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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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  • 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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Kenneth Pearson

Kenneth Pearson

Jazz, with a taste of Texas. This offering from Austin-based guitarist (and former Marilyn Scott sideman) Ray MacCarty delivers the goods: versatility, solid chops, and an …
First View is a terrific debut release from guitarist Steve Oliver. He has assembled an all-star cast for this one, including the likes of Paul Taylor, Jeff Kashiwa, and Ro…
Keeping Cool features the irresistible combo of Joyce Cooling on guitar and Jay Wagner on keys. It's appropriately titled, too: this is one very laid-back CD, from the firs…