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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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  • 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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  • 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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What more can be said about Marian McPartland that hasn’t already been written? With 65 years as a professional musician, McPartland has been interviewed and interviewed an…
Sometimes the best of intentions don’t work out exactly the way they were supposed to. Such was the case for The Jazz Foundation of America, whose executive director, We…
We had heard a hint of Mike Fahn’s at-that-time work in progress, Close Your Eyes.... And Listen, when he recorded last year on his wife’s first CD, Thought Of Yo…
Jazzanova started by chance when the DJ’s of the group were working in Berlin’s Delicious Doughnuts nightclub. The club’s management wanted to create a compilation CD of th…
As Bob Baldwin grows in stature within the realm of smooth jazz musicians, Narada Jazz has snapped him up and now has produced his first CD. Accompanying his move and his g…
Chet Baker’s life was one caught up in a downward spiral, even as that spiral may have allowed momentary escape during the trumpeters few moments of triumph. A figure of co…
Heartfelt is a significant event for Fourplay fans, for the four play freer on this CD than ever before. And that’s by design. Fourplay has signed with Bluebird R…
Think Woody Allen’s movie Sweet And Lowdown, and you’ll know the sound of the Susie Arioli Swing Band. Better yet, think Django Reinhardt, and you’ll get an idea of …
Thankfully, Ron Carter continues to record, and as a result we can continue to enjoy a stream of his musical consciousness as Blue Note regularly releases his CD’s. A consu…
Bringing together as it does many previously unwound strands of Joe Lovano’s interests and weaving them into a rich fabric, Viva Caruso is an idea so apt that its om…