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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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  • 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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Craig W. Hurst

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On their most recent CD time sign, Susanna Lindeborg’s Mwendo Dawa provides a mix of avant garde music making and the electronic sounds drawn from jazz fusion. The S…
There have been a number of jazz musicians who have recorded with the backing of a string ensemble. Charlie Parker, Chet Baker, and Stan Getz to name a few, sought a lush o…
When first encountering the music on New York City based guitarist Jeff Barone’s new CD Crazy Talk the first impression that comes to mind is that he possesses more …
Dan Cray, an Evanston Illinois based, Bill Evans inspired pianist and his trio take a romp through eight standards and three original compositions on the CD No One. …
There is a lot to like on the CD Live produced by the Lancaster, Pennsylvania based jazz quartet, Jazz Speak. First of all, it is a live recording. A live recording …
With a background that includes a stint with the Count Basie Orchestra (directed by Frank Foster) and as a sideman with Clark Terry, Dave Glasser continues a tradition of B…
Upon examination of John Vance’s resume, it is apparent that he has an emerging and impressive corpus of work as an actor. Vance has appeared in numerous stage productions,…
Andrew Hill’s Passing Ships is evidence that there is a rich vein of musical ore in the master recording vaults at Blue Note Records. This CD is NOT a reissue, but r…
Ron Carter certainly has an undisputable and stellar reputation as being one of the most important bassists in modern jazz. In addition to his expertise as a sideman demons…
Just as the title Cool Breeze implies, this is a CD full of very breezy, easy on the ears music. There isn’t any youthful angst, bluesy brooding over a lost love or …