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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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  • 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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  • 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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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.

Is this the second coming of the Rolling Stones? I was duly impressed to believe so after to listening to the Beggarz (Did I hear somebody say Beggar’s Banque…
How do you reform a band after a thirty-five year layoff and sound so great? The Yardbirds know how. All you need are two founding members Chris Dreja and Jim McCart…
God I love this music! It puts the S back into soul and the F back into feeling; hence, everything becomes different with a newfound perspective. These tunes will definitel…
What happens when faculty members of the Brigham Young School of Music get together and make music? Well they are instantly Q’D UP and ready to record an album, what else? …
Tony Adamo is the definition of the consummate smooth vocalist on his latest release Dance of Love. He sounds like a combination of Lou Rawls and David Bowie. Out of…
This reissue of John Lee Hooker’s Live at Newport LP is a split between two performances at the Newport Folk Festival, a solo flight from 1960 and a set with upright…
When you think of great jazz fusion bass player's names like Jaco Pastorious come to mind, in fact if you do a search using Google for jazz fusion bass players his name is …
I am accustomed to hearing jazz CDs that play a good hour or more so I was a bit out of sorts when this CD stopped playing after a little over a half hour. I did not let th…
Ray Brown (god rest his soul) was one of the most respected and loved bass players in jazz. He knew many people in the jazz world and played with most of them at one time o…
Clarence Bucaro is not a musical icon, and I am sure he does not really care if he ever does attain those lofty heights. He is a purebred entertainer of American folk tales…