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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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  • 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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Ronald Jackson

Ronald Jackson

The Cape May Jazz Festival was most fortunate to have one so capable and competent as Chip Shelton on its lineup, one who not only is a gifted flutist in his own right, …
Motion of Love is an album of some defining, crisp, and crystal clear vocals from a defined Contemporary jazz vocalist/guitarist.... period. Paired with some ve…
Let’s get this one thing straight: Thunk is not jazz by any interpretation. Electronica? By a stretch. Techno rap?. Well, if nothing else, those among us who ar…
One of the smoothest and most exacting of sax/flute players in the smooth jazz biz has always been, without a doubt, the gentleman we simply know as Najee. The two-time …
Patrick Charles is a young, energetic drummer/writer with a clear vision of the diverse workings of jazz/funk and other such pairings. Cite Soleil is more than …
It’s always a long feel-good moment when you get to settle back and enjoy the type of smoky, raspy, blues that Pete Alderton’s Living On Love offers. Ald…
Here is truly a compelling and magnificent collage of exotic Latin American, Caribbean and American jazz/blues headed by Rob Fried, a bassist with eclectic tastes and fl…
Bill Cornish shines here with strong synth and piano work on selections that make Sojourn a truly diverse and illustrative project. It proves worthy of its boas…
Ah yes, and now we turn back the hands of clock nostalgia to the love years of Maurice White, Philip Bailey, producer Charles Stepney, and the whole company of th…
Here’s a very, very noble first for me. First of all, this is a project undertaken by a group of non-profit artists donating the profits from the sale of this album to D…