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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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    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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  • 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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Perennial guitar god Allan Holdsworth and gifted keyboardist Alan Pasqua were key members of late, great polyrhythmic drummer Tony Williams’ New Lifetime quartet and ass…
The Odd Get EvenThe Odd Get Even is a Funk/Jazz fusion collaboration between keyboardist, composer Bill Cornish and drummer Bill Ray. The album starts with a funky track…
Guitarist Gene Segal's debut recording Hypnotic is an appealing melange of contemporary jazz-funk á la John Scofield and Medeski Martin & Wood, no…
This is the fourth release from Israeli-born New Yorker Oz Noy, who began his musical career in his teens and by age 16 had already performed with some of Israel’s most …
Composer, performer and producer Stevan Pasero is sometimes referred to as one of the music world’s best kept secrets, although he is recognized worldwide for his finger…
David Murray’s The Devil Tried to Kill Me is joyous jazz fusion, with influences ranging from West African to creole to funk. Anchoring the numbers is the insinuatin…
Champaign, Illinois native, guitarist and composer Jake Hertzog is musical director and lead guitarist for Nickelodeon's The Naked Brothers Band stars Nat and Alex Wolff…
Hope and Destruction is a completely surprising CD, but not for the reasons you might think. The surprise isn't that Hope and Destruction is comprised larg…
With his second CD, violinist Mads Tolling conveys the connection between music and sports along with bassist Stanley Clarke, pianist Russell Ferrante and vibist Stefon …
Led by the Austrian-born multi-keyboardist Walter Fischbacher, Phishbacher - the group - slips between the worlds of funky fusion, straight ahead jazz, and R&B flavored jam…