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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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Hailing from the Pacific northwest, this dual guitar led quintet hearkens memories of the early Grateful Dead style of jamming, amid a touch of progressive rock, jazz, Sout…
Germany’s DJ Matt, a.k.a. "Motorcitysoul," has concocted an electrified stew, marked by a tasty and to the point fusing of jazzy grooves, Brazilian tinged dance beats and m…
Billed as purveyors of "Funkatronic" rock, these four, very hip gents succeed at melding a party-type atmosphere with foot stomping grooves and melodic synth swashes. You c…
Combining jazz and "classical" or "serious" or whatever we call European Art music these days is by no means a new idea. Indeed, when I set out to document the phenomenon I…
Tomasz Stanko is arguably, Poland’s preeminent modern jazz trumpeter. As he selected these works spanning his prolific career with ECM Records, hearkening back to the ‘70s.…
ECM Records, Rarum motif is based upon the legacy of artists who have recorded as leaders or sidemen for the label. And of course, the track selections are left to t…
Ok, so this may not be a jazz group in its purest sense, (is Bill Frisell for that matter?) but New Orleans based Theresa Anderson's music is built from the same foundation…
Trumpeter/flugelhornist Franz Koglmann’s inventive fusions of classical stylizations and progressive jazz are a well-known entity. On this release - underscored by a ti…
Drummer George Schuller is a significant member of today’s progressive jazz scene. Whether performing as a sideman or leading his own projects, Schuller’s pen represents a …
She grew up on a farm in a small town in Sweden, while eventually becoming a band member for blues artist Anders Osborne in 1989. Since then, singer/songwriter/violinist Th…