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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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  • 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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  • 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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Danish pianist/composer Jakob Davidsen’s latest offering, Mangfoldighed, refers to the diversity of life, art, society and nature. The varied musical scheme of th…
With This Is My House, Brooklyn-based bassist/composer Anne Mette Iversen delivers a stunning collection of original progressive jazz, bursting with lively melodi…
On State of the Union pianist/composer Frank Carlberg continues his mission to merge modern jazz composition with off-beat poetry as he did on In the Land of A…
Boston based Pianist Nando Michelin's trio is a truly democratic venture where everyone involved seems to have equal say in the overall musical vision. The music on D…
Pragmatic Optimism finds Drummer Wade Barnes and his Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble on a hopeful mission of spiritual advocacy. Through selfless interplay and a swin…
Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Jam Camp is a heavy laden, guitar-driven, no nonsense, collective force. Their latest CD, Jam Camp Live!, is a brilliant showc…
Too often in today’s era of media excess, artistic intention in jazz is shunned for the sake of commerce. With so much uninspired blandness being passed off as innovatio…
Incredible playing, well crafted tunes, and top-notch production make for an outstanding release by guitarist Ratko Zjaca and tenor saxophonist Stanislav Mitrovic. On
The ability to emancipate oneself from the confines of tradition, from subversive cultural expectations, while emphasizing hope, beauty and collaboration is the most dau…
Japanese pianist/composer Taeko Kunishima brings forth a musical melding of Asian exoticism, European romanticism, and American swing on her latest release for 33 Jazz, …
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