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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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  • 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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Mark E. Gallo

Mark E. Gallo

The four CDs collected here represent the best of the trumpeter’s output for Prestige. He would later record for Columbia (he would actually record his first Columbia se…
This handsome 6-CD box set doesn’t unearth any previously unheard gems, but it does collect in one central location some of the best of Trane’s Prestige output. The labe…
This Kirk collection was one of the highlights of the year. Recorded in Hamburg, Germany in March 1972 with a band that complimented and cajoled, this is as fine a colle…
Drummer Stanton Moore’s "III" is one of the funkiest albums to slide down the pike in many a year. With Robert Walter on a killer Hammond B3 and Will Bernard on a…
This 3-CD collection chronicles one glorious afternoon and evening in the life, as it were, of this extraordinary trio. These two sets in the afternoon and three more on…
This is an exquisite recording. One of the most anticipated releases of the year, it is as amazing as Martino fans expected. Those of you new to the magic of Pat Martino…
A new entry in the Rudy Van Gelder Remasters series from Fantasy/Concord, this is a revisited classic that sounds all the more impressive 45 years after its August 15, 1…
Everything you’ve heard about this treasure is true. Representing the only live documented performance of the two jazz legends together, it is nothing less than the find…
This two disc set from Shout! Factory, like their set on Chet Baker’s mentor Dizzy Gillespie, is simply spectacular. Chet Baker, following in the footsteps of Louis Arms…
Best known until recently as guitarist with the great Harmonica Shah Band, Howard Glazer is an electric guitarist in the mold of Kim Simmons, Johnny Winter and the blues…