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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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  • 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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A native of Richardson, Texas, saxophonist and composer Jamie WilliamS (sic), began his musical career by earning a full scholarship to the University Of Miami School Of…
West Coast American musician Brian Ellis lists the instruments he plays as guitar, bass, keys, saxophone, trumpet, xylophone, theremin, kalimba, Bolivian 12-string mando…
Somehow it doesn’t seem possible, but it has now been 20 years since multi-Grammy winner rock/pop pianist Bruce Hornsby burst upon the music world. His highly infectious…
This recording, the last time visionary violinist Billy Bang and free-jazz tenor saxophone explorer Frank Lowe would record together, is a stunning document of the excit…
Currently based in New York, saxophonist and composer Saco Yasuma was born and raised in Japan. Active as a keyboard player in rock and funk bands in Japan, she moved to…
Guitarist and composer Paul Nash passed away in 2006 from complications due to brain cancer. Before he passed away he organized a two-CD project meant to represent the d…
Wow! New York based Hammond B3 organist and pianist Akiko Tsuruga’s latest CD, Sweet And Funky, is as the kids used to say "the bomb." This disc burns with energy…
In the same way avant-garde classical composers have had to explain their music is part of the continuing lineage in the historical movement of their art, notice how man…
Hailing from Toronto, Canada pianist Andy Milne earned an Honors degree in music from York University, where he studied with, among others, Oscar Peterson. Encouraged by…
When the history of jazz recording is written it will include a prominent section regarding the end of the twentieth century and the beginning, of the twenty-first. High…