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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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  • 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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Plunky is saxophonist J. Plunky Brancy and if you never heard his name, you might have heard his music. He was featured on The Cosby Showas a studio musician who per…
Janine Alondres has a great voice and knowledge of jazz standards. Her debut CD Dreams Do Come True presents some of the classics done in a contemporary style, but n…
Flutist Hubert Laws, member of the Mongo Santamaria band in the 1960's, is back to his Latin roots with a CD of Latin jazz. Baila Cinderella is a CD of songs that Mo…
Bassist Brian Bromberg gives a salute to the person who got him interested in playing electric bass. Jaco was the nickname for inventive electric bass player John Fr…
Pianist Keiko Matsui's 14th studio release is the first that has an overall theme. The Ring is dedicated to provide a message of compassion, humanity and peace in a …
Here is a release that presents some of smooth jazz' best performers covering familiar pop and R&B songs. There are plenty of tracks that you might have heard on smooth jaz…
Disco was not the only special kind of music that came out of the 70's. If you remember CTI Records, where jazz legends such as George Benson, Bob James, Freddie Hubbard an…
This is one of those CD's that really hits the nail on the head. Trombonist Nelson Foltz calls it The Longing Hours and from what I heard, if you want to be longing …
Here are three performers that can write great music. The songs on Sparks are some of the better instrumentals I have heard in a long time. However, the Columbus, Oh…
Chicago-based trumpeter Orbert Davis gets a bunch of his friends together to jam and they do in his latest release Priority. His friends are some of the best jazz pe…