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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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  •  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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  • 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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In an age where Jazz musicians make records, they often concentrate on technical skills and forget how fun a tune can be making a sincere, soulful statement, like how they …
Joe Chambers, a drummer/composer associated with many of the late 60s classic Blue Note albums (especially those under Bobby Hutcherson's leadership), has not been heard fr…
From the opening flute and trumpet-funnelled-through-a-vacuum cleaner pipe notes of "chez la coiffeuse ($8 haircut)" this disc immediately registers in the listener's ears …
Cathi Walkup has an unusual voice which is full of vitality and feeling, and on this jazz outing, her talents are showcased to excellent advantage! Backed by a fine group w…
Gregg Stafford is, at 45, one of the younger New Orleans revivalists on the scene today. Gregg took over the lead of Danny Barker's Jazz Hounds after Barker's passing and i…
ECM brings us another exquisite offering from a typically (for them) disparate group of players. Whereas some ECM releases can come off as a bit cool (in the "detached" sen…
This new CD by British trombonist Geoff Cole is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Geoff and his little band play 17 Fats Waller specialties including some of his best…
Andreas Baer hails from Switzerland, where he studied classical piano before he became interested in jazz. Baer cites Oscar Peterson and Monty Alexander as primary influ…
A friend on mine gave me this CD to play on my new CD player in my car. I played it just once,and after that I was hooked on some fine relaxing pop/jazz music. My wife aske…
This is the most unbelievable song I've ever heard! It's melody, it's lyrics is marvellous, I find more and more beauty while listening. For me it's Franks' greatest song. …