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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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  • 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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There can be no dispute individually clarinetist/bass clarinetist Andy Biskin and his accompanying duo are all musical artists of the highest caliber. Texas raised Biski…
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Japanese pianist/composer Taeko Kunishima brings forth a musical melding of Asian exoticism, European romanticism, and American swing on her latest release for 33 Jazz, …
Featuring a powerhouse New York City band, Slovenian progressive jazz guitarist Samo Salamon pursues disparate angles and levels of intensity here. Consequently, his blo…
Based in Wisconsin, Kopecky consists of three brothers who have forged a distinctive and convincing alloy of metal, instrumental progressive rock, and any number of sub-…
Karcius is a young Canadian band whose music straddles the wide chasm between two misunderstood and marginal sub-genres: progressive rock and fusion. Despite their super…
If this outing was released in the ‘70s, it more than likely would have raised a few eyebrows. With Steve Rush’s use of a Fender Rhodes and analog moog synths, the trio …
Katahdin's Edge takes its name from Mount Katahdin (ka TAH din) in the state of Maine, and the foot trail that runs along its top called The Knife's Edge. It is a perfect m…
This Madison, WI., quintet describes its music as "Emergency Rock" via a commingling of electro-acoustic tone poems engineered upon layered passages, blistering e-guitar…
Multi-reedman and adventurous composer/arranger Dan Willis would seemingly spread himself thin within modern jazz circles. An active participant in New York’s Broadway c…