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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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  •  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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Recorded at the Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club in Vancouver, Canada on May 8th, 2004 this recording of the Chad Makela Quartet proves that you can turn a flicker into a…
A very interesting version of Take Five. Coming in at over 8 minutes, pianist Phillip Strange plays both Brubeck and Desmond with Larry Marshall on drums playin…
Swedish guitarist Andreas Pettersson has always had a need for speed. It was his calling card as a young player in the Visby Big Band and since heading out on his own as a …
Here’s a rather refreshing, easy listening jazz project offered up by an impressive trio, which includes New York keyboardist, Billy Mitchell, bassist (and drum programm…
Guitarist Earl Klugh is one of the last unsung emissaries of modern jazz. For more than thirty years, Earl has adopted a posture that has allowed him to survive t…
As of this writing, Chico Hamilton - drummer, composer, bandleader - is still going strong. As of this writer, Mr. H is one of the most underrated jazz …
Laced with the sounds of Monk, Coltrane, Shorter, and others like them, alone, would make for an interesting instrumental spin. However, add the original experiments of …
For more than 25 years, Hiroshima has followed a long-standing tradition of excellence by combining traditional Asian stylized music with R&B and jazz in a contemporary …
Gone but not forgotten, the late and great tenor sax man Dexter Gordon makes a comeback of sorts in a reissue of a 1955 Bethlehem Records classic recording of the Dexter…
There is always so much more to music than meets the eye. Jerry Donato’s new release It’s A Cool Heat is a labor of love and respect for his past. Donato is a m…