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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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  • 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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  •  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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Celeste Sunderland

Celeste Sunderland

Human beings possess certain biological traits. Simple things that we consider essential to living like walking and breathing. Pat Martino adds an extra element to his list. He plays the guitar. When the virtuoso lost most of his memory after the removal of a brain aneurysm in 1980, Martino was forced to take on the staggering feat of re-learning his instrument. What this guitar legend proves is that when you’re born with a gift there’s no letting go.

I saw the Pat Martino Trio for the first