Middlesex resident Gordon James -- that's him at right in the photo with Ronnie Jordan -- has just released his third CD, "In Joy" on Caress Music, adding to his collection of nice funk and smooth jazz releases. His work covers a lot of territory within the genre, though -- I checked out several cuts from his ouvre, really enjoyed his take on "Grazin' in the Grass" on his 1999 release "Gordon James" -- he's punched up the bottom a bit and moved the melody back in the mix, making it funkier than say, Grover Washington's take on it.
Check out his Web site here , or jump over to CDbaby to hear cuts from "After Hours," "Gordon James" and "In Joy" -- and order yours.
Or, better yet, catch him live -- Gordon and his band are regulars in area clubs and venues. He'll be at the Salt Creek Grill in the Forrestal Village off Route 1 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday (April 24) , and at the Progressive Temple 186 Hale St.
in New Brunswick at 6 p.m. Sunday (April 26) -- the "Smooth Sensous Sunday" show!. Sunday's show includes his working band and a