“…James’ composing bravura and fearlessness make this one of the most fascinating (as well as highly enjoyable albums) I have reviewed in the last few years…”
-Bill Binkelman,


“Christopher James’ The Sad Waltz is about as out of the box as you can get – and I mean that in a very, very good way!…The Sad Waltz will definitely be on my list of Favorite Albums of 2017! I give it my highest recommendation!”
-Kathy Parsons,


5/5 Stars

“This is pure creativity and energy coming together to form a super nova of sounds. The Sad Waltz just made it into my top 10 instrumental albums for 2017.”

-Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck

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“This is far more than ‘just another New Age album,’… the piano work is beyond excellent, and he uses a broad range of instruments to give you a full-bodied musical adventure that you’ll be listening to over & over again!”

-Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews

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“A contemporary compositional treat:
A gifted composer and a body of works in a class by itself! ONE LAST TIME’s soundscape is so refreshing – the electronic ambience, piano and muted trumpet make a stunning combination. The melody lines and the interactions between the piano and trumpet are haunting. Beautiful 20th Century idiom and solo piano playing in CLAUDE’S CLOUDS. I love the accordion in THE SAD WALTZ; it’s unique and really suits the mood of the piece. There are lovely, poignant moments in GUARDIAN ANGEL that really do justice to Elton John’s aesthetic of piano playing – a great tribute! A thoroughly enjoyable album!” 




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Press Release

Christopher James Features World-Class Musicians on THE SAD WALTZ, a follow up to his Solo Album, HOUSE BY THE RAILROAD

BURBANK, CA, UNITED STATES, August 1, 2017 / — Christopher James Music is pleased to announce the much-anticipated release of The Sad Waltz, distributed via Caroline/Universal and Sands Foley Entertainment. Following his autobiographical 2015 debut solo album, House by the Railroad, The Sad Waltz is an eclectic, cinematic journey, driven by 13 compositions that flow soulfully through a rich tapestry of the many musical and cultural influences in the NYC based artist’s life. The album is currently available on CD through Amazon and digitally on iTunes, Spotify and all major digital stores.

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