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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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  • 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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Sheer loveliness, Italian-born vocalist/goddess Marth J has the dulcet pitch of Petula Clark, the bedroomy-eye timbres of Lena Horne, and the exquisite nuances reminisce…
Somehow it just doesn’t seem right. Trumpet fusion master Mark Isham, known to most as a Hollywood film scorer for so many movies and television shows, it just doesn’t s…
Here, three Swedish improvisers abide by the manifesto, that "each sound has its own narrative" via the acoustic-electric format. Recorded at the Academy of Music and Dr…
There is no mistaking the fact, Wynton Marsalis may very well, heck, he is, the greatest jazz composer following the era of Duke Ellington. Marsalis has an ear for construc…
Composer-saxophonist-educator and Oregon born Tim O’Dell earned Bachelor’s and Doctoral degrees in music from the University of Iowa, as well as a Master’s in Music degr…
Vocalist Jennifer Lee treats audiences to a sun-filled repertoire of American standards, Brazilian classics and three original compositions written by Lee on her latest …
The footage brings to life Charles Mingus’ historic premier of his large-scale "Epitaph" opus, discovered after his death in 1979, and performed at Lincoln Center on Jun…
Trombones ring loud and clear during this hybrid, live-studio date. Leading a large ensemble, top-flight bone-man Tom Brantley launches a vibrant modern mainstream gala,…
Susie Meissner’s vocals have an operatic beading and billowy lifts as she courses through a docket of vintage swing-jazz tunes on her latest release, I’ll Remember Ap…
The Kevin Hays Trio gives a stunning, satisfying collection of performances with their CD collection, You've Got A Friend. This is the type of jazz trio work th…