JAZZ AND R&B ICON BONEY JAMES RELEASES 18TH STUDIO ALBUM DETOUR, OUT TODAY VIA CONCORD RECORDS; STREAM THE ALBUM HERE
FEATURES HIT SINGLE “COASTIN” WITH GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SINGER LALAH HATHAWAY
WATCH OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR ALBUM TITLE TRACK “DETOUR” HERE
LOS ANGELES (September 23rd, 2022) – Chart-topping jazz/R&B sax player Boney James today released his 18th studio album, Detour via Concord Records. Featuring the breezy current hit single “Coastin” with 5-time Grammy winner Lalah Hathway on vocals, the new 10-song collection is a subtle stylistic turn that builds on the commercial success of 2020’s Solid, James’ highest charting release ever on the pop charts, peaking in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200. Other standouts on Detour include the track “Bring It Back”, which released mid-summer and features critically acclaimed composer, conductor,
orchestrator, arranger, and trumpeter, Dontae Winslow; and the album’s title track “Detour,” a winding, playful duet between sax and piano that features some of Boney’s most adventurous playing to date.
“This song really reflects the overall feeling of the album title,” says Boney of the “Detour” track. “It evokes movement to me, and takes a left turn during the bridge.” Watch the latest official music video for “Detour” HERE.
Detour was recorded largely at Boney’s L.A. home studio (live drums and percussion were tracked at venerable Sunset Sound). The album was produced by Boney with co-production from in-demand writer/producer, Jairus “J-Mo” Mozee (Anderson.Paak, Nicki Minaj, Anthony Hamilton) among others. Additional musicians on the album are keyboardist Tim Carmon (Eric Clapton), longtime drummer Omari Williams and bassist Alex Al, renowned percussionist Lenny Castro and guitarists Big Mike Hart and Paul Jackson Jr.
James will continue on the road for select dates across the U.S. which will take him well into 2023. Promising to bring James’ iconic 30-year career to the live stage, including selections from Detour, the multi-city trek will hit a number of major markets including NYC, NY, Detroit, MI, Alexandria, VA, and Annapolis, MD. For further information on the tour, dates, and on-sale info please visit https://boneyjames.com/.
During his 30-year career, Boney James has released a staggering 18 studio albums – including a pair of Christmas records -with 1995’s Seduction, 1997’s Sweet Thing and 1999’s Body Language all RIAA certified gold. In 2015, Boney’s futuresoul spent 11 weeks atop the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart and was the best-selling Contemporary Jazz Record of 2015. Boney has earned four Grammy nominations (“I’m not gonna lie… I’d still love a statue,” he says), two NAACP Image Award nominations and a Soul Train Award, while a dozen of his albums have landed at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Album chart. His collaborators in the past include a Who’s Who of R&B and soul: Raheem DeVaughn, Faith Evans, George Benson, George Duke, Dwele, Al Jarreau, Philip Bailey, Anthony Hamilton, Jaheim, Eric Benét, Dave Hollister, Stokley Williams, Kenny Lattimore and Angie Stone.
Boney James’ 18th studio album Detour is out today across all streaming platforms on Concord Records. Get the album HERE. Detour will also be released on vinyl on January 13, 2023, marking the first time in Boney James’ career that he will release an album on vinyl.
Detour Track Listing
2. Bring It Back featuring Dontae Winslow
6. Coastin’ featuring Lalah Hathaway
7. The Loop
8. Northern Lights
Boney James Tour Dates
Fri, OCT 14 – Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival – Lewes, DE
Fri, OCT 21 – Arizona Jazz Fest – Phoenix, AZ
Sat, OCT 22 – Thornton Winery – Temecula, CA
Sun, OCT 23 – Hyatt Concerts – Newport Beach, CA
Thu, OCT 27 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
Fri, OCT 28 – Miami Smooth Jazz Fest – Homestead, FL
Sun, NOV 6 – Cancun Jazz Fest – Cancún, Mexico
Fri, NOV 11 – Jazz Legacy Foundation Fest – Hampton, VA
Sat, NOV 12 – Carolina Theatre – Durham, NC
Sun, NOV 13 – Lexington Opera House – Lexington, KY
Tue, NOV 15 – Byham Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
Thu, NOV 17 – Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
Fri, NOV 18 – Rams Head – Annapolis, MD
Sun, NOV 20 – Sony Hall – New York, NY
Wed, NOV 23 – Rivers Casino Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
Fri, NOV 25 – Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, SC
Sun, NOV 27 – Koger Center for the Arts – Columbia, SC
Thu, DEC 8 – Motorcity Casino Hotel – Detroit, MI
Fri, DEC 16 – Jazz Alley – Seattle, WA
Sat, DEC 17 – Jazz Alley – Seattle, WA
Sun, DEC 18 – Jazz Alley – Seattle, WA
Sun, JAN 15, 2023 – Punta Cana Jazz Festival – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Mon, JAN 23, 2023 – Smooth Jazz Cruise 2023 – Miami Gardens, FL
Mon, JAN 30, 2023 – Smooth Jazz Cruise 2023 – Miami Gardens, FL
Sat, FEB 18, 2023 – The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts – Carmel, IN