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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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  • 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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Ronald Jackson

Ronald Jackson

This album is quite aptly titled, if you like your jazz laden with bluesy, lazy, moonlight-rich romantic saxophone. After a 30-year hiatus and at age 75, Georgia-born J.…
I so often search high and low for that right combination of smooth Latin-tinged jazz/R&B that offers that swaying, subtle, tenderness that allows you to simply be consu…
If what you want is solid blues and soul from a champion piano player who lit up the Louisiana blues/soul scene in the 70s, Bobby Powell is your man. As notable a vocali…
Well, no wonder! That was my reaction when I opened this month’s CD review package to find out why the package was so much heavier this time around. Well, lo and …
Good CD? Well, let's see. First, we get a majestic and rather pompous intro to the classic "Joy to the World," then.... wham! Enter the funkmeister, Brian Culbertson, wi…
A very serene piece of work by an artist considered to be "one of the world’s leaders in creating eloquently-spiritual, modern-classical music that fully integrates elem…
When I first popped this one in my CD player, I had no idea that I had opened the door to yesteryear’s serious "soul" sound. Distributed by Australian company AIM, which…
Though we all know that the more things change, the more they stay the same, it’s never been more evident than in this 70s recording by this talented vocalist. This coll…
I’ll tell you: When I first went to this artist’s Web site, I thought I mistyped the URL! The Web site talks about how T. Moody’s sound so resembles that of the classic …
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of picking up a CD by one Chris Camozzi, a fantastic guitarist being produced by keyboard mastermind, Jeff Lorber. It was truly one of t…