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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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  • 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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  •  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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Mike Taylor was a British pianist-composer who died as a young man in 1969; in June 1973 Mike Taylor Remembered was recorded in London as a tribute album by a col…
A good time feel pervades this recording, a self-titled solo effort, piano and vocals, Micah Barnes with singing in a style somewhat reminiscent to the hard edged gr…
Guitar hero Richard Leo Johnson and Mahavishnu Project drummer/percussionist Greg Bendian create some magic via their use of cheap guitars and junky old instrumen…
Containing 33 original songs, Unified Folk Theory is a double disc set manufactured in the most environmentally friendly manner at the wind-powered studios of Eartho…
ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) is a 4-piece band from the San Francisco/Oakland area with equal parts of folk, jazz, pop, soul, funk, and roots music. They received m…
Money Mark (born Mark Ramos-Nishita) started his music profession performing with rap artists The Beastie Boys and folk-pop artists like Yoko Ono and Beck. In his second…
There is a timeless beauty within the melodies of Stephen Foster. Unfortunately, with the exception of "Old Folks At Home," contemporary jazz musicians have virtually ig…
The old saying you can’t judge a book by its cover certainly applies to the latest release by eclectic guitarist Bill Frisell on the Nonesuch label. The untitled …
The first thing you notice about the new Paul Berner CD Running Outside is how closely the packaging resembles a Pat Metheny project. A quick trip to his websit…
The first thing you notice about the new Paul Berner CD Running Outside is how closely the packaging resembles a Pat Metheny project. A quick trip to his websit…