José James is a musician/vocalist I’ve placed in my bill of neo-soul artists; think of Erykah Badu, Rapahael Saadiq, D’Angelo, Jill Scott, similar to those cats.
There’s not really much to say beyond commenting that the guy has a soulful voice. His most recent album, Black Magic, was produced by they highly revered Flying Lotus. Great album. Great instrumentals. Great arrangements. Great soul/jazz vocalist.
Here are my selects from his album and a Moodyman edit for good measure.
Sonics: Lay You Down
Sonics: Desire (Moodyman Mix)
*For those located within greater Los Angeles, James is performing at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on June 9th. I just might see you there.