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listen  1. ContactBoney James 3:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Close To You [feat. Donell Jones]Boney James 4:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. SpinBoney James 4:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. When I Had The Chance [feat. LeToya Luckett]Boney James, LeToya Luckett 4:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. CryBoney James 4:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. That Look On Your Face [feat. Mario]Boney James 4:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Deep TimeBoney James 4:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. I'm Waiting [feat. Heather Headley]Boney James 4:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
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After four gold albums, four Grammy nominations and sales totaling more than 3 million records, chart-topping saxophonist Boney James embodies the phrase “horn of plenty.”

“I’m always thinking about making music,” he says. “It’s still my consuming passion.”

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 29, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • ASIN: B004KWVE3Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,888 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

2011 release from the acclaimed Jazz saxophonist. Contact is a mix of Smooth Jazz and Adult R&B hits and includes appearances from Heather Headley, LeToya Luckett, Mario and Donell Jones.

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"To put it mildly, Boney James... was THE BOMB. An unbelievable technician who knows how to work a crowd... A tough act to follow." -- Philadelphia Tribune

Customer Reviews

Love this cd--it's one of his best!
Bella Imbragolio
This album contains mostly mellow, slow-tempo songs and vocal tracks, with very little groove & funk which is a little disappointing.
Dr. Feel
Boney James what can I say, listen and you will agree, he is one of the BEST!
J. Giragosian

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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Jettliner on March 30, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
What can I say? I like the album. Boney James handles his business as usual. I'm buying because it's Boney. That being said, the issue of vocals in jazz albums will never rest. Some like it, some don't. I've had a couple of listens and his sound is evident throughout even during the vocal selections. In addition to contemporary jazz, I like R&B. The critics of this albums vocals miss the fact that what passes for R&B today can't hold a candle to the 4 songs on this set. The jazz purist can never be satisfied. Smooth Jazz stations are going by the wayside all over America; so how can an artist with Boney's talent continue to be relevant? As if no one has ever heard jazz, rock or pop music on a R&B CD. Trust me, the man knows his audience and his roots. His factoring in some vocals is no crime.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Michael M. Bowman on March 29, 2011
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I have been a big fan of Boney James for years and have all of his CD's except for the Christmas CD and go see him in concert every time he comes to whatever city I am living. This CD is okay except Boney is going toward that trend of having too many singers. I like for my smooth jazz artist to have more music and less singers on their CD's. If I want to listen to singers, I would buy R&B and hip hop music.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dwayne L. Martin on April 5, 2011
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Boney has done it again! Boney has stayed true to his signature sound, can you hear that sax? Sure there are vocals on this disc, but the SAX is STILL the lead voice on this album! On the vocal tracks, they seem to compliment each other, his unmistakeable sound still shines through. "Deep Time"-Sexy, "Cry", "Spin", "There and Back" all Slammin' and yes I like "Close to You". Everyone won't be pleased, but hey...... If you are a Boney fan, pick this up, I think you'll enjoy it, if not, play it again! Stay Smooth...dlm
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MoniLove on April 8, 2011
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I purchased the entire CD and I am loving it!!!! I am a huge Boney James fan and he never fails me and I am NEVER disappointed in his music. The man just knows how to be smooth.. LOVE IT!!!!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "Roc" on March 29, 2011
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I agree with previous review. I have witness Boney in concert about 10 times and I have all of his CDS, this CD is a hit and miss. To much singing and not enough horn playing, we are losing true jazz music. Don't get me wrong I love vocals, but if I wanted vocals, I would buy a vocal CD. Help me out Boney give me a little more of that horn and make the songs longer so can take us in that Boney world. You can't take us there with a 4 min. song. Boney is still a bad sax player and I love his concerts. See you in SC in Sept.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By H. Stevens on March 31, 2011
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Boney James always makes sure the vocals he adds are top of the line and it is always good. His music gives diverse listeners a chance to hear two times more of what they like - jazz and R&B. He gives diverse artists a chance to be featured and not boxed in. A meshing of music is a good thing. Boney James never misses the goal - you always hear his instruments loud and clear! There is no jazz without R&B and vice versa, if you really think about it. It's all coming from the same place - the soul! Check out "The Look on Your Face" - it's rocking! Boney, keep marinating us however you like!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JLP on April 1, 2011
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I have had this CD several days now and have listened to it three or four times. I like it.

My favorite track is "Cry." It's mellow and relaxing.

I'm not a big fan of the R&B pieces with the lyrics. But, they aren't bad. They just aren't my preference.

Boney James fans won't be disappointed with this disc.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kayster on May 16, 2011
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I wanted to write a review because I am very passionate about jazz music. I was so excited when I saw that Boney James had a new album. However, I must admit I was a bit disappointed. I was getting ready to buy this album until I heard all the singing. Please don't get me wrong I don't mind a little singing but I prefer that the musician leads with maybe some back ground vocals. It seems that many of the songs on this album have R&B singing and Boney is doing the background. Well needless to say, I decided not to buy this album. Maybe the next album will focus more on the art of smooth jazz and not R&B singing. I love the sound of that horn; I don't want to hear much singing. I'm sorry Boney; I love you so much...
True fan
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