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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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  • 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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On this Thirsty Ear Blue Series release, Mike Ladd, with his well chosen ensemble of musicians and instrumentation, dares to bring through time and from words, a sound pict…
Continuing the Blue Series, Thirsty Ear once again has released a superb recording with keyboard artist, pianist and composer Matthew Shipp at the helm. Performing with him…
Thirsty Ear has produced another high quality recording called LATITUDE, by the duo, Groundtruther, drummer Bobby Previte and guitarist Charlie Hunter, with guest saxophoni…
Boxholder Records has recently released a work called SYMPATHY by trio, Raphe Malik on B-flat and C trumpets, Joe McPhee on soprano sax and pocket trumpet, and Donald Robin…
A release from Marge Records based in Paris gives us THE BIG PICTURE by the Rob Brown Quartet. The quartet is made up of Rob Brown on alto and flute, Roy Campbell on pocket…
The Blue Series on Thirsty Ear Records continues with a double CD called CELESTIAL MECHANIX. The master mixer is DJ Spooky, aka The Subliminal Kid, artist Paul Miller.Em…
Although this Hat Hut Release has been on the market for awhile, and attention has been given to it, this quartet warrants more words to bring more attention to it. Brötzma…
Distributed by aumfidelity, the High Two label has issued its first release called EXPANSION. The performers include Dave Burrell, piano, Andrew Cyrille, drums, and William…
Recently released in the continuation of the Blue Series on Thirsty Ear Records is JUNK MAGIC, spirited by keyboardist Craig Taborn and performed with drummer David King, v…
On Palmetto Records is a recent release called DON’T EXPLAIN, featuring Joel Frahm on tenor and Brad Mehldau on piano. The duo encapsulated their longtime friendship in thi…