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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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  •  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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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 music has a story and meaning for me personally. Melanie Armstrong, who provides some beautiful vocals on this recording, is the future wife of someone that crossed my…
Its true what is said about people that face adversity head on and overcome all obstacles put in front them; they come out of the other side stronger and with more convicti…
Larry Coryell is considered to be one of the pioneers and original innovators of jazz rock fusion. He got his start in the 60’s and continues to produce great and ground-br…
Since 1956 the Hammond B3 organ has changed the way jazz music has been played, perceived, and composed, thanks to the legendary pioneer Jimmy Smith. He is the crowned king…
It’s hard to believe that this is Jean Luc Ponty’s first album in seven years. I was introduced to Ponty’s music in the early eighties while I was making my way around the …
Any time I am feeling a little down and life becomes overwhelming all I have to do is throw on some jazz music and everything seems to melt away. This is the kind of music …
As advertised on the Bluebone website, their music is burnin’ blues and smokin’ boogie. There is proof positive found on the 2000 studio release Bluebone and more ev…
Robert Symons is a kindred soul that has traveled the world spreading music to the masses in many different forms. From his youth learning how to play the guitar to his cur…
It is a given at this point that any six-string genius that is worth his salt can be found on Steve Vai’s flourishing Favored Nations Label.
Eric Johnson happens to …
I remember watching Frank Gambale play at a Chic Corea concert while attending the annual Concord Jazz Festival in 1985. I was amazed with his lightning quick fingers and h…