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Bob James - H (1980) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

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Bob James - H (1980) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

Bob James - H (1980) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | 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.

VA - Breaks Sessions [2CD Set] (2002)

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VA - Breaks Sessions [2CD Set] (2002)

VA - Breaks Sessions [2CD Set] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 783 MB | Scans
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul, Funk | Label: Sessions | Catalog Number: SESHDCD205

Here are the articled funky beats that hip-hop DJs can’t stop diggin’ in the crates for – including rare grooves aplenty. What’s more, there’s soul, jazz and a message or two to go with those killer breaks. As sampled by everyone in rap - including you?

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

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

Bob James & Nathan East - The New Cool (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 161 Mb
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 Trio - Feel Like Making LIVE! (2022)

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Bob James Trio - Feel Like Making LIVE! (2022)

Bob James Trio - Feel Like Making LIVE! (2022)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Evosound, EVSA933MB | ~ 460 or 181 Mb
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080p, 23,976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
Dolby TrueHD 7.1, 48 kHz, 24-bit / LPCM 2.0, 96 kHz, 24-bit
Smooth Jazz

Limited MQA-CD + Blu-ray edition. Feel Like Making LIVE! Includes James's most well known hits like 'Angela', 'Maputo', 'Westchester Lady' and 'Nautilus' as well as an instrumental cover of Elton John 's 'Rocket Man'. This new jazz trio live-in-the-studio concert film was stylishly filmed in 4K and recorded in high resolution audio and is available as a MQA-CD with Blu-ray…

Bob James - Touchdown (1978) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

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Bob James - Touchdown (1978) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

Bob James - Touchdown (1978) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | 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 - Heads (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

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Bob James - Heads (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

Bob James - Heads (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Fusion | Label: Tappan Zee | # VICJ-61718 | Time: 00:42:38

This CD holds a very special place in the heart of every true Bob James fan. This may be due in no small part to its sentimental value in relation to nostalgia. HEADS has an overtly sexual quality to it, as may be seen through it's titles (and the number five itself). Musically, it has much to offer. The title song features the interesting sound of the Oberheim polyphonic synth's "tinkle bells". The tour-de-force of the CD is his uptempo version of "We're All Alone", featuring pianist Richard Tee. Bob rides the disco wave in on his version of Peter Frampton's "I'm In You". Both this and the original version of "Nightcrawler" feature saxophonist David Sanborn. Grover Washington, Jr. adds his special touch on "You Are So Beautiful". HEADS closes with an adaptation of Baroque composer Henry Purcell's "One Loving Night", something which can only be skillfully done by arrangers such as Bob James and Don Sebesky. With HEADS, you win!

Bob James - BJ4 (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015 [Re-Up]

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Bob James - BJ4 (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015 [Re-Up]

Bob James - BJ 4 (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
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.

Till Brönner & Bob James - On Vacation (2020)

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Till Brönner & Bob James - On Vacation (2020)

Till Brönner & Bob James - On Vacation (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:03:11 | 353 Mb
Smooth Jazz | Label: Sony Masterworks

Together with jazz legend and Grammy award winner Bob James, trumpeter Till Brönner – Germany’s most successful jazz musician – has transformed holiday moods into a multi-layered sound painting. Close your eyes and dream: “On Vacation is first and foremost a feeling for me and we have transformed this feeling into music,” explains Brönner Virtuosic, full of creative love for refined details and at the same time of the greatest possible nonchalance, Brönner and James create an imaginative and sonorous music for inspiration, reflection and daydreaming.

Bob James - Three (1976) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

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Bob James - Three (1976) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

Bob James - Three (1976) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Tappan Zee | # VICJ-61716 | Time: 00:41:31

By Three, Bob James – the pianist, composer, and arranger – was deep into jazz-funk. The five tracks here reflect his obsession with hard, danceable grooves that take as much from the soul-jazz book as they do his years with CTI. Using many of the same session players he bonded with at his former label – including Eric Gale, Hugh McCracken, Hubert Laws, Will Lee, and Harvey Mason – and a large host of stellar horn players (among them Lew Soloff and Jon Faddis), James offers five selections of simple but fun jazz-pop.

Idris Muhammad - My Turn (1993)

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Idris Muhammad - My Turn (1993)

Idris Muhammad - My Turn (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included | 00:50:05
Crossover Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Jazz Pop, Jazz-Funk | Label: Lipstick | # LIP 8902-2

Although Idris Muhammad was employed as a sideman on his share of soul-jazz sessions in the '70s, the drummer hasn't been terribly visible as a leader. So it came as a pleasant surprise when, in 1993, he sat in the driver's seat for My Turn, a decent collection of jazz-pop, soul-jazz, and R&B employing such big names as Grover Washington, Jr. (tenor and soprano sax), Randy Brecker (trumpeter and flügelhorn), Hiram Bullock (electric guitar), and Bob James (electric keyboards). Not unlike the type of project Muhammad would have gone for in the '70s, My Turn is far from straight-ahead hard bop but isn't a so-called "elevator jazz" date either. R&B, pop, and funk considerations are emphasized, but not at the expense of improvisational freedom. Washington and Brecker get in some inspired solos on tunes ranging from pianist Neal Creqe's funky "Dracula" to Washington's congenial "Happenstance," and Muhammad does a nice job combining pop and soul's accessibility with jazz's spontaneity. Those who like their crossover meaty instead of fluffy should enjoy this CD.

Bob James - Two (1975) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

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Bob James - Two (1975) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015

Bob James - Two (1975) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
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.

Paul Desmond - Skylark (1974) {2003 CTI/Epic Legacy}

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Paul Desmond - Skylark (1974) {2003 CTI/Epic Legacy}

Paul Desmond - Skylark (1974) {2003 CTI/Epic Legacy}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 289 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 128 mb
Genre: jazz

Skylark is a 1974 album by American jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond with a bit of help from Gabor Szabo, along with Ron Carter, Ralph MacDonald, Jack DeJohnette, Bob James and others. This is the 2003 remaster released by CTI/Epic Legacy.

Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson - Cherry (1972) {2002 King Japan} **[RE-UP]**

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Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson - Cherry (1972) {2002 King Japan} **[RE-UP]**

Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson - Cherry (1972) {2002 King Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 233 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 105 mb
Genre: jazz, jazz funk

Cherry is the 1972 album by Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson, who are also joined by Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Bob James, and Cornell Dupree. Released by CTI, this CD is the Japanese remaster that came out on 25 July, 2002 through the King label in Japan.