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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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  • 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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  • 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.

As a bandleader and piano player, Stan Kenton helped to push the musical envelope in the jazz genre. He enabled future luminaries to approach their music in the same fashio…
What comes to mind when you hear the name Hybrid Freak Division? My initial thought, as many people would think, is that this is no ordinary band. As it turns out, i…
This DVD reproduces Dave Brubeck's appearance on Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual show in 1961. The performance is in black and white capturing conversations with Brubeck in bet…
Broadcasted originally in 1968 and shot in black-and-white, B.B. King’s appearance on Ralph Gleason’s Jazz Casual is a look inside the "King of The Blues" and his band. I p…
This CD is a musical match made in heaven. Paquito D’Rivera performs with the New York Voices and Claudio Roditi to create a gorgeous blend of "Brazilian Dreams" featuring …
Alice Stuart has a lineage of blues music behind her that not only impresses, but will also surprise many of the uninitiated that may feel they had a good grasp on the hist…
Frijid Pink typified late '60s Detroit rock. Their self-titled debut was a startling mixture of rock-blues-psychedelic music. A rocking electrifying version of "Hous…
This is the only known video performance of John Coltrane’s classic quartet made in America. Revived from Ralph Gleason's 1960s series "Jazz Casual" archives and produced f…
Duke Ellington’s recorded works are one of the marvels of modern music. His discography boggles the mind with a remarkable listing of titles from 1947 to breathtaking remas…
Rare Blend explores their own "Evolution Theory" by taking music and all its possibilities to another level of audio perception by combining jazz and rock to create …