José James releases new album, ‘No Beginning No End 2’

    Featuring Aloe Blacc, Ledisi and more.

    José James No Beginning No End 2
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    Jazz vocalist José James has released his new album, No Beginning No End 2, the sequel to 2013’s No Beginning No End

    The eclectic 12-track record features an impressive line-up of contributors, including jazz trumpeter Christian Scott, as well as singers Aloe Blacc and Ledisi. The record also features a cover of Billy Joel’s 1977 song “Just the Way You Are.”

    “I read an interview with Billie Eilish where she was talking about, ‘I can’t believe people used to think genres existed,” James shared in a press statement. “It’s like, oh man, that’s just so nice. It was such a struggle for my generation, and others before, to kick these doors down of this genre and that, and it’s so beautiful to know there are kids who can’t even think that way.”

    Listen to No Beginning No End 2 below: