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Genres: Jazz, Pop
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: JAMES,BONEY Title: SEDUCTION Street Release Date: 10/10/1995
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Street Release Date: 10/10/1995
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Janna R. (lightworkermom) from KITTY HAWK, NC
Reviewed on 5/29/2007...
A solid saxophonist whose style falls on the RB-ish and pop side of jazz, Boney James (who is heavily influenced by Grover Washington Jr.) 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, NY. The future Boney James studied clarinet when he was eight, switching to saxophone two years later. When he was 15, his family moved to Los Angeles. James was soon playing in a fusion band (Line One) which was strong enough to open for Flora Purim and the Yellowjackets. After a year attending U.C. Berkeley, he transferred to U.C.L.A. 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. James went on the road as a keyboardist with Morris Day in 1985 and eventually convinced Day that he should be playing saxophone instead. He spent four years with Day and became in-demand for guest spots 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 would have to be called Boney James. The popular saxophonist made his debut as a leader with Spindletop in 1992 (Trust) and then in 1994 was signed by Warner Bros., where he recorded dates including Backbone, Seduction, Boney's Funky Christmas, Sweet Thing, and Shake It Up.
Boney's best album
djdjdjdjdjdj9 | Wisconsin | 01/04/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As the title indicates, I feel this is Boney's best album. Most of his newer stuff has too much of that "Playboy"-ish slow timbre to it, but Seduction has several faster tracks that keep me tuned. You can also hear hints of future Latin-style tracks he would later record on Sweet Thing and Body Language. This album I would consider essential to any Boney James fan, and also a definite purchase for those looking for real contemporary saxophone talent.The only complaint I have is that sometimes Boney's sax sounds quiet and drowned out by the other instruments playing (percussion, guitar, horns, etc.)"
mzniko | Chi-Town | 04/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a Boney James fan no matter what. This cd was not exactly like Body Language, but it is one that should be added to any real jazz lovers collection. I like his style on this cd which is different from the others.. good work!"