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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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  • 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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Aum fidelity's new release, Luminescence, is a studio recording featuring a well-blended duo. The two players are saxophonist Daniel Carter and bassist Reuben Radding. The …
In the wake of the celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday, it is fitting that the new release of the Blue Series from Thirsty Ear is entitled EQUILIBRIUM. The very de…
A new 2003 release on Okkadisk features two extraordinary reedsmen, Evan Parker and Joe McPhee. The recording is titled Chicago Tenor Duets.Putting this CD into the play…
Although David Arner’s SOLO PIANO, on Dogstar Records, has been released for awhile, it has recently come to my attention. Arner is a member of the audience at many of the …
Pianist Ursel Schlict and trombonist Steve Swell have joined to form a quartet that includes Tom Abbs on string bass and tuba and Geoff Mann on cornet and drums for a new C…
Trio AHXOLOXHA would come to anyone’s attention given the name itself. Whit Dickey leads the group of three. Dickey plays drums, Joe Morris, guitar, Rob Brown, alto sax. Th…
A recording released in Europe by Blue Regard called ROUND THE BEND features the Rob Brown Trio. Rob Brown plays alto sax, William Parker plays bass and Warren Smith plays …
A new release on the Riti Records Label is ELOPING WITH THE SUN, a singularly poignant recording, featuring William Parker on zintir, Joe Morris on banjo and banjouke and H…
The first recording on Joe Morris’s own label, Riti Records, is a CD called Age of Everything. This is a trio recording featuring Joe Morris on guitar, Timo Shanko on strin…
Just recently released on Thirsty Ear, is SUSTAIN , a recording by the Mat Maneri Quartet with a special appearance by Joe McPhee on soprano sax. The ensemble is made up of…