The music ranges from very smooth and dreamy to uptempo jazz to more classical to the feeling of a film noir soundtrack. It’s a one-of-a-kind listening experience – something I always truly appreciate!



“Grace from Persistence” is a dynamic tapestry.  And it is enjoyably epic…an unforgettable album, full of color and emotional depth.”

-Dylan Garris, Zone Music Reporter/New Age CD

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“Christopher definitely achieves his own Grace From Persistence by continuing down the path of musical intricacies. Music like this you simply cannot pigeonhole.”

-Keith “MusikMan” Hannalek

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“…it immediately earned a “permanent” spot on my iPhone playlist… one of the most dynamic musical excursions I have listened to (yet) in 2019!

-Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews

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“Christopher James’s – ‘Grace From Persistence”

-BT Fasmer

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“Composer Christopher James’s Third Solo Album, ‘Grace From Persistence,’ To Be Released By Val Gardena Music”

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“…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

Composer Christopher James’ Third Solo Album, GRACE FROM PERSISTENCE, to be Released by Val Gardena Music, APRIL 5

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (March 22, 2019) — Composer Christopher James’s upcoming album Grace from Persistence, his third as a solo artist, represents a synthesis of musical genres from jazz and pop to classical and film music, informed not only by his early experiences scoring for film and television, but also by his many years working with leading artists and on major soundtracks as an executive and producer for Universal Music Group. Mr. James’s music takes inspiration from the visual and the dramatic, and two of the ten tracks on this recording (“Grace from Persistence” and “Mother Russia”) feature accompanying video.

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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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