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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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  • 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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Tino Derado has assembled a multi-national ensemble for his third release on his own Perun Records. The music is a refreshing change of pace from so much of what is release…
Bobby Sanabria, an alumnus of Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nation Orchestra--not to mention, many more high-profile bands like Tito Puente’s or Mongo Santamaria’s--has retained…
Angel David Mattos is a well-schooled Jazz artist. He graduated from Escuela Libre de Musica in San Juan Puerto Rico. He continued his studies at the University of Illinois…
The cover of Señor Kroon suggests quite a bit about the music that the CD contains. First of all, there is Steven Kroon, percussionist, dressed in tans and browns, t…
Mas Cabeza is a lively Latin jazz group that delights with its nimble approach and clever handling of jazz motifs. With 9 songs on the CD collection, the listening audience…
Mezcla has been called Cuba’s premier Fusion Band and in fact their name means "Mixture". They first gained notoriety when Carlos Santana joined the fight with members of c…
What impressed me immediately about the group El Eco led by composer/drummer Guillermo Nojechowicz is its vigor and harmonic approaches to jazz motifs that incorporate Lati…
Jazz vocalist and composer Mili Bermejo embraces her Argentinean roots on her fifth jazz release, "Pienso el Sur."Born in Buenos Aires, Bermejo was raised in Mexico. She…
I have always been a fan of the music performed by Poncho Sanchez. He is a musician that continues to endure and create with much verve and style, and his music is always e…
Philip Hernandez is a true Broadway star, having played both the antagonist and protagonist in the long running Les Miserables and with credits also including Capeman and K…