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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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  • 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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I love all of Nelson Rangell's CDs. Nelson is the most magical musician that I have ever listened to. Nelson needs more recognition than he gets.…
I think that Doc Powell is one of the most talented musician's today. His music is always fresh and on the cutting edge. He takes smooth jazz to the level it should be on..…
This disc is the best example of the finest in smooth jazz guitar. Joyce's playing, vocals, arranging are impeccable. The sound quality is superb. If you're a jazz guitar l…
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I hate hyping myself, so I'll quote Gene Seymour's 4/7 review in New York NEWSDAY. Seymour describes it as ...an engrossing, often unsettling mix that's too seamless to be …
I just heard and bought (at retail - close friends know what this means) To Ella With Love by Ann Hampton Calloway (3 great names for a jazz singer!) and it completely blew…
Miles Davis is remixed in the original spirit with an emphasis on some of the spacier and funkier aspects, and some ambient stuff linking together different sections. Mixes…
Sorry this is not a real review, just a recommendation of several new CD's. I'm a jazz nut and purchase jazz CD's almost every week. I probably spend way to much money on t…
Keith Jarrett is one of the most exciting artists in modern jazz today, effortlessly combining his classical influences into his jazz playing, covering everything from Shos…
Blue Patches is the solo CD by Michael Patches Stewart. It's a collection of jazz standards but Patches has made them sound right for the 90's.This CD is so smooth that fri…