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Music Review

José James shows mastery of diverse influences

José James opened his show at Scullers on Saturday with a little bit of playful bragging. He had earned the right. His new album, “No Beginning No End,” his fourth but the first to catch fire with a wider audience, is
No. 3 on the iTunes R&B-soul chart, though he didn’t think of it strictly as either.

Then he considered the distinction.

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