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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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    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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  • 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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My monthly trip to the jazz section in one of the better-known bookstores was quite productive last week. Fascinated with jazz trivia, I came acros...
Vocalist Kristina Smith is a new gem in Patois Records coffer exhibiting a melodic luster with a clarion ring that resonates waves of soothing tranquility. Kristina’s de…
May whomever blesses, bless those hepcats at Prestige/Concord! Monk is one of those new-fangled 24-bit remastered platters du jass from the glorious…
Watch What Happens is precisely that when Charito meet Michel Legrand. This collection sparkles with intimacy, intricate performances, and a zest for life that …
Golden Earrings is one of those projects that’s so natural for the participants that one wonders why it didn’t happen sooner. Instead, it happened just in time. T…
This vibrant Seattle-based quintet abides by a rather distinctive group-centric sound that draws upon the musicians’ influences, spanning electronics, jazz, jazz-fusion,…
Flutist Mark Weinstein is a former trombonist who developed a role for the trombone in Latin music while working with Herbie Mann, among others. Giving up music to pursue a…
Joe Beck (1945 - 2008) and Laura Theodore make the perfect jazz pairing in this fine collection. Together they have created an excellent sound, a sound that is both imag…
Scott LaFaro was one of those musicians, whose number unfortunately is too large, who exerted a high degree of influence during and after a short recording career. Most fam…
Not only does everybody have to be someplace, everything comes from someplace. Getting specific, NYC alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo is a…
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