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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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  • 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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Dave Allen’s jazz quartet maps out casual tempos, simmering verses, and comfortably weaving shuffles in their jams for the group’s latest release Real And Imagined,
Greg Ruggiero’s quintet makes a mixture of lounge jazz, soft-pop, and post-bop for their latest release Balance. Produced by Greg Ruggiero, the album is archetypa…
Cynthia Layne’s music is dolce R&B/soul like the sumptuous melodic hues familiar to you from Kelly Price and Natalie Cole. Layne’s latest release Beautiful Soul, …
David Liebman’s latest installment Back On The Corner is loaded with trippy jazz compositions that show signs of Miles Davis’ tutelage from working with the maste…
Trained as a guitarist, Charlie Hunter has played in various bands before going solo where he worked on a number of music projects, released a slew of albums and fronted…
Si Hayden is a one-man band, composing entire songs on an acoustic guitar playing both lead and rhythm parts. It never occurred to me that I would enjoy compositions wit…
The jazz quartet Gemini Soul describes their music as cyber-jazz because of their symbiotic combination of analog sounds and electronic programming. But after listening …
Woodwind instrumentalist Mark Hollingsworth has a wide portfolio that has taken him from composing saxophone, clarinet and flutes parts for a number of affluent recordin…
Smooth jazz saxophonist Darren Rahn’s sophomore release Once In A Lifetime has instrumentals with a symphonic jazz breadth and creamy melodic phrasing entwining w…
You would never believe that the smooth jazz quintet Under The Lake have not released a studio album in over ten years with the precise syncopation they demonstrate on t…
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