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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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  •  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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Tracings is the latest CD by saxophonist Mike Tracy. It’s a fine recording of Brazilian-inspired jazz played by a great group of musicians. The core band consists of Tracy …
The press release accompanying Carlos Henrique Pereira’s first American release claims that "the balance between [his] opposite inspirations (of his native Brazil and curre…
Born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais in 1949, Nelson Angelo is acclaimed as one of Brazil's greatest sidemen, having played for over thirty-five years. You can never be sur…
Airto Moreira has been one of the premier percussionists in jazz since he arrived from Brazil and came to prominence with Miles Davis, helped found Weather Report, a…
Sixteen recordings from piano virtuoso Eliane Elias have been assembled in this enjoyable collection.An artist who uniquely bridges classical and jazz music, Elias has a…
SERENATA is a beautiful, hauntingly romantic collection of Brazilian jazz compositions by Hermeto Pascoal. Performed by Jovino Santos Neto on piano and Mike Marshall on gui…
INVERSE UNIVERSE is an excellent CD collection, and an indepth look at contemporary jazz music and jazz vocals in Brazil. This is a topnotch CD, and the performances are me…
Peter Sprague brings us his project called Pass The Drum. This band project features Peter on guitar, with support from a full group of musicians andsome great voca…
Tania Maria is a living legend in Brazilian jazz. This 2 CD set showcases her fiery performances and intimate Brazilian moods. Disc one contains THE REAL TANIA MARIA: WILD!…
CANTO DO RIO is one of the finest collections of contemporary Brazilian jazz to come along in a long while, each song refreshingly original and performed with much verve. T…