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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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  • 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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Young Swedish jazz guitarist and Berklee School of Music grad Bjorn Wennas, focuses more on compositional form tinged with a purposeful outlook during his sophomore effo…
The listening experience of this first ArtistShare recording is quite wonderful. Bloom’s leads on soprano sax are jewel-like. Her playing transports me to a heavenly pla…
There’s certainly room for quirk and humor in Jazz. Those who push the envelope, experiment, and color outside the standard rhythm section and horns formula have a history,…
This outing documents the wonderful Belgian progressive-rock quintet’s first USA tour, recorded back in 1998. Featuring American, Dave Kerman on drums and led by guitari…
Machine and the Synergetic Nuts were founded in late 1997 by prominent Japanese musicians: drummer Sudoh Toshiaki and keyboard player Iwata Noriya. Saxophonist Masahide ‘Ma…
Rachel Z, despite or maybe as a result of her jazz chops, has always been searching for more than improvisational variations on the tried-and-true standards, even though sh…
Since the early ‘90s, pianist Phil Markowitz has been recording and performing with sax titan David Liebman amid other stints. Yet at the end of the day, it becomes quit…
Besides the fact that Keith Jarrett recorded these solo piano pieces live in front of Japanese fans, he seemingly displays a sense of oneness with himself. Therefore, he…
Mid-Western USA reared trumpet ace Russ Johnson and the producers’ mention that this is all about American made jazz music. Alternatively, Johnson and…
Vijay Iyer's Reimagining is a fine album and one of the biggest releases yet from the revitalized Savoy Jazz label. Savoy has brought out discs from several dis…