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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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  •  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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Ronald Jackson

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Well, this might be pretty unoriginal and obvious, but, here goes. What do Chaka Khan, the late James Brown, The Eurythmics, the late Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Lisa …
Laws of Groovity has all of the punch usually associated with a Patrick Yandall album. The seasoned axeman provides some really spirited jams on this latest pea…
Jonathan Butler is perhaps one of the most intriguing icons in smooth jazz today. His story is such a rich one, full of encouragement for all aspiring and established mu…
A clean, no-harm, no-foul "safe zone" traditional offering from Mitch Paliga. Not terribly exciting but then, not all of the great compositions of the legendary greats w…
I’m not a big fan of lifting whole quotes or paragraphs from an artist’s profile in my attempts to adequately illustrate his or her musical prowess or competency. Howeve…
Well, here’s a name that certainly doesn’t need any introduction. As the man behind the man, Maceo Parker blared out some of the most soulful soul-wrenching grooves know…
Jane Ira Bloom is a name that’s been on the scene for some 30 years. In that time, she has managed to compile quite the resume. She has composed for the American Compose…
Guitarist/composer Jon Zeeman states that this project splits his strengths here on this rather well-conceived album between jazz, blues, and funk--that magical fusion p…
Well-known and highly regarded in the northwest part of the States, guitarist Ed Taylor explodes on the smooth jazz scene here with Songs From A Taylor, a taste…
State of Monc’s Clipperton Extended release might be a lot of things to a lot of people and I just might be one of those people. A lot is happening here from a …