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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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  • 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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  •  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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A lovely collection of folk jazz, Keren Ann sings softly each song and puts much sensitivity into the lyrics. This CD will have a wide appeal to a large audience. There…
One immediately senses Hofbauer's strong talent. He delivershis solo work with a smooth edged guitar style.......Delivering hisrenditions & solo work with melodic invention…
Wild Rice, the new duo release by guitarists Paul Bourdeau and Shane Simpson is an interesting CD. Bourdeau and Simpson (both exceptional players) play a fusion of jazz and…
The Days of Awe is an interesting project from bassist David Chevan with Frank London and the Afro-Semitic Experience. The CD's nine pieces are each prayers written …
The iconoclast Django Reinhardt’s bigger than life persona was unmatched only by his music. Gypsy guitar, or gypsy jazz, as it is equally identified, introduced a new jazz …
Sometimes a reviewer’s patience is richly rewarded, sifting through a bunch of discs on a regular basis, separating the dross from the decent and the gems.... however, this…
Three years in the making, K.J. Denhert’s "Girl Like Me" offers a satisfying blend of first-rate originals and some unexpected covers.Described on the CD as an urban fol…
This might sound like heavy baggage to heap upon a relatively ‘new’ name (he's not all that new, really -- EH's played w/ Cecil McBee, Charlie Kohlhase & James Moody), but …
What makes Deidre Rodman’s brand of mellow bebop stand apart/away from the pack is her tunes: they have an uncomplicated, folk-oriented simplicity & directness, a gentlenes…
I have to admit that I was tempted to send this recording back to the editors of jazzreview.com. I signed on to review jazz recordings and my initial response was that this…