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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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  • 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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Jazz vocalist/pianist, Gloria Cooper, adds a veteran's voice to the mainstream jazz idiom with her second release, Dedicated to You. In this collection of instrument…
Jazz vocalist Greta Matassa makes a big statement in an understated way with her latest release Favorites From a Long Walk, a sterling collection of songs perfo…
As I am wont to do, when I haven’t heard of an artist I often listen before reading anything about them, allowing myself to be completely unbiased. Such was the case wit…
Monk’s Bones marks the third release for Monk’s Music Trio, further delving into the great musicians' body of seminal work. Drummer Chuck Bernstein leads the trio wi…
With the release of Sandbox and Sanctum, Gene Ess has firmly cemented his place as a major jazz artist of the new millennium. His post-bop work is delivered with a…
One World is a composite of excerpts and compositions from the pens of master musicians Jody Espina and Rolf Sturm. The title suggests world music, but it is more …
Cuban pianist/composer Omar Sosa’s newly released compilation CD Ballads features some of his finest work in a much welcomed addition to any jazz or Latin lovers l…
In a bold and daring fashion, The Project have created a piece of work that opens the door wide to the future while holding a firm view of the past. This work is an intense…
Don’t expect Broadcast No. 1 to fit into any category you might have in your library of recordings, it’s unique unto itself and defies description. With this debut…
With this collection of familiar and not so familiar songs from the pens of the great songwriters, vocalist Claire Martin and pianist/vocalist Sir Richard Rodney Bennett ha…
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