JOSÉ JAMES

Vocal Jazz / RnB • United States
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A jazz artist for the hip-hop generation, José James has showcased his rich and graceful baritone voice through a series of unpredictable projects that have also blurred the lines between traditional and contemporary jazz, soul, funk, house, and rock, among other genres. While James has cited John Coltrane, Marvin Gaye, and Billie Holiday among his main influences, his sound on early 12" singles and in live performances brought to mind such icons of '70s soul-jazz as Terry Callier and Gil Scott-Heron, albeit with a distinctive update of those artists' fluid crossover approach. James made his album debut with The Dreamer (2008), which incorporated material by jazz giant Rahsaan Roland Kirk and poetic rappers Freestyle Fellowship among James' numerous originals. Cross-generational references typified James' subsequent recordings, whether he was supported by producers Flying Lotus and Moodymann on Blackmagic (2010), accompanied by only pianist Jef Neve on For All We Know (2010), read more...
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JOSÉ JAMES The Dreamer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Dreamer
Vocal Jazz 2008
JOSÉ JAMES Blackmagic album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blackmagic
Vocal Jazz 2010
JOSÉ JAMES José James, Jef Neve ‎: For All We Know album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
José James, Jef Neve ‎: For All We Know
Vocal Jazz 2010
JOSÉ JAMES No Begining No End album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
No Begining No End
Vocal Jazz 2012
JOSÉ JAMES While You Were Sleeping album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
While You Were Sleeping
RnB 2014
JOSÉ JAMES Yesterday I Had the Blues : Music of Billie Holiday album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yesterday I Had the Blues : Music of Billie Holiday
Vocal Jazz 2015
JOSÉ JAMES Love In A Time Of Madness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love In A Time Of Madness
RnB 2017
JOSÉ JAMES Lean On Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lean On Me
RnB 2018
JOSÉ JAMES No Beginning No End 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Beginning No End 2
RnB 2020

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JOSÉ JAMES The Dreamer For Club Lovers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Dreamer For Club Lovers
Vocal Jazz 2008

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