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Bob James

Bob James
Born: Dec 25, 1939 in Marshall, MO
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Genre: Jazz
Biography: Bob James' recordings have practically defined pop/jazz and crossover during the past few decades. Very influenced by pop and movie music, James has often featured R&B-ish soloists (most notably Grover Washington, Jr.) who add a jazz touch to what is essentially an instrumental pop set. He actually started ...Read full biography
Straight Up
Released: 1996
Label: Warner Jazz
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This record is an unexpected treat. Bob James has had a lucrative career writing and playing crossover jazz/pop. Although he had actually started his career with a straight-ahead trio date for Mercury ...Read full review
Joined at the Hip
Released: 1996
Label: Warner Bros.
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Bob James learned the value of give and take between musicians, along with the fine art of collaboration, from his early experiences on the road with mentor Sarah Vaughan. Later, when he became an artist ...Read full review