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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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In Brooklyn New York you may find yourself belly-up at Tony’s Bar, which in the whole scheme of things really doesn’t matter much but for Herbie Mann and Phil Woods it was …
The seductive Finnish vocals are almost Dietrich-esk as Sofia Laiti introduces you to her distinct interpretation of jazz vocals with "You Don't Know Me" released by Midnig…
Turn up a little heat with that bass and the recipe for a successful release is set. Don Miller along with High Life Records has set free a true all-star jazz triumph. "Dia…
A diverse yet intense manipulation of sound and composition best illustrates the critique of Mintzer’s first live recording, Bob Mintzer Big Band "Live at MCG with Special …
Jazz After Hours.... Effervescent, Emotional, Energetic!The ivory sensuality flowing from the imagination and talents of Lisa Hilton speaks volumes to the spiritual sens…
Smooth Jazz is such a diverse term in this category that one hesitates to characterize it, however to compose and create in it becomes a euphoric event for some. Such must …
Think back to those thrilling days of yesteryear when music was theater lounges, ballrooms, and dinner clubs. Filled with the sounds of the times and the emotion therein. I…
We must not wait in vain for some unspoken future opportunity, but rather be the singularity that forges fearlessly ahead in the present moment. "Rob Levit"Rob Levit lef…
Traditionally live instrumentals don’t fall under the heading of daring and vibrant. However John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess with the help of Klew Media and Favored Nations…
It’s "Hot" and vivacious, this journey Allison Miller takes us on, as she introduces her debut recording, released by Foxhaven Records named "5 am stroll". The label this p…