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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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    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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  •  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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  • 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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Joseph Patrick Moore's third solo CD, Alone Together, is an intriguing mixture of Jazz, Funk, Classical and Soul. It draws you in slowly, enchanting you with varieties of m…
This CD is mysterious and minimalist in its slate gray cardstock wrapper. There are 11 cuts listed by the group that re-mixed them rather than the title. A little research …
Sweet Science by the Larry Goldings Trio is a must listen! This is Golding's fourth CD for Palmetto, and the fifth to feature his trio of Peter Bernstein on guitar a…
This CD is simply flawless, but what more can one expect from a talent as honed yet innovative as keyboard player/composer Joe Sample. Having traveled long and far in the m…
Further South, the debut CD by Saxophonist Felipe Salles is keeper. It has enough variety of tone and texture to relax you to bonelessness one minute and have you snapping …
On his first CD as a leader, vibraphonist Christos Rafalides' Manhattan Vibes has recorded an amazingly creative and eclectic debut. From Afro-funk rhythms to the contempor…
It's rare in jazz when an artist legendary for mastery of one instrument is daring enough to record an entire CD on another. OnMy Passion For The Piano, Trumpeter ex…
Joseph Diamond's second CD Island Garden is an exciting mix. These tunes are not just seasoned, but cooking with Caribbean and Latin flavor. It's unusual for an artist to d…
Bassist, Harvie S, formerly known as "Harvie Swartz," doesn’t need to begin convincing anyone of his multi-talented musicianship as a leader and sideman for a stellar list …
Pianist and composer, Michel Camilo, marks his move to Telarc with his third release, "Triangulo," slated to hit the shelves March 26, 2002 featuring Anthony Jackson, maste…