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Faith Evans, Esthero, George Benson And More Join Boney James On His Latest CD, "Shine"

September 18th, 2006 1:29pm EDT favorite Add to My News
Boney JamesConcord Records is delighted to announce the release of Shine, the new album by acclaimed saxophonist Boney James, on Sept. 26. Shine, the two-time Grammy nominee’s 10th album – and first for Concord – features guest appearances by hip-hop/soul diva Faith Evans, jazz-guitar icon George Benson, R&B vocalists Dwele and Phillip Bailey, keyboard wizard George Duke, alternative-pop singer Esthero and Sounds of Blackness powerhouse Ann Nesby.

Boney produced the disc and played tenor, soprano and alto saxes, keyboards and flute. He wrote or co-wrote nine of Shine’s 12 tracks.

Boney JamesFaith Evans lends her supple pipes to the rambunctious, rock-tinged R&B song "Gonna Get It," which Boney co-wrote with Rahsaan Patterson. "Faith is a huge star, and I was really flattered that she wanted to work with me," Boney relates. "And I was floored not only by how hard she worked on the track, but by how incredibly gracious she was."

With Shine’s sparkling new batch of material, Boney James is set to take audiences to entirely new places with his ecstatic, evocative playing and velvety grooves. James will kick off a new tour at L.A.’s Greek Theatre on Sept. 29, with dates scheduled through 2007. "The communal experience of playing live – that’s why I became a musician in the first place," he declares. "It’s exciting and liberating. It never gets old for me."

More on Boney James HERE.


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