Archive for March 15th, 2020

Boney James – Solid

Boney James is called a superstar. After George Benson gave us the night and Fourplay touched the sky, a rare term for a smooth jazz instrumentalist. In 2017 Boney James released his 16th album entitled Honestly. Now he returns with his new album Solid (2020).

A solid relationship is when someone has your back and will stand by your side no matter what,” explains Boney James about the title of his new CD. Solid is the four-time GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum selling saxophonist’s seventeenth album as a leader.  With eleven original songs and featuring R&B star Kenny Lattimore on the single “Be Here”, the record is an uplifting collection. Says James, “This new music is a reaction to how stressful the world feels these days. Music is a respite, it’s always ‘solid’ and it never lets me down.

James, who lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 34 years Director/Actress Lily Mariye, says he’s looking forward to heading out on the road and seeing how the Solid material evolves from night to night. “I love playing live, maybe more than I ever did. A lot of guys get tired of the traveling but it’s still a joy for me every time I go out there and play.”

Solid, the upcoming release from four-time GRAMMY nominated saxophonist Boney James will now be available on Concord Records on June 12, 2020 due to the “shelter at home” initiatives that have taken place in the last few weeks. In addition, all of Boney’s upcoming April and May tour dates have been rescheduled with the new dates being posted to his website weekly.

You can pre-order his new album here.