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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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October 28, 1999 will go down in jazz organ history as one of the most electrifying nights on record. That was the night Joey Defrancesco and the grand master of the Hammon…
When I picked up this brand new release(June,2000), I learned veryquickly that Jeff Golub is one of those musicians who don't just makeCD's to build his discography. He jus…
I was excited when I heard Keely had a new CD...rushed to the store to buy it. Keely is one my favorite vocalist. I was very much impressed that she still has good pipes. T…
Terrific CD by Indian Guitarist Amit Heri. It combines Indian Classical music with western Jazz harmonies,unusual time signatures[ranging from 11/4 to 5/4 to 7/4]. It was r…
As most smooth jazz fans know, Fattburger has been around a good number of years and have produced consistently pleasant CD's.Fattburger.Com. is a gem. It's slick, funky, j…
This is a "new," more mature Joni Mitchell. But her old fans won't be disappointed in her latest spin on "Both Sides Now." Accompanied by a full orchestra with such standou…
Artt Franke,Chet Baker's drummer for over 20 years has discovered a new talent straight out of Kansas City. His name is Chris Clarke and I feel this guy is going to be a ho…
This is Paul Taylor at his best. His last release, Pleasure Seeker, was absolutely slamming, and I was wondering how could he top that, and he did. The cuts on his newest r…
The Stan Getz Quartet with Chet Baker Quintessence-Volume Two Concord Jazz CCD 4858-2 I've waited a year for Volume Two, the second half of a rare 1983 meeting of these two…
Over the past five (5) years, we have heard Brian Culbertson, Roger Smith, JEFF LORBER, and other keyboard players come out with very good CD's and songs. However, somewher…