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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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  • 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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  •  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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Richard Bourcier

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A great pot of beef stew always seems to taste better the second time around. So it is with the newest album by the Jack Brass Band is even more exciting than their 2005 CD…
Here’s one of the most-satisfying swing albums in quite a while. George Gee is a native New Yorker and has led a big band for three decades. His swing outfit delighted b…
Good things always happen when like-minded artists gather together. This album brings together the legendary Maria Muldaur and James Dapogny’s Chicago Jazz Band, blues belt…
Very few ragtime recordings are issued today, especially by European artists. The last to cross this writer’s desk was Alessandra Celletti’s beautiful Black Baby CD …
It’s been two long years since the release of One More - The Music Of Thad Jones and, when it received rave reviews, nobody knew there would be a second volume. H…
JC & The Jazz Hoppers are new to the American jazz market. Australian jazz guitarist, Jason Campbell, formed the trio a few years ago with organist Col Nolan …
The publicity sheet packaged with my review copy of this CD refers to bassist Earl May as a "musician’s musician." That’s no exaggeration! Earl May made his first recording…
Ruby Braff left us in 2003 but won’t soon be forgotten. The mere mention of Braff makes jazz enthusiasts remember "impeccable musicianship." The Boston-born cornetist pl…
Here’s a two-CD set to tempt lovers of stride piano. Probably the last of the vintage stride players, Ralph Sutton, is presented in solo performance in 1992. The setting is…
In his third release, the Argentine guitarist, Pablo Satek, continues with his trademark ballad style. The young player exhibits a unique approach to solo guitar and his la…
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