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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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Mark Quint is a singer/songwriter that brings to mind other vocalists in the jazz realm such as Mark Murphy, Kurt Elling, Bob Dorough, Mose Allison, Dave Frishberg, and esp…
On the newest CD recording by Swedish pianist Mathias Landaeus, Fringe People, one may find sounds that would transport a listener back to the late 1960’s/early 1970…
Lee Konitz is a living legend of jazz. He was one of the few alto saxophonists who found enough stylistic distinction to survive the wake of Charlie "Bird" Parker’s tidal w…
Glauco Sagebin is a Brazilian pianist whose new CD When Baden Meets Trane, reveals his experience in gaining familiarity with jazz musicians from both the United Sta…
New York based actress and singer Sally Stark pays homage to jazz singer Maxine Sullivan on her newest release, Sally Stark Sings Maxine Sullivan. Sullivan whose car…
The Nearness of You is the debut recording of South Florida based singer Nicole Henry. Henry’s voice exudes a positive, upbeat attitude with a light, bright and some…
Whatever it is that makes a listener fall in love with Brazilian music--the insouciance and elegance of an unobtrusive, yet driving beat, the romance that drips like honey …
Although the term avant-garde refers to the leading edge of any endeavor, the techniques of making music in ways that are outside of the mainstream is nothing new in the wo…
Poetry of Love, the newest release by Kansas City based singer Angela Hagenbach is a collection of ten songs with a range of emotion that will delight the ear of the…
Helen Abbey’s CD Simply Me provides the listener with the sounds of a gifted singer who is able to deliver a variety of songs with a delightfully sensuous, soft…