded like Kat Edmonson. His light, breathy tone was in contrast to many of the heavy players of his day. Ms. Edmonson is a…
Dr. Gordon Vernick, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Georgia State University, takes a break from the teaching role, steps into the studio and deli…
"Just Groovin" is the perfect title for Diane Marino’s latest release. Blending her powerfully expressive voice with her passion for songs of the 1960’s, Ms. Marino coll…
Bassist and composer, Jamie Ousley introduces his composing and arranging mastery by collaborating with longtime friends and band mates, Pianist Phil Strange and Drummer…
What does No More Blues, Michael B’s latest offering on Primrose Lane Records, have in common with the following? A tread-worn tire lazily hanging f…
Annie Sellick goes out on a tall limb and boldly says "Nana Nana Boo Boo, I’m doing something completely different." She hooks up with the Nashville-based Hot Club Band …
Different Smile is a glorious buffet for the ear. Kaz Simmons' hypnotic voice is deliciously infectious. Her arrangements eagerly explore form and meter. This wor…
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