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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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  • 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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  •  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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Isaac Laughlin

Isaac Laughlin

With It's Mostly Residual Cuong Vu, probably best recognizable in his capacity as the trumpet player in Pat Metheny's current group, has already released the sixt…
Although State of Mind is Alain Bradette's debut album as a leader he is not a newcomer; he already has a short but hard-hitting list of compositional accolades to h…
There are many layers of activism to be heard on the collection of African music entitled ASAP: The Afrobeat Sudan Aid Project. The aid project referred to in the…
This short, evidently untitled album by the Graduation Trio features just two lengthy tracks (each is about 20 minutes). This format is typical of the free, avant garde, co…