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.
The album was recorded in April and August 2018 in Portland, OR and New York City, and features more
than 30 musicians, including Mr. James on piano, the Catalyst Quartet, and members of the Orchestra of
St. Luke’s, Oregon Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Talea Ensemble.