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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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  •  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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  • 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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Israel-born guitarist Eyal Maoz pulls many tricks out of his bag for his second release on Tzadik Records. With traditional Jewish music underpinnings here and there, th…
Joe Morris picks up his electric guitar for this multifaceted progressive-jazz endeavor, while switch-hitting as a bassist in recent years. He gained prominence via his …
When the first notes of Prospice hit, you know these guys have something to say, and they’re gonna sing it loud and proud. The Wings of Fire Orchestra’s second release, …
Finnish-born pianist/composer Mika Pohjola has been touted as one of the most significant Scandinavian musicians of his generation. The Helsinki native, who has resided …
This Naples, Italy based septet derives its group moniker from a popular Slavic brandy, that perhaps corresponds to its exquisite fusion of jazz-rock, prog-rock, Middle …
Colin Riley was the Associate Composer for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in the mid 1990’s and is a driving force in Britain’s contemporary classical impetus, but i…
With his Bad Touch band, saxophonist Loren Stillman purveys polytonal attributes, and largely dappled with textural mechanisms, for what equates to a cohesive and…
Woodwind ace and exploratory composer Louis Sclavis sports a superior musical identity. The Frenchman has gotten his hands into a little of everything over the years, wh…
This vibrant Seattle-based quintet abides by a rather distinctive group-centric sound that draws upon the musicians’ influences, spanning electronics, jazz, jazz-fusion,…
This all-world jazz quartet led by British sax great John Surman, rings like a new meeting with old friends. Surman, guitarist John Abercrombie and drummer Jack DeJohnette …