James has released with Solid (2020) his seventeenth
album as a leader. In free thought Boney links the term with his
personal relationship, the groove, and also the relationship to
Boney performs on the new album tenor sax, alto sax, soprano sax, flute, electric piano, keyboards, and drum programming. Additional musicians are Kendall Gilder (guitar), Carnell Harrell (acoustic piano, organ, keyboards), Michael Stever (flugelhorn, trumpet), Alex Al (bass), Omari Williams (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion), Smitty Smith (bass), Paul Jackson Jr. (guitar), Darrell Smith (piano, key bass, Moog, keyboards), Christian Frazier aka BeatsMadebyFresh (piano, drum programming, Jairus Mozee (guitar, bass, keyboards, drum programming, Kenny Lattimore (vocals) and Jason Morales, Drak-Kar V Wesley (background vocals).
Full Effect is the opener of the album, intense in dynamics and flow, present in melody and harmony. The title song includes all good ingredients for a perfect hit, a captivating melody, a stunning horn arrangement and a certain something, which I call the hit reminder.
The Bottom Line approaches the tradition of old jazz
melodies, when jazz was still celebrated in smoky cellars. In
ancient Roman religion and myth, Luna is the divine
embodiment of the moon. Who loves the atmospheric and
dreamy will appreciate this flavored mixture of vocals, sax and groove.
Tonic is as refreshing and sparkling as the well-known
drink. Just So develops from Jairus Mozee's simple
guitar riff into an impressive masterpiece. Especially during
the summer time we need some Fresh Air. Boney
confidently struts and delivers this cool breeze.
Boney James presents on his album Solid fluid crispy melodies with an intensity you would wish for all albums of the smooth jazz genre.
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