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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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  •  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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Karcius is a young Canadian band whose music straddles the wide chasm between two misunderstood and marginal sub-genres: progressive rock and fusion. Despite their super…
I wasn’t quite sure what to make of David Wright’s Dajinosaurus CD. The cover art consists of a goofy canine mug shot, the credits are cluttered with production…
Vocalist Miguel De Leon is an amiable throwback to the golden era of Brazilian music - the days of the Bossa Nova craze, now more than 40 years past. De Leon’s understat…
Franc O’Shea is a UK-based electric bassist and composer who has immersed himself in the diverse worlds of Flamenco, jazz and Middle Eastern/North African ethnic music. …
Every so often, an album like Hectic Watermelon’s The Great American Road Trip comes along to give me hope that jazz-rock fusion hasn’t collapsed like a poorly-…
The biggest treat for a music reviewer is to receive a really good CD by a musician or group that you are not at all familiar with. Fabien Degryse’s CD titled, prosaical…
Homing - A Feeling in Nine Parts is the latest collection of highly appealing, completely instrumental compositions of indeterminate genre from J. A. Granelli a…
Rosetta, the title of bassist Stephan Crump’s third self-produced CD as a leader, conjures up a bunch of disparate images; the Rosetta Stone, the title of Jean…
Brian Allen may well be the best American modern jazz trombonist that you’ve never heard of. Allen’s lack of exposure probably has more to do with his choice to live and…
I must confess that I was not particularly enamored of Stephen Foster’s music prior to hearing Early American - and it took me several listens to be thoroughly …