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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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  •  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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  • 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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Concord Records continues to build its Instant Party series with one of the label’s musicians whose very presence on a bandstand creates an instant party, no matter …
Back in 2001 (has it really been that long already?), bassist Charlie Haden released Nocturne, his finest album since 1992’s Haunted Heart. With a mostly Cuba…
With an amalgam of his totally consummate choice of jazz musicians, jazz pianist Luis Perdomo embarks on his take of the world of Latin & bebop. Luis & his group perform wi…
Cuban born drummer Dafnis Prieto displays his wonderful Latin culture with his debut CD project, 'About The Monks.' Prieto & his sidemen, compel us to 'drink in' their musi…
I can think of no better preparation for a Jazz pianist than the study of Drums, after all piano is a percussion instrument. Drummer Jeno Somlai began seriously studying th…
If you are a Poncho Sanchez fan, you will want to get a copy of this DVD. This DVD was recorded live at Montreux. One hour and twenty minutes of great Latin jazz performanc…
Coinciding with the unabated expansion of Latin music’s popularity within the United States, Mambo Maniacs Records, a small label based in New Jersey dedicated to the highe…
Monty Alexander is always a delight to listen to. His piano stylings and techniques place him at the front of contemporary jazz pianists. This very nice collection feat…
A memorable encounter with the musical genius Nestor Torres and his enchanting jazz flute music make this an enjoyable listening experience. This is a CD collection you wil…
As I listened to "While the Music Lasts" by Jesse Harris and the Ferdinandos, I was taken to another place where the world is black and white and on a hot humid day, someon…