New York native Boney James is one of the most versatile instrumentalists on the contemporary jazz scene. After his 2000 collaboration "Shake It Up" with Rick Braun comes his eighth album "Ride".
"Ride" is simply different from James' previous collaborations in that the 10-track album produces a more urban flavor--namely R&B. James solicited the assistance of friends Jaheim, Dave Hollister, Angie Stone and Trinia Broussard to produce one of the most memorable albums yet.
Broussard makes you want to soar in "Heaven", while Hollister's vocals give a gospel-flavored, street kind of vibe to "Something Inside". The whole album is so great that you want to play it again and again. Add drummer Admir "?uestlove" Thompson, musician/producer Rex Rideout and Grammy award-winning engineer Russell "The Dragon" Elevado to the mix, and James produces an album that is hard to beat.