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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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  • 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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  • 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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Agent K aka Kaidi Tatham did a good job on his new CD "Feed The Cat", however it just wasn’t good enough to make me want to listen to it repetitively. I do have to say a co…
Infused with vocal clips and political intrigue, Depth Perception by Eleven Eyes is a voyage of acid discovery. This is music for now with rhythms of the streets, melodies …
The Bird Up CD is credited to a collective entity known as "The Charlie Parker Remix Project.... " Well, how provocative is that? The answer, I suppose, depends on h…
Ever since their first release From Manhattan to Staten, the group Down to the Bone has been the innovator in mixing urban grooves with smooth jazz. Their newest rel…
Otis Jackson Jr. (aka "Madlib") has concocted an intoxicating mix of classic Blue Note material and truly put his own stamp on it. Just like the title suggests, Madlib has …
If Bump was the ride in the new Volkswagen bug and Uberjam was the red carpet, Up All Night is definitely the main event. Sco’s second album with this lineup …
If anything is evident in each Charlie Hunter album, it’s that this guy listens to a lot of music. I’d pay good money to not only get in his mind (of which he appears to ha…
G.B.: alto & soprano saxophones, vocals; Hubert Eaves: piano; Stafford James: bass; Howard King: drums.review: Looking back, were the early 1970s really all that bad…
Every once in a while, I come across a piece of music that defies my ability to classify in the purest sense of jazz. 'Circle of the Sun' on the Beave Music Label is…
Monolith by Enders Room is the brainchild of German tenor saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Johannes Enders. An ambitious mix of jazz, electronica and spoken word, "Mon…