(2018) Two

Bob James

... read moreBob James largely defined pop/jazz crossover in the '70s. Two, reissued by Koch, is typical of his output. Mixing together aspects of pop, R&B and classical with just a touch of jazz, James (heard throughout on electric keyboards) put the emphasis on catchy melodies and lightly funky rhythms. The...

38′:24″ 6 Songs

1
Bob James
Take Me To The Mardi Gras
5:49
2
Bob James
I Feel A Song (In My Heart)
5:28
3
Bob James
The Golden Apple
7:19
4
Bob James
Farandole
8:25
5
Bob James
You're As Right As Rain
5:29
6
Bob James
Dream Journey
5:54
Released 29 May 2018, 1975 Tappan Zee Records under license to Evolution Ltd.

Review

Bob James largely defined pop/jazz crossover in the '70s. Two, reissued by Koch, is typical of his output. Mixing together aspects of pop, R&B and classical with just a touch of jazz, James (heard throughout on electric keyboards) put the emphasis on catchy melodies and lightly funky rhythms. The results range from insipid to pleasant, with a brass section, a string section, and vocalists (including Patti Austin) utilized to create what is essentially background music. ~ Scott Yanow