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Jazz Monthly Interview part 2

December 23rd, 2011

GORDON JAMES interview page 2
Jazz Monthly: When you perform, do you absorb a lot of energy from the fans reaction to your live performances? Tell us about your interactive experience with your fans.

Well I think I just touched on that a little in the last question but yea I love to interact with the audience. I really encourage them to participate. I still do the song Grazing in the Grass from one of my earlier CDs in my performances and people love to sing along with that one. Everyone seems to know that song. But really there is such a give and take of energy and love exchanged in a performance. (more…)

Jazz Monthly Feature Interview part 1

December 23rd, 2011

“Jazz Monthly Feature Interview” Gordon James

Jazz Monthly: Our guest here today has received excellent reviews by critics and the Jazz world alike. This new CD  “A New Kind Of Love” combines his multi talents as Trumpeter, Flugelhornist, Vocalist, Composer and much more! Based out of New Jersey, we would like to welcome… Gordon James.
Jazz Monthly: In what way do you think “A New Kind Of Love” will contribute in the Jazz scene today?
Gordon James (GJ): I think A New Kind of Love offers more variety to the smooth jazz scene. In my opinion much of smooth jazz today sounds the same. The established artists all sound great and have their own styles but much of the new music tries to fit into that same mold. When I was creating the CD I found myself trying to write for that formula and found that it just didn’t feel right to me. So a lot of the instrumental music on the CD stretches that mold a little while still trying to keep it very commercial. (more…)

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