José James - The Dreamer (2008) [Soul Jazz / Vocal Jazz]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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José James - The Dreamer (2008) [Soul Jazz / Vocal Jazz]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 04 Mar 2016, 16:10

Artist: José James
Album: The Dreamer
Genre: Soul Jazz / Vocal Jazz
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Released: 2008
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
  1. The Dreamer (7:05)
  2. Velvet (4:01)
  3. Blackeyedsusan (4:57)
  4. Park Bench People (6:03)
  5. Spirits Up Above (5:01)
  6. Nola (3:56)
  7. Red (5:16)
  8. Winter Wind (7:07)
  9. Desire (7:29)
  10. Love (5:24)


On the debut album from New York New School vocalist Jose James, he makes a move toward a new era of jazz vocals. While jazz elements have been making their way into underground hip-hop for years, James turns the other direction. He sings contemporary jazz with a strong sense of respect for the classics, but quietly puts hip-hop instrumentation behind his vocals, and multi-tracks himself for accentuation. James is in the midst of creating an entirely modern approach to jazz singing here over a set of originals with a few covers thrown in (the highlight being Rahsaan Roland Kirk's "Spirits Up Above").

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