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Jose James - "EveryLittleThing" (Stream)

Ben Gray
Staff Writer
bengray417@gmail.com

One of our favorite vocalists around here, José James, will be releasing While You Were Sleeping, his follow-up to 2013’s No Beginning, No End, on June 10. Whet your appetite with the first tune from the album, "EveryLittleThing". The sound is a surprise from past José James releases, though James has covered jazz standards, electronic music, soul, and R&B, so perhaps change is the only constant and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that James is covering new territory here with a sort of rock/electronic hybrid sound. James is joined here by Kris Bowers on keys, Solomon Dorsey on bass, Richard Spaven on drums, and Brad Allen Williams on guitar (Takuya Kuroda on trumpet and Corey King on trombone will also appear on While You Were Sleeping, but aren’t on this particular track). Listen to "EveryLittleThing" after the jump.

While you were Sleeping tracklist (from the Blue Note Records website):
1. Angel (José James)
2. U r the 1 (J. James/T. Billig/K. Bowers/B. Williams)
3. While You Were Sleeping (J. James)
4. Anywhere U Go (J. James/S. Dorsey)
5. Bodhisattva (J. James/S. Dorsey)
6. 4 Noble Truths (J. James)
7. Dragon feat. Becca Stevens (Becca Stevens)
8. Salaam (K. Bowers/B. Williams/S. Dorsey/R. Spaven)
9. Without U (J. James/T. Billig/B. Williams)
10. EveryLittleThing (J. James/K. Bowers)
11. xx (J. James)
12. Simply Beautiful feat. Takuya Kuroda (Al Green)

Upcoming Jose James tour dates:
April 22-23 – Dazzle – Denver, CO
April 24 – The Triple Door – Seattle, WA
April 25 – Alberta Rose Theatre – Portland, OR
April 26 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
June 12 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
June 15 – Playboy Jazz Festival @ Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
June 20 – Magoffin Auditorium – El Paso, TX
June 21 – Charline McCombs Empire Theatre – San Antonio, TX
June 22 – Empire Control Room – Austin, TX
June 26 – The Pour House – Raleigh, NC
June 28 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA