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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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  • 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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John Gilbert

John Gilbert

With a tone reminiscent of the Paul Desmond school of cool jazz, Allison Neale gets right to the heart of the music with no useless fuss or clutter. Neale's alto tone is li…
When lyrics speak the truth they become a prime example of the extravagant poetry of the American love song. The torch has been passed and Sharyn Wynters brings torch si…
When 'The Hands For Hope Movement', an organization created to further a sense of brotherhood and giving by volunteerism came to Michele Anastasio requesting an anthem, she…
All of the compositions are written for 17 pieces with some personnel changes on the various tunes."Bag Of Bones" is an ode to Milt Jackson and features a solid alto sol…
It's so easy when you know how and so pretty when you do it right...This album is not only packaged beautifully, it contains 20 tracks from live performances and liner note…
The most compelling tune on this album is "Gnomesayin' which translated, is obviously Know What I'm Sayin' in the vernacular of the street. This song is in a be bop mode an…
Diane Marino gives a new and exciting twist to some venerable standards and deftly performs a few relatively rare tunes. "I Concentrate On You" The tempo is way up on th…
This album is beautifully packaged and more importantly the music is divinely inspired. As is so aptly stated in the liner notes, this is a: "A collection of songs compo…
Terry Silverlight is a drummer of vast experience in all facets of music. He has written jingles, scored for network shows and films, toured the world over with the top nam…
It bears repeating that Artt Frank is a purist, a bop drummer. His accents combine subtle shadings, direct response to the soloist's message and a certain dignity within th…