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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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  • 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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    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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Morrice Blackwell

Morrice Blackwell

Owner and publisher of jazzreview.com, Morrice Blackwell is a christian husband dad jazz fan website developing marketing manager basketball playing engineer that lives for photography.

This is the second release for Spyro Gyra on the Telarc affiliated Heads Up label. This format is SACD hybrid that plays on all SACD and CD players. The 6-channel di…
Recording an entire album of covers seems like it puts listeners on notice that the artist may be on the down side of a once successful career. In retrospect, never does th…
Much to my surprise Woodenhead has been making music since 1975. It is literally impossible to keep up with all the bands that are coming out with music, so the fact…
I really thought I knew the blues well, that is until I watched this fantastic documentary "Last of the Mississippi Jukes" on the roots and culture based genre of music. Ev…
Diva Maria Muldaur (AKA Maria d'Amato) has created an entirely new niche for herself by singing the blues and doing tribute albums. She recorded a children’s album ("Animal…
Last of The Mississippi Jukes-CD Soundtrack gives the resume of Film director Robert Mugge much more strength and authority. He is responsible for a number of documentaries…
DW Project is chiefly Dan Walzer and Chuck Wiggins with help from their outstanding collaborators Ric Hordinski, Dave Larocca and Kerry Jordan.
Their new CD g…
Jim Crouch and his band are rolling out a new album titled "Liberty." The title is very apt considering we are currently trying to liberate an oppressed country. Is there a…
Alto sax/flute player Jim Snidero decided that just playing jazz was not enough, he wanted something more, thus the album "Strings" came into being. Contemporary, bop, fusi…
Some folks consider Peter Green as the greatest white blues guitar player ever. I would have a hard time disagreeing with that statement myself. When you look at what he ha…