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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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  • 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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  • 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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Bassist Harvie S is experiencing a joy that precious few jazz musicians have felt with any regularity in recent decades. The music he and his group make satisfies fans on s…
Only five years after her first professional performance, Boston newspapers were complimenting Tierney Sutton with comparisons to the great Ella Fitzgerald. For most, the u…
With a plethora of Grammy awards and other accolades under their collective belt, The Manhattan Transfer scores yet another winner with their new release, Vibrate.
There’s something about the Coltrane name that lets you know you’re in for something special. A bit otherworldly, perhaps, but special nonetheless.Alice Coltrane, collab…
From the first note, the Bob Mintzer Big Band swings with a groove that’s sure to make the listener wish he were there for the live performance.Live at MCG with Speci…
When one hears Harvey Mason as one of the contemporary jazz supergroup Fourplay, when doesn’t hear him at his best.It’s a whole different story when he’s on his own, as …
Accentuate the Positive, Al Jarreau’s latest CD and his third with the GRP label, is exactly what the title implies: a positively good time by one of the world’s pre…
McCoy Tyner’s newest release, Illuminations, unites the renowned jazz pianist with some fine sidemen, including Terence Blanchard and Christian McBride. Completin…
Doc Powell and his all-star cast of guest musicians gets you into the groove right away on his new album, Cool Like That, and he never lets up.The album opens with <…
One of the beautiful things about jazz is that it comes at you from many different angles and in many different forms.Beyond Brooklyn, the angle presented by jazz…
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