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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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  • 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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  • 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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O, when will this Myra Melford gal be acknowledged as one of jazz's here-and-now treasures, as a pianist, composer, and bandleader? Yes, it's an unfair world in which we…
The new CD entitled Crocus, released independently by Duane Andrews in 2006, is a well-produced mix of songs in a Gypsy Jazz style. The CD starts off with an An…
Mandolin masters Chris Thile and Mike Marshall share their talent and abundant spontaneous wit in a live concert/recital setting on Live Duets. These two performe…
Royce Campbell has had an impressive career with his guitar. He has toured the world and played with many of very best guitarists in jazz. He had a nineteen year gig as …
There are a number of impressive guitarists courageous enough to tackle flamenco. Few are as convincing and awe inspiring as Roger Scannura. Encore is a sampler f…

If you’re a fan of guitar and classic swing music, then the new CD by Harri Stojka is just what your looking for. Though a few of the songs seem a little redundant, "A Trib…

The John Davison Trio is a british trio with an interesting format. This trio is a sax, guitar, bass trio in the gypsy jazz style. And strangely enough, it's led by the …
Kelly Lancaster is a musician who takes in inspiration from many different places. Some of his inspirational figures that he cites are: Emily Remler, Django Reinhardt, D…
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