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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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  •  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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    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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Ronald Jackson

Ronald Jackson

This young, lovely native Georgian wastes no time getting the party started on this, her debut album, a collection of flavorful R&B/Dance cuts. The title track "c…
Ah, crisp, clear, smooth and effortless. That’s how the vocals of Jill Jenson grab me. From the opening cut, the jazzy & cool "Sunshine Away," she sets out to hold you c…
The fresh air of cool jazz guitar returns on NaradaJazz recording artist Joyce Cooling’s 6th offering, Revolving Door. It just knocks me out how polished she ha…
Baha Men, take notice. There are some cats joining your loosed dogs courtesy of Mike Stern, jazz guitarist extraordinaire. This CD is a diverse mix of some heavy straigh…
Now, here are A+ a cappella vocals, coordinated in a manner that only folks who really know singing can arrange. The crisp falsettos, finger-snapping/head-…
"Spy Jazz??" Can’t say that I’ve ever heard of this subgenre before this CD. Orchestral jazz, yes.... and this is a nice variety of that. Hillman is very much into the s…
This is an interesting CD, well worth a listen and review. Letha, a native of my hometown, Washington, DC, presents 17 very original and thought-provoking tracks. There is …
I’ve been a fan of this high-energy saxophonist since her debut CD. I thought I’d heard the funkiest that this recently married cutie (I guess we were all just a little too…
Light, breezy, Brazilian jazz from a Rio de Janeiro native guitarist. Who better to deliver this rather tasty little project? Not being one who’d been exposed to this genre…
Now, here’s an interesting collection of unique tunes from the folks at Hidden Beach who brilliantly birthed the Unwrapped series a series of albums with really strong and …