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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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  • 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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Charles Walker

Charles Walker

Dave Brubeck has always been something like the Rubik’s Cube of the jazz world - immediately accessible, deceptively intricate, and massively popular. The clues to under…
What is it about that milieu of musical elements floating about the jazz world of the early sixties that continues to attract young stylists, nearly forty years after its h…
Rick Margitza, as is often mentioned in discussions of the young tenor man, was with Miles Davis for a number of the trumpeter’s last few disjointed years. Widely disparage…
Repertory is tricky at this turn of jazz's first century. On the one hand, Tin Pan Alley provides form, structure, ever-ready blueprints in which to place meaning, through …
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