For All We Know: José James and Jef Neve on Impulse

We had a great show with José James this Saturday (footage coming) and luckily we can expect new music from José James very soon.

“A labor of love” is how José James describes his May 11, 2010, album For All We Know, his first American release and his first for the Impulse! label. A collaboration between James and noted Belgian pianist Jef Neve, the album finds the charismatic young singer applying his warm, rich baritone to a sterling assortment of jazz and pop, including classic jazz standards like “Tenderly,” “Body and Soul,” Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life” and George and Ira Gershwin’s “Embraceable You.”

Having already won the hearts of international audiences, José James is enthusiastic about the opportunity to make a splash in his home country. “It’s so exciting, and it’s a huge honor to be on Impulse; it’s Trane’s house. I’m very proud of this record, and I love being able to give back to the music that nurtured me.”

José James & Jef Neve – “Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You”
 

More Info & Streaming Tracks Here

Chilly Gonzales™

newpassportVisit chillygonzales.com to read about Chilly Gonzales™ and how he legally purchased the true identity from a young Mexican-Canadian boy. Along with these major changes in his personal life, his music is moving forward as well. Download the Pianist Envy mixtape here, featuring Chilly’s masterful blend of piano and orchestral sounds with hip hop beats and electro. A rare breed of mixtape, Pianist Envy features imaginative, piano-laden versions of songs by 50 Cent, Daft Punk, Busta Rhymes, Claude Von Stroke, Clipse, & Kelly Clarkson.

And if you’re in New York, make sure to catch one of the last couple Piano Talks at Joe’s Pub: Feb 18th with A-Trak & Feb 25th with Princess Superstar.