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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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  • 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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Karl Stober

Karl Stober

Take the A-Train to those thrilling days of yesteryear when music warranted respect and the artists were craft driven, rather than some of those who are economically. It…
Traveling the independent circuit many times than not offers struggles for an artist with their talent, as the road becomes a tedious one. From bar to patronless lounges…
Laced with the sounds of Monk, Coltrane, Shorter, and others like them, alone, would make for an interesting instrumental spin. However, add the original experiments of …
Something just seems to solidify and ignite the atmosphere when the saxophone opens it valves and plays the passions from a master who orchestrates its tones. So diverse…
Jazz is unique in the way it’s like a map, it has so many directions an artist can take and follow. For some the degree of chance in changing direction is a calculated r…
It was a time when the core of the apple fell; for just in a surreal historic moment the eyes of the globe attempted to sort out the horrors of a hateful portion of huma…
There is something to cherish when international music is done with the character and charm of its birthplace. A seemingly haunting and tender feel lifts from the sounds…
Out of the depths of the mass of instrumental jazz there is a rare spark, which ignites our attention, with no rhyme or reasonable explanation we turn our heads and list…
Your music is you and you are the music the common evolution of excellence between and artiste and the craft. To practice and achieve the heights of this level you must …
Latin and soul tainted jazz has such an exotic love affair with the fandom. When performed with the precise execution needed to make the sound work it is pure ecstasy. O…