Body Language

Body Language

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by Boney James
     
 
Boney James's excellent 1997 release SWEET THING, was a tough album to follow up, but the L.A.-based saxophonist has done it admirably with his new release, BODY LANGUAGE. James has a talent for creating intricate, highly textural compositions, and although that talent is amply in evidence here, he decided to mix things up a bit stylistically. James teams with an

Overview

Boney James's excellent 1997 release SWEET THING, was a tough album to follow up, but the L.A.-based saxophonist has done it admirably with his new release, BODY LANGUAGE. James has a talent for creating intricate, highly textural compositions, and although that talent is amply in evidence here, he decided to mix things up a bit stylistically. James teams with an orchestra on the rich, funky "Lovefest" and the swooping "Into the Blue," turns jazzy and atmospheric on "Bedtime Story," and demonstrates his R&B roots on "I'll Always Love You," featuring the vocal group Shai. He applies the trademark Boney James seductive burnish to the sinuous title track, and, on "Boneyism," he and fellow smooth jazz star, trumpeter Rick Braun, turn in a sultry duet. Another very fine album by a very fine player, BODY LANGUAGE speaks to the listener's heart, mind, and flesh.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Body Language is a fairly typical Boney James album in which the saxophonist (who is heard on tenor, soprano, and alto) plays in styles very close to Grover Washington, Jr. He is backed by studio rhythm section players, an occasional string section, and some electronics on material clearly designed to get maximum airplay on pop/jazz radio stations. James is a good player but he never really cuts loose or takes any chances on this set, and he has yet to break away from the Grover Washington influence to develop his own sound. Decent melodic background music but little more.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/1999
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624728320
catalogNumber:
47283
Rank:
27477

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boney James   Primary Artist
Tim Heintz   Keyboards
David Torkanowsky   Organ,Piano,fender rhodes
Phil Davis   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Alex Al   Bass
Jacqueline Brand   Violin
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Brian Dembow   Viola
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Ronnie Garrett   Bass
Jerry Hey   Conductor
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Carrie Holzman-Little   Viola
Paul Jackson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Larry Kimpel   Bass
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Tony Maiden   Guitar
Rex Rideout   Keyboards
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Christina Soule   Cello
Rohn Lawrence   Guitar
Leon Bisquera   Keyboards
Jennie Hansen   Viola
Chelle Davis   Vocals
Margot Aldcroft   Viola
Chris Ermacoff   Cello
Ralph Morrison   Concert Master
Sarah Parkins   Violin

Technical Credits

Phil Davis   Arranger,Programming
Boney James   Producer
Paul Brown   Producer
Ronnie Garrett   Arranger,Producer
Jerry Hey   String Arrangements
Jim Oppenheim   Composer
Rex Rideout   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Bill Schnee   Engineer
Mark Ellis Stephens   Arranger
Donnell Spencer   Composer

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Body Language 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Body Language,is one of the smoothes jazz song, that I can groove to, while relaxing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If there could be silk for the ears I would say this is it. I have completely enjoyed this particular album, and there isn't a composition on it I don't like. I had borrowed this album from a friend and I can't get enough. If you like Boney James I belive you will fall in love with this album the same way I have.
jazzyjazzlover More than 1 year ago
Good Boney James music. It is a mood setter, and yet soothing and sexy. tipical good boney James Music. Enjoy!
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