This is the original Bob James; his very first album, in fact, recorded at age 22 (and produced by Quincy Jones) as a prize for winning the 1962 Collegiate Jazz Festival. The album was recorded between August 13-15, 1962. The cover features a drawing of Bob James playing the piano.
"This collection, largely bop in its approach, is astonishing in its precocious reach, featuring two James originals: the intriguing "Quest" and the daringly impressionistic "Trilogy" that involves the playing of oil drums, temple blocks, and golf balls, among other things. The trio acquits itself well with the varied, ambitious material...Impressive trio work, great spirit." -Judith Schlesinger, allmusic.com
Numbered, Limited Edition
Only 500 Copies
Bob James, piano
Ron Brooks, bass
Robert Pozar, drums
1. A Moment's Notice
3. The Night We Called It a Day
2. My Love from "Candide"
3. Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
4. Birk's Works