Friday, October 21, 2011


José James has released his new single, "Trouble," from the forthcoming 2012 album No Beginning, No End. From the world of Jazz where he is surrounded by the genre's most respected players and into the realm of R&B and soul, José provides listeners with an intimate and inspiring sound. José explains, "'Trouble' is the story of a man trying to love a woman, his world and himself. My hope is that it inspires people to keep strong and enjoy the beauty of their own lives. I wrote it with Marvin 'Trouble Man' Gaye in mind - he's my favorite singer and inspires a lot of my music. A lot of his songs were inspired by jazz and he sang with so much passion and truth. I wanted to sing something that showed a more playful and sensual side to my singing, something with a killer horn section and a sexy bassline. I'm blessed to have Pino Palladino lay down that groove!" "Trouble" gets a remix courtesy of underground hip-hop artist/producer Oh No. "I was also inspired by Madlib's beats - everything fits but somehow feels off at the same time and sometimes life is like that," says José. "His brother, Oh No, did the remix and really brought out the darkness and the beauty of the struggle to do right." José performs at the CMJ Future Now Showcase alongside Taylor McFerrin and The Robert Glasper Experiment in New York City before heading overseas with McCoy Tyner. Catch him in the following cities:

October 18 - New York, NY- CMJ Future Now Showcase at Le Poisson Rouge (with Taylor McFerrin & The Robert Glasper Experiment)
October 21 - Shanghai, China- Jz Shanghai Music Festival *
October 23 - Taichung City, Taiwan- Taichung Jazz Festival *
October 28 - Frankfurt, Germany- Hessischer Rundfunk *
October 29 - Hamburg, Germany- Kampnagel Hall *
October31 - Brussels, Belgium- Ancienne Belgique *
November 10 - Zagreb, Croatia- ZKM *
November 12 - London, UK- Barbican *
November 13 - Vienna, Austria- Porgy + Bess *
November 14 - Vienna, Austria- Porgy + Bess *
November 17 - Guimaraes, Portugal- Auditorio da Universidade do Minho *
November 19 - Cartagena, Spain- Teatro Circo *
November 20 - Grenada, Spain- Teatro Isabel La Catolica *
November 22 - Palmas, Spain- Teatro Perez Galdos *
December 15 - Brooklyn, NY- Brooklyn Museum

* with McCoy Tyner

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