an upcoming new release that I'm well excited about is José James' new release 'blackmagic'. you've likely heard the joy orbison remix of the same titled tune doing the rounds (it is pretty amazing in all honesty. a big tune). if not, check it here. well, the full album comes out on brownswood on Feb 1st and anticipation is building in many circles. i chose a different tune from the album as one of my top tunes from 2009 for the 'songs of praise' best of '09 show. Promise In Love is a collaboration with DJ Mitsu and is in the vein of the classic jazz standard sound.
Oh, and just 5 days after the album release José James and the Black Magic Band play at the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards in London (which I cannot wait to attend). Check the lineup!