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José James

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José James Challenges Himself With New Album "No Beginning, No End"

June 13, 2013 - José James is originally from Minneapolis and began chasing his jazz vocalist muse at a young age.

He went to New York. He went to London. He went to The New School to study jazz vocals. He was always interested in a musical place where jazz, R&B, hip-hop, drum n bass and much more all come together. On his new album for Blue Note "No Beginning, No End" he has succeeded in finding it. James has a stellar band and they join us live today. Plus we’ll talk about how you can educate yourself by finding hip-hop samples, the greatness of Marvin Gaye arranger Leon Ware and about why he made a quiet album.

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IT'S ALL OVER YOUR BODY
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Recent Release: a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0093BUWGE/ref=as_li_ss_tl? ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0093BUWGE&linkCode=as2&tag=wxpn-20">No Beginning No End
Release Date: January 22, 2013
Label: Blue Note Records

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