José James – Black Magic
After his great debut album, The Dreamer and various works with Jazzanova, Nicola Conte or Dj Mitsu, New York based vocalist José James has finished his second solo material which will be coming out on Brownswood Recordings in early 2010. The title track Black Magic is produced by the mighty Flying Lotus and other collabs on the new offering are by BiLo, Moodyman, DJ Mitsu the Beats or Taylor McFerrin.
You can already listen to some of the new songs BlackMagic, Lay it Down, Beauty or Save Your Love for Me (a cover of Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderly version) on his myspace page or alternatively on Beyondjazz radioshow here. The Black Magic got the remix treatments from Simbad and an up & coming UK talent Joy Orbinson. The latter is heavily played by mr Gilles Peterson.
Saxophonist Timo Lassy out of Finland has also teamed up with Jose for his forthcoming single The More I Look At You, check the lovely preview at www.myspace.com/rickytickrecords His seven-inch will be out in July.
The Friends We Love project shares a special live video here with JJ showcasing his previous and forthcoming stuff:
José James is currently on tour and will be performing live at Gent Jazz Festival tomorrow.