Category: boney james

Top Contemporary Jazz Albums of 1997 and 2012 »

Billboard reported these as the Top Contemporary Jazz Albums of 1997: The Moment – Kenny G Sweet Thing – Boney James Dream Walk – Keiko Matsui Que Pasa – Gato Barbieri A Twist of Jobim – Various Artists Soulful Strut – Grover Washington, Jr. Breathless – Kenny G Caravan of Dreams – Peter White Beneath […]

Top 10 – Fifteen Years Ago »

In the earlier days of this site, I ran a top ten list of the most popular contemporary jazz at the time. This chart was based on sales and radio play. Here were the top 10 from December 5, 1997! Jonathan Butler, Do You Love Me?, N2K Encoded Music Bob James, Playin’ Hooky, Warner Bros. Boney James, Sweet […]

Review: Boney James – Christmas Present »

Boney James is now two for two for excellent holiday recordings. Almost a decade ago, I reviewed the saxman’s first seasonal CD, Boney’s Funky Christmas, and was impressed. I love the Christmas season and have a larger-than-average number of related discs. The fact that this is one of them that I put on first each […]

Review: Boney’s Funky Christmas from Boney James »

[This is an archived review I wrote at some point between 1997 and 1999.] The ads for Boney’s first holiday release call this “the album to put on after you put the kids to bed.” Sure enough, Boney’s Funky Christmas features the seductive grooves you know the saxman for. This is the smoothest Christmas release I’ve heard […]