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The Dreamer


Download links and information about The Dreamer by Jose James. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 56:16 minutes.

Artist: Jose James
Release date: 2008
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Tracks: 10
Duration: 56:16
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No. Title Length
1. The Dreamer 7:05
2. Velvet 4:01
3. Blackeyedsusan 4:56
4. Park Bench People 6:03
5. Spirits Up Above 5:00
6. Nola 3:56
7. Red 5:15
8. Winter Wind 7:07
9. Desire 7:29
10. Love 5:24



On the debut album from New York New School vocalist Jose James, he makes a move toward a new era of jazz vocals. While jazz elements have been making their way into underground hip-hop for years, James turns the other direction. He sings contemporary jazz with a strong sense of respect for the classics, but quietly puts hip-hop instrumentation behind his vocals, and multi-tracks himself for accentuation. James is in the midst of creating an entirely modern approach to jazz singing here over a set of originals with a few covers thrown in (the highlight being Rahsaan Roland Kirk's "Spirits Up Above"). [A Japanese release adds the classics "Body and Soul" and "Moanin'."]