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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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  • 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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Edward Kane

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A generation ago Stanley Jordan burst on the scene with a revolutionary two-handed solo guitar technique that blew away anyone who witnessed it. Once the initial awe began …
05.03.2004

3D by Jing Chi

Published in Fusion - CD Reviews
Jing Chi's 3D represents a modern look at 1970's fusion, alternately heavy and light. Several tracks featuring distorted guitars and overdriven blues licks would alm…
Albert Einstein was once asked how many observations were needed before it was safe to make a generalization about a particular phenomenon. He replied that two times were p…
Colin Stranahan is an impressive young drummer & composer. By impressive, I mean he plays his instrument with dexterity and writes engaging hard-bop derived original tunes.…
In the Pocket is an enjoyable set of mostly ballads from trombonist John Hines. Most selections are standards, though there are a handful of compositions from Hines …
Larry Coryell's latest disc Tricycles out June 16th is a satisfying set of fairly straight-ahead jazz. Recorded with bassist Mark Egan and drummer Paul Wertico, the …
This CD from Mark Masters & Lee Konitz is full of excellent playing and clever ideas. Konitz has recorded several legendary dates with large and big bands through the years…
Hubert Laws and Savoy Jazz are two important names in the music's history, and Moondance, Laws' new CD on the resurgent Savoy Label, reveals both as vital players in…
Bay Area guitarist Mimi Fox makes me wish I had paid more attention taking guitar lessons as a teenager. Ms. Fox is not merely a meticulous technician, she is a unique guit…
Clarinetist David Krakauer's new live CD is a testament to the continuing vitality of Klezmer music. Klezmer is an improvisational form with roots in the Jewish ghettos of …