Friday 30 January 2015

'Yesterday I Had The Blues' by Jose James [album preview]

The tireless workhorse that is Jose James wastes no time with following up on his 2014 album release, 'While You Were Sleeping' with his third release for Blue Note records - 'Yesterday I Had The Blues', his musical tribute to iconic jazz vocalist, Billie Holiday.

Always seeming to enjoy keeping listeners on their toes, James follows the unpredicatble genre-fusing album of last year with a release that aims to take things right back to the purists who fell in love with his debut album release 'The Dreamer' - much like he did in 2010 when he followed the hip-hop and electronic-sounding album of 'Black Magic' with his collaborative jazz classics project with Jef Neve, 'For All We Know'.

The release is due out 31st March State-side and features an incredible band, including Jason Moran on piano, Eric Harland on drums, and John Patitucci on bass.  The complete tracklist has also been released along with - what's a real treat - a 5-minute album preview with words from James himself, and album producer, Don Was:

1. Good Morning Heartache
2. Body and Soul
3. Fine and Mellow
4. I Thought About You
5. What a Little Moonlight Can Do
6. Tenderly
7. Lover Man
8. God Bless the Child
9. Strange Fruit

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