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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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  •  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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Verging on smooth jazz territory but with a take-no-prisoners attitude that elevates it above the usual fluffy and unobtrusive fare the genre typifies, Reiff Jr delivers
The inside sleeve of Prasanna’s latest, Be the Change says "This album may represent certain fantasies that a young kid may have had growing up in South India"; comb…
With the possible exception of female jazz vocalists, the incredible proliferation of the piano trio in modern jazz is almost at epidemic proportions, and represents the pr…
Why Ken Hatfield is not a more recognized name is a mystery. He occupies a rather small space in jazz, being a guitarist who devotes himself exclusively to the nylon-string…
All too often when musicians traditionally associated with other forms of music hook up with an orchestra, the results can be, at best, OK, and at worst, an exercise in bom…
Releasing two such different albums as Come Out Swingin’, which is a straight-ahead affair, and Gabriel’s Horns, which goes after the smooth jazz market, can …
One often hears of a triple-threat; it is a rare thing, indeed, to hear of a quintuple-threat; but with a strong showing as drummer, percussionist, pianist, vibraphonist an…
Following the award-winning Of Battles Unknown Mysteries, bassist Chris Tarry returns with Project 33, a groove-happy album that started with a desire to reco…
Recorded in one late night, four hour session in 1993, violinist George Mason’s Life Colors is only now seeing the light of day. And that’s a good thing, because Mas…
Callisto is the name of four Washington, DC musicians who, with a strong background in jazz studies, formed in early 2003 to explore the fusion of jazz harmony and form wit…
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