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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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  • 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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I found this song on MP3.com while surfing for Jazz music. You should check it out. The name Arie Selma was new to me, but the song I have downloaded sounded like top . I t…
I THINK THE WHOLE CD IS EXCELLENT. HER STYLE IS SO WONDERFUL AND THE WAY SHE SINGS IS LIKE GREAT MUSICANS LIKE MONK OR MILES AS FAR AS THE WAY SHE USES SPACE AND TIME. SHE …
This CD is a must for any collection. If you like Incognito, Count Basic, and the Heavies.....you will absolutly love this one. PHAT BASS LINES, funky horns,...and nasty tr…
If the genius of jazz musicians is judged by how they make the complexity of their music accessible to an audience, then the members of the jazz/rock/funk trio the Living D…
I believe it is the first Korean Jazz CD by a group of professional jazz musicians. Lee, Jung-Sik not just plays sax but also arranged the whole songs except track 7. Of 11…
Lou Mecca is back- from the liner Notes- " Bridging the Gap" - put me in mind of the Best Johnny Smith and Tal Farlow recordings. Lou has it all covered.…
GYPSY AND RENO, AWESOME JAZZ VOCALS WITH EXQUISITE ARRANGEMENTS BY RENO LEGRANDE. MISTY IS A BRAND NEW, UNEXPECTED SWINING VERSION.. RIPS...DANCABLE. NEVER DONE QUITE LIKE …
This cd reminds me of the old time, long gone divas... gypsy sings " cry me a river" with jazz stylings of pure jazz root. the song begins with a plaintive question: " now.…
New on the jazz scene. gypsy eden and reno lagrande. gypsy has a blue-eyed -soul velvet voice, that is the true ' root of jazz vocals" beyoond smooth, she transports the li…
The CD is interesting and diverse, but not too demanding for the average jazz listener. The collection of songs on this CD spans many styles, from standards like "Autumn Le…