NU_OPEN
 

FEATURED INTERVIEWS

  • 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…
    Read more...
  •  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…
    Read more...
  • 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…
    Read more...
  • Kem Owens
    Written by
    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…
    Read more...
MORE INTERVIEWS
One way to perpetuate an important tradition is to concentrate on the way it was back-when and strive to keep it like it was (an idealized golden age), another is to bui…
Telephone Game by singer, songwriter and guitarist Kate Schutt is a quality recording and a good listening experience. The music crosses over into many different sty…
One of the most pleasant developments of the past decade in jazz is its renewed embrace of ethnic and folk musics of various types. Included in this newly expanded musical …
The Brandqvist/Bengmark Quartet make music that bridges jazz with traditional Swedish-folk, displaying similar features to the melodic textures and harmonic forms of the…
The Daniel Bennett Group consists of saxophonist Daniel Bennett, guitarist Brant Grieshaber and percussionist Sean Jefferson. Together, the three Boston-area musicians perf…
The Klez Dispensers are a highly entertaining band who play intelligent, exuberant party music that stands at the crossroads between the classic Klezmer sounds of artists s…
Some albums are good to listen to while you go for an evening walk, others are good for a long drive or to hum along to while you are having a drink at your favorite bar…
Fred Katz is best known to jazz fans as the cellist in Chico Hamilton’s late 50s quintets -- some of which featured future stars Jim Hall and Buddy Colette. He was also …
Guitarist Joel Harrison is a jazz musician of the generation(s) for which non-jazz inspirations are not anathema -- or, to put it far more simply, he's no elitist snob. …
Diana Z is a delightful folky, and somewhat Celtic influenced (ie: Sinead O’Connor) singer/songwriter/guitarist who this writer has had…