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Bob James

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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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Albums by
Bob James

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    11 songs

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    The New Cool

    13 songs

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    Christmas Eyes

    11 songs

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    Morning, Noon, & Night

    10 songs

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    Bold Conceptions

    12 songs

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    Alone: Kaleidoscope by Solo Piano

    28 songs

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    Restoration

    10 songs

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    Taxi - The Genie

    11 songs

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    Angels of Shanghai

    10 songs

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    Urban Flamingo

    11 songs

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    Dancing on the Water

    12 songs

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    Joy Ride

    10 songs

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    Playin' Hooky

    10 songs

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    Restless

    8 songs

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    All Around the Town

    6 songs

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    Bj Four

    5 songs

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    Dancing on the Water

    9 songs

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    Straight Up

    7 songs

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    12

    6 songs

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    Foxie

    6 songs

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    Hands Down

    6 songs

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    One

    6 songs

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    The Swan

    5 songs

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    Touchdown

    6 songs

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    Two

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Top Songs by
Bob James

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  2.   Restless
  3.   Raise the Roof
  4.   Love Is Where
  5.   Canto y la Danza by Nathan East
  6.   My Love
  7.   The New Cool by Nathan East
  8.   Feel Like Making Love
  9.   Mind Games
  10.   Angela
  11.   Take Me to the Mardi Gras
  12.   Nautilus
  13.   Personent Hodie (Sing Aloud on This Day)
  14.   Creepin'
  15.   Shamboozie
  16.   Restoration
  17.   Night Crawler
  18.   Svengali
  19.   Wings for Sarah
  20.   Oliver's Bag by Nathan East
  21.   Westchester Lady
  22.   The Walkman
  23.   Here Let My Life
  24.   Do What You Gotta Do
  25.   Gin House Blues
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Bob James

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    Smooth Jazz Instrumentals

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    Funk

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    Smooth Jazz

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    Jazz

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    Jazz Christmas

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    Modern Jazz

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    '70s Deep Dive

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    Late Night Jazz

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    Classic Jazz [Non-Voc]

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    Classic Jazz


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