2001 Bob James Anthology

Bob James - Rhodes Scholar Jazz: Funk Classics 1974-1982 (2CD) (2013)

Bob James - Rhodes Scholar Jazz: Funk Classics 1974-1982 (2CD) (2013)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 332 mb
Genre: jazz, smooth jazz, jazz pop

Rhodes Scholar Jazz: Funk Classics 1974-1982 is a 2CD compilation of American jazz keyboardist Bob James. It highlights his work on bothj CTI and Tappan Zee/Columbia featuring a few of his well known hits and album track classics, some of which have become the core of samples in hip-hop and electronica songs.

Bob James - In Hi-Fi (2003)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Oct. 30, 2016
Bob James - In Hi-Fi (2003)

Bob James - In Hi-Fi (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 382 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Audio Fidelity | Catalog Number: AFZ 009

14 favorites compiled by Bob James from the Tappan Zee years. Making this collection even more special are Bob's own liner notes giving his personal insights into each of the recordings. The master of smooth jazz delivers his first audiophile release and AUDIO FIDELITY has it. Some of his favorites in the collection are Angela, Westchester Lady, Rush Hour, and Spunky.

Il mondo secondo Bob - James Bowen  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at July 21, 2016
Il mondo secondo Bob - James Bowen

Il mondo secondo Bob - James Bowen
Italian | 2015 | 239 Pages | ISBN: 882005745X | EPUB | 342.61 KB

A volte un incontro può cambiarti la vita. Lo sa bene James, musicista di strada con un passato di droga e alcol, che ha raggiunto la popolarità grazie al suo amico Bob, un irresistibile gatto rosso che un giorno ha bussato alla sua porta e non ha più voluto andare via. Si dice infatti che siano i gatti a sceglierti e non viceversa. Correva l'anno 2007 e da allora i due non si sono mai più separati: due anime gemelle pronte ad aiutarsi per curare le ferite di una vita non sempre facile. James ha dato a Bob la sua amicizia, un posto caldo in cui dormire e lo ha nutrito…

Bob James - H (1980) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015  Music

Posted by Designol at April 12, 2016
Bob James - H (1980) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

Bob James - H (1980) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Tappan Zee | # VICJ-61721 | Time: 00:42:00

Bob James H was released in 1980 on his Tappan Zee imprint during his great run that began with Touchdown in 1978. Its immediate predecessor is the One on One duet album with Earl Klugh. James recorded it in the same way he'd been making records since joining CTI in the early 1970s: with a large, all-star studio group paired with a couple of top-flight soloists. The former group included trumpeter Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker, and Eddie Daniels; the latter features Grover Washington, Jr., Hiram Bullock, Airto Moreira, and Buddy Williams. Of course, hovering over everything is James' trademark piano, full of lovely if rote grooves and fills. The music revolves around breezy, easy themes and colorations, where the new contemporary (later, "smooth") jazz met lithe cinematic-style orchestral themes with some neat and tidy funk overtones. "Brighton by the Sea," with a tough soprano solo by Washington is a great example. Airto's hand percussion plays counterpoint to Williams drums, Gary King's deep, fretless, funk bassline holds the groove and Grover moves right into it, and then soars above it.

Bob James - Touchdown (1978) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015  Music

Posted by Designol at April 6, 2016
Bob James - Touchdown (1978) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

Bob James - Touchdown (1978) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Tappan Zee | # VICJ-61719 | Time: 00:38:15

Bob James' most enduring recording is perhaps one of his least adventurous. Full of simple laid-back melodies, light, airy grooves, and quiet backdrops, it's a smooth jazz "masterpiece." It's an enduring part of his catalog and was the launch pad for many movie and television projects, and for a string of hit recordings for the Warner label in the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. In effect, it insured his financial security for the future. The set is notable for its heavyweight cast including David Sanborn, Ron Carter, Idris Muhammad, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Hubert Laws, and Earl Klugh. It also netted the monster hit "Angela (Theme from Taxi)," which continued to get airplay on smooth jazz stations into the 21st century. James is a highly developed pianist, arranger, and composer, and while the music here is as safe as milk, it nonetheless spoke to millions.

Bob James - BJ4 (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015  Music

Posted by Designol at March 31, 2016
Bob James - BJ4 (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

Bob James - BJ 4 (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz Pop, Fusion | Label: Tappan Zee | # VICJ-61717 | Time: 00:41:11

BJ 4 starts off promising with a flugelhorn solo from the great Art Farmer, but the music soon sinks into pure commercialism. Bob James' keyboards are always prominent, as are the rather mechanical rhythms churned out by bassist Gary King, drummer Steve Gadd, and percussionist Ralph MacDonald. Although there are some catchy moments, the six selections (which all clock in between almost five and almost seven minutes) never seem to travel anywhere. Farmer, flutist Hubert Laws and guitarist Eric Gale have short solos that are primarily used as props and for contrast before James takes back complete control. The occasional strings and woodwinds make the light funk music here seem a bit Muzaky, so this is one to skip.
Bob James, Nathan East - The New Cool (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Bob James, Nathan East - The New Cool (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 53:28 minutes | 590 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

After 25 years of collaboration, Bob James and Nathan East are set to release their debut duo album The New Cool in September on Yamaha Entertainment Group. The New Cool marks new territory for legendary jazz pianist Bob James and bassist Nathan East, who’ve spent decades playing together in contemporary jazz quartet Fourplay but never before as an official duo.
Bob James & Nathan East - The New Cool (2015) [Japanese Edition]

Bob James & Nathan East - The New Cool (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 169 Mb
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Yamaha | # YCCW-10264 | Time: 00:56:41

After 25 years of collaboration, Bob James and Nathan East are set to release their debut duo album The New Cool in September on Yamaha Entertainment Group. The New Cool marks new territory for legendary jazz pianist Bob James and bassist Nathan East, who’ve spent decades playing together in contemporary jazz quartet Fourplay but never before as an official duo. “The more I played with Nathan over the course of many live performances and spanning more than 20 years, the more in sync we were whether or not we had the anchor of the drums,” says James. “Something special happens when we only have each other’s notes to play off of, when the music is totally exposed.” Recorded entirely in Nashville, Tennessee, the album is a collection of original material contributed by both James and East, along with a small selection of standards. The duo’s musicianship is laid bare in a soulful reimagining of Irving Berlin’s “How Deep is the Ocean,” while the pair is joined by strings and woodwinds for a surprising take on Willie Nelson’s classic country hit 'Crazy'.

Bob James & Nathan East - The New Cool (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 21, 2015
Bob James & Nathan East - The New Cool (2015)

Bob James & Nathan East - The New Cool (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 53:19 min | 123 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Yamaha Entertainment Group

After 25 years of collaboration, Bob James and Nathan East are set to release their debut duo album The New Cool in September on Yamaha Entertainment Group. The New Cool marks new territory for legendary jazz pianist Bob James and bassist Nathan East, who’ve spent decades playing together in contemporary jazz quartet Fourplay but never before as an official duo. “The more I played with Nathan over the course of many live performances and spanning more than 20 years, the more in sync we were whether or not we had the anchor of the drums,” says James. “Something special happens when we only have each other’s notes to play off of, when the music is totally exposed.”

Bob Dylan - Anthology by Bob Dylan  

Posted by thingska at Jan. 11, 2015
Bob Dylan - Anthology by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan - Anthology by Bob Dylan
English | Jan 1, 1992 | ISBN: 0825612403 | 200 Pages | PDF | 8,9 MB