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R.J. Temple

I've played with just about every heavy hitter in Chicago.I am also a composer and I only record my compositions or those by a fellow band mate or musician. I coined the phrase 'contemporary-Bop'. I am reissueing next stop jazzonia (originally recorded in 1998) with 7 original bonus tracks. I am starting my own label in December. Not a small label but one that will compete with some of the mid -sized major labels. The focus will be on Jazz, alternative, world and r&b. I composed the title track for my CD Next Stop Jazzonia In 1996. That track is called Jazzonia. At the time my management team thought that I was crazy to have a ballad as a title track

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R. J. Temple: Next Stop: Jazzonia

Read "Next Stop: Jazzonia" reviewed by Eric Saidel

R. J. Temple is a young Jazz musician, coming to Jazz guitar by way of first punk rock and then R&B. But you wouldn't know that he has such a varied background from listening to his cd. He sounds like he's been listening to Jazz guitarists since before he was born (he sounds like Jazz guitarists ...


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