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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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  • 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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Being a Woody Herman fan I eagerly awaited my copy of this two CD set from Verve. IT'S A DISASTER.If there is an award for the worst re-mastering job on CD then this…
This CD features Dan Rose on guitar, Peter Madsen, Piano, Peter Warren, Bass and Victor Lewis, Drums. All songs are original compositions by Rose, (this is his second relea…
Dave's band GOOSE released its first CD on December 9 1999 at The Planet, Pirie Street, Adelaide, South Australia, capital city of South Australia, population 1 million plu…
It is uncommon for a "jazz" album to come from a label like the U.K's Ninja Tune, but times are changing: enter the Cinematic Orchestra. The album, "Motion" written and pro…
This quintessential jazzy vocal/instrumental group swings better with every new CD. The easily recognized Four Freshmen style of vocal harmony as displayed here along with …
I recently bought this CD at amazon.com.I was surprised to see that 2 of the cuts were trombone features - since I am also a trombonist. The features, played by Philip Jone…
These two trombonists are absolutely fantastic!! They are the Contemporary version of "Jay and Kai". I had the opportunity to play trombone with Bill Reichenbach when he wa…
Jazz, with a taste of Texas. This offering from Austin-based guitarist (and former Marilyn Scott sideman) Ray MacCarty delivers the goods: versatility, solid chops, and an …
Kim Waters....One Special Moment,....Where do i begin. Well, if you are a Kim fan, you are probably used to his mellow seductive soprano sax, that is famous for making many…
When you think of jazz guitar players,.....Norman Brown, George Benson, Paul Jackson, Jr. etc....normally pop up first. In most cases, they are the standard. However, Dwigh…