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. He was discovered by Quincy Jones at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival in 1963. 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 own album, One, which launched a lifelong career of recording and performing live.
On Bob James' first solo studio album One, he enlisted a string of experienced Jazz players including Steve Gadd and Idris Muhammad on drums, Grover Washington on sax and Gary King on bass. Led by the maestro himself on keyboards, One (1974) 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 record is a monument of progressive musical greatness. Liner notes are included inside the gatefold sleeve. Classic stuff, must have!
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Pressing
1. Valley Of The Shadows
2. In The Garden
1. Night On Bald Mountain
2. Feel Like Making Love