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Boney James: futuresoul

Retro-soul meets new-school production on Boney James’ futuresoul. The contemporary jazz saxophonist built a highly successful career on a sound deeply rooted in R&B, and his credentials in that arena are impeccable. Heavily influenced by the likes of Grover Washington Jr., the Stylistics and Earth, Wind and Fire, James started his career as a sideman … Read More “Boney James: futuresoul”

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Boney James: The Beat

On his 14th album, Boney James demonstrates how working within a familiar range need not be limiting. He doesn’t deviate much from the R&B-inflected saxophone sound that made him one of smooth jazz’s most popular artists, but he places it in a variety of settings both classic and contemporary. James opens with a cover of … Read More “Boney James: The Beat”

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Boney James: Contact

Saxophonist Boney James returns with his first CD of all-new music since 2006’s Shine. James has always leaned toward the R&B side of instrumental music, and he’s cleverly expanded his base by inviting new and seasoned vocalists to his projects. Contact continues that formula. The vocal tracks here are what his fans have come to … Read More “Boney James: Contact”

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