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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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  • 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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Eric Glasnapp

Eric Glasnapp

The pairing of piano and vibes in a duet format always has the potential to create beautiful music. Both instruments easily handle lead and rhythm roles while concurrently …
Hearkening back to the days of ragtime and stride, when a pianist could sit down alone and play unaccompanied for hours keeping the fans enraptured, Soul Shadow by Joe Samp…
Perhaps best described as avant-fusion, Jon Lunblom’s quintet drives toward a unique sound that hybridizes the outside playing characterized in avant-garde while remaining …
While it doesn’t break any new ground, the recording debut of the Mike Frost Project offers a thoroughly satisfying hour of listening pleasure. The combination of classic t…