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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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  •  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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Chicago-based multi-reed whiz Ken Vandermark pays tribute to the late Mr. Harriott's music with Straightlines, along with some of his mates from the extremely cool Vanderma…
Originally released by Atlantic Records in 1966, INDO-JAZZ SUITE has been one of the rarest jazz albums ever. Released with no fanfare or little acclaim - the time was the …
Tricolor are a trio out of Chicago whose members are all over the map musically: guitarist Jeff Parker, an AACM grad, plays with the bands Tortoise (indie rock) and Isotope…
This wonderful CD consists of acoustic music by Todd Phillips (acoustic bass), David Grier (guitar) and Matt Flinner (mandolin) - I say "acoustic music" because to simply s…
I never heard of this Parsons fella 'til this disc came my way. Seems he played with a lot of big names - Doc Severinson, Cab Calloway, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntire - but t…
The theme here is cross-pollination and the pistil (ha ha) is Celtic music. Of course, that takes in a lot: traditional music from up in Ireland through parts of France and…
This guy you've likely heard, whether you know it or not. He's played his trumpet as a member of John Lurie's Lounge Lizards as well as his own mutant-jazz-noir combo Sex M…
Those humans at Koch have done it again - made a long-unavailable classic accessible to a new generation & old fans without having to shell out 25 bucks or so for an expens…
Every hepcat knows that drummer Rashied Ali is a free jazz polyrhythmic dynamo, right? That Interstellar Space, the album of duets by John Coltrane and R. Ali is one of the…
Dimitrios Vassilakis is a tenor & soprano saxophonist/composer from Greece, though he has been known to hobnob with an American or three (his latest CD Daedalus features Da…