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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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  • 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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  • 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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Enigmatic figure Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut to have 1 retrospective and 7 other recordings released exclusively on itunes; including the Historic New York Concert with Daniel Carter, one with Joe McPhee, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, a Frode Gjerstad Duo, and LIVE! at Columbia University. Mr. Shurdut is at the forefront of new musics, eluding categorization. His ideas embrace everything from experimental, jazz, contemporary, classical, opera, world, and trance.

Ayler Records most recently …