James writes string and piano arrangements for a band called The Chesterfields. The producer and engineer, Charlie Martinez, attended high school with James and has gone on to engineer for Keith Richards and Mick Jagger amongst other top recording artists.
James does an arrangement of “Imagine” by John Lennon for Amnesty International. Booker T. , Jim Keltner, Freddy Washington, and Heitor Pereira were the band and over 50 elementary school kids were the choir. This was recorded at the Sony scoring stage and will be released this December on CD.