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Boney James

A solid saxophonist whose style falls on the R&B and pop side of jazz, Boney James is a consistent best-seller who can always be relied upon to put on a colorful live show. Born James Oppenheim, he grew up in New Rochelle, New York. The future Boney James studied clarinet when he was eight, switching to saxophone two years later -- the instrument which began to show his heavy influence from Grover Washington, Jr. When he was 15, his family moved to Los Angeles. James was soon playing in a fusion band (Line One) that was strong enough to open for Flora Purim and the Yellowjackets. After a year attending UC Berkeley, he transferred to UCLA so he could continue playing with the band. He earned a degree in history but became a full-time musician after graduation, doubling on keyboards.

In 1985, James went on the road as a keyboardist with Morris Day, and eventually convinced Day that he should be playing saxophone instead. He spent four years with Day and became an in-demand guest musician on tenor, alto, soprano, and flute, playing with Randy Crawford, Sheena Easton, the Isley Brothers, Bobby Caldwell, and others. (He picked up his nickname while on tour with Crawford; after mentioning to a keyboardist that he was running out of food money, the musician replied that if he ate any less, he'd have to be called Boney James.)

The saxophonist made his debut as a leader with Trust in 1992 (Spindletop), which earned him a contract with Warner Bros. two years later. While there, he recorded many popular dates, including Backbone, Seduction, Boney's Funky Christmas, Sweet Thing, Shake It Up, Ride, and Pure. In 2006, Boney made the move to Concord Records and released Shine, then in 2009, Send One Your Love. One year later, while driving home after an appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, James was rear-ended by another vehicle. The accident totaled James' car and left him with a fractured jaw and two missing teeth -- injuries that could have ended his playing career. He recuperated, however, and in 2011 he released Contact, an album whose title referred to the profound effect the accident had on his life and career.

James re-signed with Concord in 2012. One year later, he released The Beat, an album that combined his love of R&B and Latin music. The set included guest appearances from Raheem DeVaughn and Floacist. James continued to mine his own musical history and dug further back to '80s and '90s R&B, hip-hop, and his contemporary jazz roots for Futuresoul. Released in 2015, it featured a smaller core of studio players and a guest spot from trumpeter Marquis Hill. The album debuted at number one on contemporary jazz charts and by the end of the year, it hit the top spot on the standard jazz albums chart. ~ Scott Yanow
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Track List: Futuresoul

1. Drumline

2. Vinyl

3. A Little Attitude

4. Watchu Gon' Do About It?

5. Either Way (Feat. Stokley)

6. Hand In Hand

7. Fortuneteller

8. The Moment

9. Futuresoul

10. Far From Home (Feat. Marquis Hill)

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Track List: The Beat

1. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

2. Sunset Boulevard

3. Missing You

4. Batucada (The Beat)

5. Maker Of Love

6. Mari's Song

7. Powerhouse

8. The Midas (This Is Why)

9. Acalento (Lullaby)

10. You Can Count On Me

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Track List: Contact

1. Contact

2. Close To You

3. Spin

4. When I Had The Chance

5. Cry

6. That Look On Your Face

7. Deep Time

8. I'm Waiting

9. There And Back

10. Everything Matters

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Track List: Send One Your Love

1. Wanna Show U Sumthin'

2. Send One Your Love

3. Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)

4. Touch

5. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

6. Hold On Tight

7. I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Baby

8. City Of Light

9. Butter

10. I'll Be Good To You

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Track List: Pure

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Track List: Ride

1. Heaven

2. Grand Central

3. RPM

4. Something Inside (feat. Dave Hollister)

5. So Beautiful

6. See What I'm Sayin'?

7. All About You

8. Ride (feat. Jaheim)

9. As You Are

10. This Is The Life

11. Bonus Track

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Track List: Batucada (The Beat) (Single)

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Track List: Either Way (Single)

5. Either Way (Feat. Stokley)

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Track List: Maker Of Love (Single)

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Track List: When I Had The Chance (Radio Single)

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by far one of my all time favorite jazz music
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I meant Brian Culbertson. I wanna love you not Bone one
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By far one of my all time favorite jazz musicians.
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very nice track.
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Great rendition of my favorite smooth jazz song!!!
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Yes I did record T W awhile back. I guess it was ok. Think I deleted accidentally . This morning was a Good Yikes by the way
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Smooth as a warm brandy. Re Tenneesse Whisky
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I have recently relocated to Lompoc, Ca. outside of Santa Barbara, I hope while in the area I will get the opportunity to see and hear the best,
smooth jazz artist that I know........
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marshajohnso n 2 0 0 7
Awesome saxophonist, Boney James! Love EVERY song you've ever made. Looking forward to seeing you here in the ATL this fall!
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First heard his music in the Goodwill!!!
A gentleman was playing his music while looking through the electronics area and everyone in the store was taken by the music he himself had on! The man had plugged his phone into a jack of a piece of something and the sound mesmerized all of us! When asked who was the artist? I wrote it down. And have since moved but tonight it finally came to me where I had written it down. Thank God I found it! And am listening to it on my Pandora!!!! So good!
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swhipp8
So sweet
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1. Kiss your left hand
2. Say your crushes name
3. Close your hand
4. Say a weekday
5. Say your name
6.open your hand
7. Repost this on 15 songs and your crush will tell you that the like you on the weekday
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bea.pearson
awesome sax player among other instruments! ! ! Pandora is great, too!!
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james_lau4
Smooth jazz as its finest! Boney rhythm is fire. Go Ray Yslas
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music for lovers . . .
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johnmargie6
Thank you Boney
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oalero00
Smooth like "Butter". So fitting for Boney. The best Sax man out there!
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I love the sax when they play smooth
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I play alto sax and tenor sax
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Thats what up BJ.casualcle o
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I love this song, so calm and relaxing!!!! ! ! !
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I fell in love with his music when I heard the album Body Language. That cd right there was the epitome of me and my future husband's relationship . That bought us even closer together. Boney James music. It made me fall in love with my husband even more.
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Tottaly relaxing
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latasshiafor n e y
My my my, WoooWee this is my favorite music.
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malinda.flow e r s
Love Boney, so relaxing!
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Very smooth Musician!
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The man,doing his thing totally fulfilled
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MY MY MY.......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C A N ' T NOBODY DO IT LIKE BONEY!!!! GOT TO TURN IT UP!

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I first saw Boney at The Santa Barbara Jazz festival in 98. Amazing
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Who could ask for more !!!
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Love him..such talent..very soothing music..
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love making music
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mikki.baker
One of the most sensual artists ever. He is so talented. I never want to stop listening to his music. One of my favorites!
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I love some Boney James , all day long. Great style, and a hellava musician.
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his shows are awesome! Saw him perform in chicago back in 2001 and it was totally off the chain! :) Love his music and he's so cute too!
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nice smooth relaxing beautiful
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Got all his music, great jazz artist
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Boney Jones is just smooth.....w i t h that SAX!!
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very good
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love what come out sax
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I became an aficionado of jazz and sax music listening to Dave Hubbard, R. Elliot, Boney James, Miles Davis , Freddy Hubbard and other great jazz musicians as I grew up, Blakely, Donaldson, Grover Washington just have a lot of love for jazz. great listening on this site.
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I LOVE THIS JAZZ
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Been listen to him for years I LOV
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rfuertes15
Charming song
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Was lucky to see him in concert in Norfolk, Va. 11 years ago. if you get a chance to see him live, DON'T MISS IT !
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With almost 2M followers, I know why his music defines the adjective "smooth
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Listen to anytime music. ... loving it!
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I love him!!!
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The Saxophone with a Voice
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