Seasoned performer, composer, trumpeter and flugelhornist Gordon James has a unique style of music blending the worlds of Jazz, Latin, R&B, Pop and hip hop music. James states, My music is both funky and lyrical; the arrangements are hip and polished and the flugelhorn and muted trumpet are perfect for conveying the passion of my compositions. That passion is evident in his new release In Joy, which was produced by Bob Baldwin, and James Lloyd from Pieces of a Dream and features Chuck Loeb.
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There are not too many smooth jazz trumpeters or flugelhornists in this industry. Rick Braun and Chris Botti are having superb success within the market. Well guys, make room for one more: Gordon James. James is a break from the pack by combining the musical worlds of Soul, Acid Jazz, Hip Hop, Latin, Pop and Jazz. “I have listened to this album over and over again, and have not grown tired of it yet. Gordon James talent should be discovered by the world.”
Fred Scott � Contemporary jazz.com
“It’s a wild ride from beginning to end, and the high energy Gordon brings to his phrasing pulls it all together.”
“This album has a funky, soulful feel
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