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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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  • 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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Everytime i listen to this CD,...i can just picture Bob saying to Fourplay, "Alright....i'll take it from here". Have it? This whole CD is the beast!!!! We are talking vint…
Chuck Loeb has done it again.If you haven't heard this Cd, make it top on your list to do so. Chuck provides us with that funkiness (I do believe it's called "CHICKEN GREAS…
Brian is the man. He has done it again, with his smooth, yet very upbeat cool sound. This is a cd you could just put in the player, and leave it. Just leave it.…
I was so very happy to see that Marion Meadows is finally, finally getting his long overdue props!!!! I have been a fan of his for quite some time, and he was never played …
Everyone knows what a class act Ron Carter is,but in this album his main objective is to get across his love for Brazilian music. Well he accomplished that very nicely. He …
This Nat King Cole tribute is complete with the same makeup asNats original trio --guitar in place of drums. This is very nice for a change. John has a very pleasant voice …
This is a very unique album. Aside from Haden on bass (also doing one beautiful vocal), there is Alan Broadbent, Ernie Watts (playing exceptional tenor) and Larance Marable…
This release has alittle something for anyone with an interest in Contemporary Jazz. Jay Beckenstein is at his very best in "Silk and Satin" putting together an interesting…
While listening to my favorite radio station WBGO from NY (Newark actually) on the net (used to listen while I lived in NY) I heard Jon Faddis talk about this album. He sai…
Carol Sloane's exquisite choice of songs and deeply personal interpretations reflect her love and respect for Ellington's music. From the haunting string opening of the fir…