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Boney James 'The Beat' Out Today

Apr 09 2013

Award winning saxophonist Boney James releases his newest album The Beat today (April 9) via Concord Records.  Boney is joined on the set by longtime friend and collaborator Rick Braun on the trumpet, soul singer Raheem DeVaughn, spoken word-soul performer Natalie "The Floacist" Stewart, all-star percussionist Lenny Castro and drummer Vinnie Colauita, among others.  The collection melds Boney's love for R&B and Latin music as he explores some new textures and covers hits by artists like Sergio Mendes and Stevie Wonder.  His take the on the Mendes tune "Batucada" featuring Rick Braun on the trumpet, currently holds the #6 spot on the Smooth Jazz Top 20 Chart.  Boney hits the road for a busy spring and summer tour schedule beginning with a show in Atlanta, GA on April 17.  A full list of concert dates is available here.

Last changed: Apr 09 2013 at 5:14 AM

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