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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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  • 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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  • 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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Denai Burbank

Denai Burbank

This early session was a good indicator of things to come for all involved. Each member of this ensemble was great in his own right and has accomplished much over the span …
A dramatic departure from organist Freddie Roach’s Blue Note recordings, he is experimental, soulful and pensive. While the Blue Note sessions were notable and worthy, thes…
This reissue on Verve is quite welcome. These are good, straightforward Jimmy Smith/Kenny Burrell performances. They are supported by Milt Hinton, George Duvivier, Bill Eng…
Recorded during the rising popularity of bossa nova in the United States in 1962. Many jazz artists jumped on board incorporating songs by Jobim, Valle, Bonfa and Gilberto …
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