Jose James is arguably the best song stylist this generation has ever seen or heard. Since his debut in late "07, he has been taking the globe by storm. With his rich & soulful tones, his amazingly "wise beyond his years" understanding of phrasing, cool & classy persona with a bit of a hiphop swagger, he has bridged the generation gaps drawing fans in every age bracket in every part of the world. Drawing influence from a diverse list of artist including legends like Coltrane, Horace Silver, Betty Carter & Marvin to modern artist like D'Angelo, the late Dilla & even artist like Flying Lotus & Mount Kimbie. If you ever get to see him perform live, it is a WORTHY investment. Check out this intimate live recording of him & his dynamic band performing live at KCRW studio in LA while they were there for his BLACKMAGIC Tour.
José James BLACKMAGIC live @ KCRW, LA. 2010. by josejamesworldwide