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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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  • 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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George W. Carroll

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What we're offered here by jazz pianist Dave Fleschner, is his tidy exercise in 'chamber-jazz-bebop.' Dave & his group are fine exponents of the great ethos of jazz one exp…
First, let's pay kudos to Kahn's choice of the recording studiowhere he brought his CD project to fruition. The sound that emits from the disc is a study in sound dynamics.…
It's a wonderful rumination to ponder what God & spirituality can spawn for such an animated jazz project. Vocalist Picot & her triounder the tutelage of Bill Peterson, del…
Oh Yea........Mike Longo & his big band will hit you right where it counts with his dynamic, & I mean a dynamic vocal big band CD project. I'm particularly moved, in that I…
This is quite the interesting CD project in that the animal kingdomis portrayed through composer Frank Macchia's original music. One will always wonder about the creative f…
Jazz trumpeteer, Clark Terry has always remained his own man style-wise. A true legend in his own era, he offers us a CD project that is personalized & singular, with his t…
With the level of musicianship I'm hearing both vocally &instrumentally on this disc........I'm thinking.....'Top Chops.'Vocalist Judi Silvano & her musical entourage deliv…
Dealing within the lexicon of the American Songbook, is the conservative way to create a viable CD project. Jazz singer Karen Manion has accomplished such..........Her repe…
Right out of the vibe of a Betty Carter, emerges jazz vocalist Fay Victor. Fay takes a song......Bends it........And, makes it her own!Although some of her renditions are d…
Out of the 'Miles' school emerges trumpet-eer John Mc Neilwith his noble, yet Avante'- Garde original CD effort. This is ajourney definitely worth taking. Mc Neil's heart s…