Bob James
Born:
25 December 1939
Country:
US
Genres:
Jazz
Releases:
43
Biography: Bob James' recordings have practically defined pop/jazz and crossover during the past few decades. Very influenced by pop and movie music, James has often featured R&B-ish soloists (most notably Grover Washington, Jr.) who add a jazz touch to what is essentially an instrumental pop set. He actually started out in music going with a much different direction. In 1962, James recorded a bop-ish trio set for Mercury, and three years later his album for ESP was quite avant-garde, with electronic tapes used for effects. After a period with Sarah Vaughan (1965-1968), he became a studio musician, and by 1973 was arranging and working as a producer for CTI. In 1974, James recorded his first purely commercial effort as a leader; he later made big-selling albums for his own Tappan Zee label, Columbia, and Warner Bros., including collaborations with Earl Klugh and David Sanborn. James remains relatively busy in the studio and since 2000 has released several albums including Dancing on the Water in 2001, That Steamin' Feelin' in 2002, Hi-Fi in 2003, and Urban Flamingo in 2006, among others.
Espresso
Espresso
Tracks: 11
Year: 2018
The New Cool
The New Cool
Tracks: 11
Year: 2015
The Very Best of (2 CD)
The Very Best of (2 CD)
Tracks: 26
Year: 2009
Christmas Eyes
Christmas Eyes
Tracks: 13
Year: 2008
Angels of Shanghai
Angels of Shanghai
Tracks: 11
Year: 2007
Urban Flamingo
Urban Flamingo
Tracks: 10
Year: 2006
Take it From the Top
Take it From the Top
Tracks: 9
Year: 2004
In Hi-Fi
In Hi-Fi
Tracks: 11
Year: 2003
Morning, Noon & Night
Morning, Noon & Night
Tracks: 11
Year: 2002
Dancing On The Water
Dancing On The Water
Tracks: 11
Year: 2001
Joy Ride
Joy Ride
Tracks: 12
Year: 1999
Playin' Hooky
Playin' Hooky
Tracks: 10
Year: 1997
Playin Hooky
Playin Hooky
Tracks: 10
Year: 1997
Joined At The Hip
Joined At The Hip
Tracks: 9
Year: 1996
Joined At The Hip
Joined At The Hip
Tracks: 9
Year: 1996
Flesh and Blood
Flesh and Blood
Tracks: 10
Year: 1995
Grand Piano Canyon
Grand Piano Canyon
Tracks: 9
Year: 1990
Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
Tracks: 6
Year: 1988
Double Vision
Double Vision
Tracks: 9
Year: 1986
Double Vision
Double Vision
Tracks: 7
Year: 1986
Double Vision
Double Vision
Tracks: 9
Year: 1986
Obsession
Obsession
Tracks: 7
Year: 1986
12
12
Tracks: 7
Year: 1984
Foxie
Foxie
Tracks: 6
Year: 1983
Hands Down
Hands Down
Tracks: 6
Year: 1982
Lucky Seven
Lucky Seven
Tracks: 6
Year: 1979
All Around The Town
All Around The Town
Tracks: 8
Year: 1979
Touchdown
Touchdown
Tracks: 5
Year: 1978
Three
Three
Tracks: 5
Year: 1976
Two
Two
Tracks: 6
Year: 1975
One
One
Tracks: 6
Year: 1974
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