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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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Guitarist and composer Mike Kennedy has brought a 60's combo feeling to Quartet No. 1. The use of the Hammond B-3 organ is the hook that brought me into this CD. Luc…
When I first received the release Songs from the Stone from pan-flute and quasi-trumpet artist G. Davis Falkenstein, I was expecting to hear music of the nature of k…
Multi-instrumentalist Willie Hill is one of the best undiscovered talents I have heard in a long time. From modest beginnings building a recording studio out of a former to…
For the premier release of his own record label Big Piano Music, pianist/keyboardist George Duke presents ten tracks that sizzle. Face the Music presents urban jazz …
It has been five years since Gerald Albright released a solo project. Since that time, he has signed a new contract with the GRP label and his first release Groovology
After a highly successful premier Native Language release back in 2000 of Another Door Opens, former Rippingtons saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa has come back even stronger…
Guitarist Craig Chaquico has again brought his mixture of smooth jazz in a great package called Shadow and Light. He teams up with keyboardist Ozzie Ahlers to provid…
In the past ten years, the number of major and intermediate record companies have dwindled due to consolidation. That means that many performers who did release material on…
It's hard to believe that the Dallas-based smooth jazz group Fingerprints hasn't been signed to a major label recording contract. Their fourth CD release DNA is an o…
On vibraphonist Bernard Sweetney's live release Live from Kupchicks, he goes to the masters of music to provide a strong selection of music. Sweetney uses standards …
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