NU_OPEN
 

FEATURED INTERVIEWS

  • 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…
    Read more...
  •  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…
    Read more...
  • 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…
    Read more...
  • Kem Owens
    Written by
    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…
    Read more...
MORE INTERVIEWS
Mark E. Gallo

Mark E. Gallo

Perpetual Groove is an improvisational rock quartet from Savannah, GA that has apparently grown a sizeable fan base based in large part on their free CD promotions. They’re…
The formal title of this wonderful disc is Richard Simon Presents Sam Most and Al Viola. Bassist Simon has shared the stage with an impressive group of musicians in his tim…
Recorded in 1962 and 1963, this represents one of the first and most superb recordings of bossa nova. Byrd studied with Andres Segovia and brings that classical guitar touc…
Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus and Max Roach. Talk about an "A" team! Recorded live at Toronto’s Massey Hall in 1953, this captures the archite…
This quintet of trumpeter Davis with Philly Joe Jones (drums), Paul Chambers (bass), Red Garland (piano) and John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) is simply one of the great jazz…
This Buffalo New York quartet has an enjoyable straight ahead, swinging style. The principals, reedman Schiavone and pianist Brancato are graduates of Berklee. While the wo…
There are those who would call Trane the most important and influential player to ever pick up a saxophone. Long before his fascination with the soprano and his harmonic ev…
Seattle-based pianist Dave Peck works in the traditional jazz piano trio format on his wonderful live Out of Seattle, recorded at the famed Jazz Alley. Traditional b…
Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson plays electric and acoustic guitars and electronics masterfully on Tyft. Abetted by Jim Black (drums, melodica, electronics and vi…
Language of Swans’ eponymous offering is unusual in it’s sparseness and deceptively tentative tone, though principal Joe Giardullo is no musical wallflower or novice. Havin…