This Brooklyn singer with the seductive and buttery baritone takes soul, funk, and jazz to a whole 'nother level on his new No Beginning No End. To call James "nuanced" is to call water "wet." Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye meet in songs that fan flames both upstairs ("Sword + Gun") and down below ("It's All Over Your Body") with equal dispatch.
Wed., Jan. 23, 8 p.m., 2013
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