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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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  • 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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  • 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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With the motion picture DeLovely, there has been a definitive resurgence in the interest of the life and music of Cole Porter. Porter was one of the greatest song…
Just imagine a trumpet, some kick-butt drums, electric guitar, organ, some violins, a DJ scratching to a hip-hop beat of about 94 bpms's, and you'll have an image in you…
Whenever I get a new jazz CD of any kind to review, I usually have to be ready for something that can only come from the "intuitive creative spirit that comes from withi…
The sound--Sons of Armageddon states it is 'not' a metal band. They describe their sound as 'post-apocalyptic electro-jazz' for the pre-apocalyptic listener. This group …
It’s a mistake to believe just because music has elements of improvisation, or even has large improvised sections within its structure, it can be called jazz. Certainly nob…
This collection of ten songs, all minimal grooves, is all organized around the bass playing of Satiesh Mathoera. Two turntablists, DJ Eniless and DJ Git Hyper, cooperate in…
Lomo’s debut album has a very unique sound to it, however it wasn’t enough to keep me listening past two maybe three tracks. The sound was unique but all of the tracks were…
The Strike Boys’ (Tommy Yamaha and Martin Kaisa) website simply shows a pre-New Years Day type counter, presumably indicating the time remaining till this release is…
Okay. I demand to know why the producers of the remake of the movie "Shaft" did not use Eleven Eyes to do the majority of their soundtrack. This album is so funky that othe…
Bedroom Communities 02. Relounge’ is a compilation presented by Kriztal Entertainment and compiled and mixed by Torsten Martens aka Monophonic. The literature describes th…