Bob James is a pianist and keyboardist born in Marshall, Missouri, on December 25, 1938. He started playing the piano at the age of four. In 1962 Quincy Jones signed him to an album deal with Mercury Records.
During the 80’s, Bob James’ works were closer to pop and electronic music.
Hands Down is his most representative work. It’s a very popular record and a great example of the “Smooth Jazz” style.
A1 Spunky (6:59)
A2 Macumba (5:11)
A3 Shamboozie (5:17)
B1 Janus (5:51)
B2 Roberta (6:53)
B3 It’s Only Me (5:24)
Gary King (bass)
Bob James (piano)
Leonard ‘Doc’ Gibbs, Jr. (percussion)
Dave Taylor (trombone)
Jon Faddis (trumpet)
Eddie Daniels (woodwind)
Producer: Bob James
Tappan Zee Records – FC 38067 (1982)
Bob James, Hands Down, Tappan Zee Records, 1982 Jazzespresso Jazz Magazine – copyright 2020
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