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Bob James - Two (1975) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015  Music

Posted by Designol at March 15, 2016
Bob James - Two (1975) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

Bob James - Two (1975) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz | Label: Tappan Zee | # VICJ-61715 | Time: 00:41:53

This album is the second of a series of jazz-funk classics (along with One, Three and BJ4). Released in 1975, this album charted at number two on the Jazz Album Charts. The track "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" is one of the most widely used tracks in hip-hop breakbeat samples.
Earl Klugh & Bob James - Two of a Kind (1982) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Earl Klugh & Bob James - Two of a Kind (1982) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | Full Scan Covers | MU, RS | 773 MB 3% recovery
1982 | Genre: Jazz | Label: Capitol | SMAS-512244 | US pressing
Rated 4 out of 5 star by AllMusic Guide
Reached #1 on Billboard Jazz Albums 1983

Keyboardist Bob James and acoustic guitarist Earl Klugh struck gold with this session, recently reissued on CD. The formula hasn't changed much in succeeding years. Both Klugh and James are capable musicians; they demonstrated on this collection of light, innocuous melodies and occasionally interesting backbeats a high degree of professionalism. Klugh is a first-rate guitarist whose solos are concise and nicely delivered, but frequently sound thin. James' piano and electric keyboard playing is a puzzling combination of flawlessness and lifelessness.
(Ron Wynn - AllMusic Guide)

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, 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)  Music

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 James - One, Two, Three & BJ4 (2003) [2CDs] {CTI/Metro}

Bob James - One, Two, Three & BJ4 (2003) [2CDs] {CTI/Metro}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 852MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

An entry within Metro Doubles series, One, Two, Three & BJ4: The Legendary Albums is a two-CD set containing Bob James' first four albums, presented in chronological order. The set is a good way to pick up these four James' discs – not only is it a convenient, concise way to get the records, but they're presented well with good liner notes, including track-by-track commentary by Chris Ingham.

Bob James & Keiko Matsui - Altair & Vega (2011) [Repost]  Music

Posted by juanchito at March 17, 2014
Bob James & Keiko Matsui - Altair & Vega (2011) [Repost]

Bob James & Keiko Matsui - Altair & Vega (2011)
Genre: Jazz | NTSC 720x480 (4:3) 29.97fps 6634 - 7553kbps
Audio: LPCM 2.0 ch.. | 2.61 GB (DVD5) | 5% Recovery
Length: 00:45:10 | Uploaded/Bitshare/Freakshare | Links are interchangable
Bob James - Rhodes Scholar: Jazz-Funk Classics 1974-1982 2CD (2013)

Bob James - Rhodes Scholar: Jazz-Funk Classics 1974-1982 2CD (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 144:19 min | 331 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk | Label: Soul Temple Entertainment

2013 two CD collection. Legendary keyboardist and composer Bob James is one of the major architects of the '70s jazz-funk sound, and is also notorious among a younger generation raised on hip hop. His early albums have been plundered for samples countless times, and his tunes "Nautilus" and "(Take Me To The) Mardi Gras" are two of the most revered b-boy classics, acknowledged as musical foundations of the hip hop movement. Amazingly, until now there has been no collection that focused on the funkiest side of the keyboardist's vast catalog, the years when his instrument of choice was the classic Fender Rhodes electric piano.
Bob James & David Sanborn - Quartette Humaine (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Bob James & David Sanborn - Quartette Humaine (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 55:32 minutes | 1,15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Quartette Humaine is Bob James and David Sanborn’s first collaboration since their celebrated GRAMMY award-winning album, Double Vision. The set features seven new originals and two James-arranged standards. Steve Gadd and James Genus join the duo. The album is filled with melodic improvisations and beautiful tones. An absolute masterpiece.

Bob James & Keiko Matsui - Altair & Vega (2011)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Jan. 17, 2012
Bob James & Keiko Matsui - Altair & Vega (2011)

Bob James & Keiko Matsui - Altair & Vega (2011)
DVD5 | Video: NTSC 720x480 (4:3) | Audio: LPCM Stereo | 2.6 Gb | Scans | Time: 45:10
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Classical | Tappan Zee Records, Inc./eOne Music | EOM-CD-2125A

This stellar work contains the elements of classical music combined with the influences of both Matsui and James thus creating a work that is partially written and partially improvised adding a lovely depth of feeling and intimate connection of artistic expression. The title of this piano duet release, Altair & Vega, refers to a Japanese folkloric tale about two stars in the galaxy that cross paths only once a year. The bonus DVD of a concert the two performed in 2010 in Pittsburgh at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild clearly reveals a shared admiration and respect.