Bob James One on 180g Import LP
The career of Bob James is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn. From his first days in Marshall, Missouri, the music of Bob James has captivated audiences throughout the world. Discovered by Quincy Jones at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival in 1963, James recorded his debut trio album, Bold Conceptions, that year for Mercury Records.
58 albums and innumerable awards would follow through five decades. He honed his skills working with Creed Taylor, working on albums for artists like Hank Crawford, Grover Washington, Jr, among others. While with CTI, James found great popular success overseeing significant hits for Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Maynard Ferguson, and Kenny Loggins.
In 1974, James finally recorded his first solo album, One, which launched a lifelong career of recording and performing live. For the sessions, James enlisted a string of experienced jazz players including Steve Gadd and Idris Muhammad on drums, Grover Washington on saxophone and Gary King on bass. Led by the maestro himself on keyboards, One is a lush, experimental jazz funk record, excitingly hovering at the forefront of where music can take your soul.
Produced by Creed Taylor and recorded at the famous Van Gelder Studios, the 6-song set is a monument of progressive musical greatness. Classic stuff, highlighted by the B-Boy anthem "Nautilus," which is famous for being one of the most sampled songs in hip hop history. Gatefold 180g vinyl reissue with liner notes.
Bob James One Track Listing:
1. Valley Of The Shadows
2. In The Garden
4. Night On Bald Mountain
5. Feel Like Making Love