The voice of José James...
Since he showed up on the international scene a few years ago vocalist José James has consistently amazed everyone with his combination of soul, soultronica, hip-hop, spoken word, jazz & mod jazz. Using his musical mentors John Coltrane, Marvin Gaye and Billie Holiday as compasses. Blessed with a warm, rich & smooth baritone voice that the listener can identify the same way one can hear the charisma in the voices of Bill Withers, Nat King Cole, Marvin Gaye, Terry Callier or any of the great ones... That is the voice of José James!!
The selecion below is made with songs from various releases, releases from the past couple of years and fresh ones.
It's a selection that takes you on a trip with the voice of José, a trip that takes you from Brooklyn, New York over the Pacific to Tokyo and over the Atlantic and the collaborations with people from the music scenes of Bari, Helsinki, Berlin and London...
1 Love, enjoy!
01/ Detroit loveletter - José James (Brownswood)
02/ I don't know why (I just do) - Chico Hamilton feat José James (Joyous Shout)
03/ Promise in Love - DJ MITSU THE BEATS feat José James (Jazzy sport)
04/ The more I look at you - Timo Lassy feat José James (Ricky-Tick)
05/ Love - José James (Brownswood)
06/ Gimme something true - Basement Jaxx feat José James (Ultra)
07/ The nubian queens - Nicola Conte feat José james (Schema)
08/ Beauty - José James (Brownswood)
09/ Autumn in New York - José james & Jef Neve (Verve)
10/ Like leaves in the wind - Nicola Conte feat José James (Schema)
11/ Little bird - Jazzanova feat José James (Verve)