For All We Know (Amazon Exclusive Version)

May 11, 2010 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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3:20
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6:15
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5:19
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6:26
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5:14
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7:26
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4:15
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7:28
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5:13
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4:05

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  • Original Release Date: May 11, 2010
  • Release Date: May 11, 2010
  • Label: Verve
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 55:01
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  • ASIN: B003K3U5IQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,227 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C. Katz on August 14, 2010
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Jef Neve is a fine young pianist I'd like to hear more of but Jose James is the star here (bold to do pure standards CD with just a panist a la Tony Bennet and Bill Evans).Jose James is called "The Hip Hop Generations Jazz Singer".Here are all standards (unlike the original material on earlier James CD's) and it really nice,He has a voice that to my ears is close to a mix between Lou Rawls and Bill Henderson just a bit lighter in tone than either.And now on his first standard CD's he does the standards standard cannon:
1. Autumn In New York 3:20
2. Embraceable You 6:15
3. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You 5:19
4. Body And Soul 6:26
5. When I Fall In Love 5:14
6. Tenderly 7:26
7. Just Squeeze Me 4:15
8. Lush Life 7:28
9. For All We Know 5:13
Daring or predictable?I can't say.But if you "have it" why not choose the best especially when you only have the piano and voice.Excecution and not discovering second tier material that may be worthy is not the goal.Their is no attampt to prove taste in choosing lesser material.That would be a bit preachy or "teachy" and here it's just proving chops that is goal.
You like if you enjoy Johnny Hartman and Leon Thomas (this is less "70's Hip" than Thomas but in same vein more like where Andy Bey has ended up).I first heard James on and excellent Timo Lassy CD "Round Two" (I recommend both of Lassy's solo CD's and his work with U-Street All Stars and the "Five Corners Quintet" which features Mark Murphy).If you like this and especially the earlier James CD than you'd dig Dwight Tribble who has a sound VERY similar to his hero Leon Thomas but you will find tone/sound of both Dwight Tribble sensibility and sound to both be in the same great vein.But Lassy and Tribble harken to late 60's Blue Note or early 70's jazz/funk fusion whereas this excellent CD hearkens back to pure jazz singing of the 50's.Really nice if not a a perfect CD.
Cheers
Chazz
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RN on January 11, 2014
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I actually purchased Jose James' latest record first and was expecting this one to be similar in style. It isn't, but it is still a very enjoyable collection. This record is more nightclub style; something you would expect to hear in a dark and sylish New York lounge. Clearly, while Mr. James is flying under the radar in terms of recognition and radio-attractive music, he is a fantastic writer and performer. This is a great record to wind down to at the end of a long day.
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I am a long-time jazz lover who is always on the lookout for new talent because let's face it - all of the old players are dying off and if the music is to survive, new musicians have to come along to replace the old guys. Jose James is not one of them.

As in the case of many recent disappointing purchases, I read a review of this album in the jazz press praising Jose James, whom I had not previously heard of. This album has him singing in a very dispirited fashion - slow tempi (sometimes but not always appropriate), no changes in dynamics, no vocal richness, and nothing improvised. While not all "jazz singers" scat, they do take liberties with phrasing, play with the melody etc. so that the song isn't just straight singing.

There isn't a single track that stands out here. The pianist, Jef Neve makes a noble effort to try to bring some feeling into this boring records, but ultimately falls short. One reviewer tried to compare this album to the famous pairing between Bill Evans and Tony Bennett but this doesn't come close. James and Neve might listen to that album and then try again.
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Jean's voice really suits the pieces from the days of real sentimental music. That is the era when you get good music with lovely meaningful words.
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By fisherlove on October 27, 2013
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I listen to it all the time..especially when I am in the bathtub! It relaxes and calms me, very very much!
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