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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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  • 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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    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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Jazz guitarist Tony Romano provides the rhythmic markings for flutist Michel Gentile to quilt his mellifluous patterns and soaring scores on the duo’s latest release,
The Welcoming is a live recording from jazz guitarist Tony do Rosario and his band, which was taped at The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May on August 13, 200…
The Paul Renz Quintet’s latest release, ReBop, is classic bebop with weaving lines and chord brulees that have reflections of Joe Henderson, as the fidgety organ …
Ivan Valentini’s jazz quintet is an avant garde ensemble whose latest release, Light And Darkness is an active display of contrasting lyrical configurations and j…
The music of Gato Libre feels ancient like its elixirs have been hidden away in a crypt some place in a sacred Buddhist shrine. The sonic passages of their music on thei…
The avant garde trio of Junk Box have released their second effort, Cloudy Then Sunny on Libra Records. The trio comprises of pianist Satoko Fujii, her husband an…
Freestyle jazz pianist/composer Satoko Fujii expresses on her website that for her ultimate goal, "I would love to make music that no one has heard before."Her la…
Rush Life is jazz pianist Antonio Ciacca’s fourth studio album that also exercises his role as a bandleader. It features his New York City based quintet of Kengo …
Country music shows pride in the angelic choir-like resonance of Alison Krauss, but jazz acquired the dulcet airwaves of Stevie Holland whose fourth CD, Before Love H…
Saxophonist Paul Shapiro has really out-done himself on his third album as a bandleader. Entitled Essen, the music is served up with elements of Yiddish swing, so…
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