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Bob James

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 in 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. In 2011, he joined pianist Keiko Matsui for Altair & Vega. Two years later, he delivered his second collaboration with saxophonist David Sanborn, 2013's Quartette Humaine. In 2015, James paired with bassist Nathan East on the laid-back studio-session, The New Cool. ~ Scott Yanow
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Alone: Kaleidoscope By Solo Piano

1. Restoration

2. I Can't Give You Anything But Love

3. My Heart Stood Still

4. Never Let Me Go

5. Wild Stallion

6. Karesansui

7. Scarborough Fair

8. It Never Entered My Mind

9. Lover Come Back To Me

10. Garbo Redux

11. Medley: Westchester Lady/Touchdown/Nautilus/Angela

12. Put Our Hearts Together

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Track List: Morning, Noon & Night

1. Street Smart

2. Just One Thing

3. Morning, Noon & Night

4. Hands On

5. Over & Over

6. Five O'Clock Chateau

7. When The Love Is Over

8. Nightbeat

9. Baby Cakes

10. Dai Dai Ya

11. Count On It

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Track List: Hands Down

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Track List: Sign Of The Times

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Nobody moves " keys" like bob james, except maybe pablo Escobar...
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The man is so cool it doesn't hurt! No matter what kind of day I'm having Admiral FINGERS makes it all better!! I can't call him Captin Fingers cause that title goes to his buddy Lee Rittenhouse.
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I have got a 30 year dose of bob james
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Perfect Jazz on a not so perfect planer..Time l e s s . . . . . .
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melnstev1997 3
Bob James song Sun Runner is the most perfect and most beautiful compsiton in jazz music ever--- a close second is Take Five by Dave Brubeck and San Lorenzo. by Pat Metheny,. These 3 tunes deserve a place in Heaven.
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mikki.baker
This guy just keeps going and going...he is like the Energizer jazz artist! Consistently wonderful!
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BOB IS SO LIKE THAT HE GOT ME FEELING LIKE MAKIN LOVE DIGG THAT
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I'd love listen to Bob James' first album, not as a station but as a standalone recording. Is there a way to do this? They have the songs. Those need to be linked to him and his album, and then set out in the proper order. Like www.rdio.com does. BTW, Pandora just acquired Rdio. Maybe we'll this at Pandora soon.
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"Come on now; you can't just start teasing me, with Bob James. Another Artist I grew up listening to. Just keep handling yo business, you Ault to know by know what I love hearing. "
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Com'on, Lets go Bob! Absolute fantastic music from this guy and Fourplay.
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R u kidding me it a Bob James album I never heard about Greatest pianist that will ever be in Our times Yessir Bob James!!!
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Yet another understated & incomplete bio by Scott Yanow. C'mon Pandora!
To claim that Bob James produces essentially an instrumental pop set, jazzed up by R&B-ish soloists..we l l , it's simplistic & wrong. Listen to his work with Kirk Whalum and Foreplay! Tin ear critic.....
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Yes beautiful Bob James.
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A True Legend.
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Wonderful, soothing, light, and delightful. Thank you, Bob James!
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One of my all time best pianist, arrangers and collaborator s of jazz.
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You are correct Mike Jaye!!!
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Had the honor of watching him and the late, great Grover Washington Jr perform at Red Rocks. Classic!
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Westchester Soul BBQ.
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I think it's safe to say this bio lacks quite a few important points about Bob James. Most people flocked to Touchdown because of the hit Taxi from the TV series. Even though One had been out and was quite successful. His collaboratio n s with Kirk Whalum, Fourplay, Alexander Zonjic should all be mentioned. A very humble person and if you ever get the chance to talk to him, please do so.
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heatfanalex
Love this joint and being from Westchester, Fla.(small town suburbs of Miami) makes it even better! Love how real hip hop artist have sampled Bob James in their music.
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jruff61
There can only be one ...BOB JAMES
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Wow,!! you still got it .I "absolutely Love this track I'm CHILLING tonight
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Bob James - Wow!! Sir, you are THE essence of everything that became jazz to my father and then, to me, since I was 12, with "One," and "Night on Bald Mountain." Forty Bob James-kissed years since, I remain a faithful fan! Your artistry will become favorite of generations to come - A rare gift, indeed! Thank you!!
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Touchdown !!! One of my favorites from Bob James!!!
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Caribbean Nights!! Woo!! Love it!!
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Awesome....k e e p i n g it real!
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Alfoti1940
A true keyboard artist in every sense of the word!
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ALL I CAN SAY MORNING NOON AND NIGHT WITH BOB JAMES. DEBORAH..... . . . . . M
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This song was ahead of it's time, this is one of smooth jazz all time hits, it receives air time for a number of years, even to this day, I still enjoy the sound of the music, a crisp, lively beat, timeless
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Legend should be listed somewhere in the biography. Dude is amazing. Bio does not do him justice.
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What happened to Hillary James
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smooothake
Came home with Feel Like Making Love by Bob James and was told to give it a rest until it was determined that it was an album name not my official desire
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Dazzling!
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When shopping for an audio system in the '70s, the salesperson used Heads / Night Crawler as a demo tune and sold me a system. More importantly, he sold me on Bob James. Been a constant fan since then. Always top drawer, especially in his choice of collaborator s .
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Simply got it goin on love ya Bro!!!
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This cat, along with all of his collaborater s , have always been rock solid!
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what happened to bob james 3 which catapoled as well as a staple in comercially astute and professional y acculades in music...DLLs r o f A t l . G a .
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Just plain and simple 40 plus years and still getting better
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It's late October/got Bob James on my smart phone/stuck in Hawaii/ sweet!
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I cannot believe that Bob James's contribution to the hip-hop genre was not mentioned in his bio. He is certainly one of the most sampled artists in hip-hop history. That is definitely noteworthy, to say the least.
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I'm sorry but didn't Bob James and Janet Jackson collaborate on a toon called (Making Love in the Rain)?
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Bob...you are definitely smooth. Taking it back!!!
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Bob james3,4&coo l with Earl klugh simply COOL!!!
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Being from NY...& specifically , Westchester; to me, Bob James really defined the sounds of this area during the 70's & early 80's--with stuff like this tune, & Angela's theme (theme from 'Taxi'), etc...the incredible lush strings against (with) the keyboards & rhythm! They just don't make music like this anymore....( r e : 'Westchester Lady')
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Trevor Gordon,
30 years ago

To put it in a nut shell, Bob james is the best, he is second to none,
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I first heard Bob James theme song from tv show Taxi and I have found a lot of his music, jazzy, innovative and down-right rhythmatic. Makes me want to dance and at least tap my foot and/or tap out the beat with my fingers!
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The first time I remember hearing Bob James was on (WHUR) Howard University Radio during their early years, the song was Feel Like Making Love on the Bob James One album and I was sold. I have never stopped listening to the guy, and he still sounds great.
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Bob James....He just has this super rhythmic beat. I've been into him since BJ2. I just love that era of jazz with Her big Hancock's Chameleon, Eric Gale's Ginseng Woman, Grover Washington's , Mr Magic, Lonnie Liston Smith's Expansion, etc. There is just something about that whole sound that still gets to my soul. Since then, Bob just continues to put out great music that resonates with me and I always look forward to his new adventures!
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