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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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  •  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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Marking his Owl Studio debut in 2008 with Ride to the Other Side, Derrick Gardner has stoked the flames and fired up his fan base, whetting the appetite for his newe…
Blue Note Records is commemorating the label’s 70th Anniversary in 2009 with the release of Mosaic: A Celebration Of Blue Note Records, an eight-song collection of c…
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Sometimes a creative notion take a long, frustrating and winding path to completion, but sometimes the end result turns out to be even better than originally anticipated…
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Recorded on September 10, 2008 at the ACT Jazz And Friendship Festival at Schloss Elmau, Joachim Kühn & Michael Wollny Live at Schloss Elmau (Piano Works IX) answ…
Stickadiboom is the second CD and Zoho debut from jazz bassist/composer Steve Haines and his quintet, who are best known for their classic New York-style hard-bop…
In the nineteenth installment of their Swiss Radio Days series, TCB Music showcases the Count Basie Orchestra in their 1956 live recording from a concert in Basel, Switz…
Reviewing his previous recording, Action: Reaction, from 2006, I referred to Steve Herberman as a "guitarist's guitarist," and cited enthusiastic endorsements from f…