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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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    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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The CD Colors of Brazil delivers vocals that are as consistently lovely as they are lively. Sheila Landis celebrates the twentieth anniversary of her label Shelan Records w…
The CD Piercing The Heart is mixture of standard ballads and popular Broadway show tunes. Mutchler chose these songs as a result of requests from the audiences that …
This is my first exposure to Quito Pedrosa and I have to say I'm very impressed. His new CD Luz e Pedra Light and Stone is a keeper. I kept this CD playing all weekend. Ped…
I listened to three cuts off Tony Adamo's new CD A Simple Groove. "Ecstasy," "Passport," and "No Strings Attached," are all a call to seduction, but the passion has a lonel…
Boney's done it again! He's hit another home run with his new CD, Ride, which is as silkiest and most soulful yet. Saxophonist Boney James has always considered himself as …
I've been listening to Paul Taylor since his days with Keiko Matsui, and he just keeps getting better and better. Seductive urban-styled sax melodies define Taylor's music.…
On the newest CD release X-ray by the Italian trombonist Gianluca Petrella, one hears strong reverberation of the avant-garde sounds of Ornette Coleman, Charles Ming…

I have been a fan of Alex Bugnon's, since his debut album "Love Season," released in 1989; so I was very excited to get his seventh CD "Soul Purpose". I could listen to" Ye…

Instinct Records has brought together an exceptional compilation of contemporary jazz in a sweet package of three CD’s, that have been organized by mood. It’s called This i…
When Joyce Cooling’s Third Wish CD came in the mail, I was excited from the moment I got it in my hot little hands. I unwrapped the cellophane like it was Christmas. Joyce …