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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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  •  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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Dave Sereny’s debut album Take This Ride showcases Sereny as a forward thinking producer and an eminent guitarist in the contemporary jazz spatial. Sereny works w…
Highly acclaimed new urban jazz keyboardist Bob Baldwin has recently released a DVD entitled Memoirs From The Hudson on NuGroove Records. The DVD features footage…
They say it takes a village to build anything especially a great leader and Justin Young’s debut album On The Way is certainly proof positive of that statement. W…
Airborne’s fifth album, Turbulence meets all your expectations of what you imagine an eminent jazz album would be like. The songs are symbolic of contemporary jaz…
Flutist Dwayne Kerr’s sophomore release Higher Calling makes jazz music as beautiful as it comes. His sinewy flute passages are flanked by gorgeous glistening syn…
Avant-jazz saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart has created one of a kind album. His third outing Sone Ka La hooks aspects of African dance, Caribbean rhythms, and up…
Zack Lipton Quintet’s debut album First Steps on Point14 Records, a label which he founded, contains ten tracks of avant-garde/free jazz music. Like many avant-ja…
Journeyman, the debut album by composer and multi-instrumentalist Terrance L. Robinson, is a true source of comfort in any household. There is so much promise in …
Greatness is evident in an artist and with R&B/pop vocalist and acoustic guitarist Shelly Bhushan, it hits you right from the start. She has released her debut album …
Ronny Smith’s current record Simply Stated has a velvety refinement and butter-whipped fluidity that awakens good feelings in the listener. Produced by Ronny Smit…