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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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  • 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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  • 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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It is always good to hear Eddie Palmieri's piano musings, and once again, his superb performances come to the listening audience in his CD release, LA PERFECTA II. The coll…
What a wonderful listening treat to have a 2CD set of Tito Puente, which includes his important albums OUT OF THIS WORLD and MAMBO OF THE TIMES. If you enjoy the music of t…
If you like Latin jazz, you will enjoy the collection titled LAS PALMAS COLLECTIVES. Lively, full of verve, enjoyable motifs, and filled with a sense of joy, this collectio…
It took Eddie Palmieri a long time to agree to record his La Perfecta band again. After all, the group hadn’t recorded since the 1960’s, and Palmieri felt that he couldn’t …
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Joseph Diamond is back with a new collection of original Latin-tinged jazz compositions that will blow the socks off the listening audience with new sounds and lively enter…