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James, Bob 1939-

Works: 417 works in 1,148 publications in 4 languages and 10,598 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television music  Jazz  Saxophone music (Jazz) 
Roles: Performer, Author, Instrumentalist, Arranger, Conductor, Composer, Other, Compiler, Singer, Producer, Originator
Classifications: M1366.J3, 781.65
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Most widely held works about Bob James
Most widely held works by Bob James
Dancing on the water by Bob James( Recording )

10 editions published in 2001 in 5 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxi( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louie De Palma is a cantankerous taxi dispatcher for a New York City taxi company. He tries to maintain order over the varied collection of strange characters who drive for him. As he bullies and insults them from the safety of his "cage," they form a special bond among themselves, becoming friends and supporting each other through the inevitable trials and tribulations of life
As long as you're living yours the music of Keith Jarrett by Keith Jarrett( Recording )

4 editions published in 2000 in Undetermined and English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an artist is feted as Keith Jarrett is on this tribute, it's usually thanks to compositional contributions that have enriched the jazz firmament. Jarrett's contributions are arguably more through force of personality and prodigious piano artistry than through his compositional output. That aside, producer Milan Simich delivers this 13-tune set as an eclectic tribute to Jarrett's writing. Reminiscent of Hal Willner's That's the Way I Feel Now tribute to Thelonious Monk and Meditations on Mingus , Simich has assembled a cast ranging from pop artist Bruce Hornsby, whose piano chops enliven the New Orleans second-line opener "Backhand," to the tender duo of violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and electric pianist Bob James on the understated "Book of Ways #9." Also notable are saxophonist Jimmy Greene and programmer Lord Jamar's minimalist take on "The Cure." Jarrett's oeuvre ranges from gospel pastiche to classical romance to a decided Ornette Coleman influence. The latter influence drives "Innocence," featuring George Garzone on tenor sax, and "Shades of Jazz", with Joe Lovano and Tom Harrell recalling Ornette and Don Cherry's spirited front line. Departures include Chucho Valdes's sprawling Cuban chops on "U Dance" and a rumbero treatment of Jarrett's "So Tender" from Nueva Rumba. The only solo track is a gentle lament from D.D. Jackson. --Willard Jenkins
Double vision by Bob James( Recording )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joy ride by Bob James( Recording )

10 editions published in 1999 in 4 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz icons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features unseen unique performances from four of the artistis in the second series of Jazz Icons
All-time top 100 TV themes( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From early classics like The Lone Ranger to modern-day hits including Friends, this two-disc collection offers up 100 classic TV themes
Let's touch the sky by Fourplay (Musical group)( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another great combination of straight-ahead jazz and contemporary jazz from Fourplay
Straight up by Bob James Trio( Recording )

5 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two by Bob James( Recording )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esprit de four by Fourplay (Musical group)( Recording )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playin' hooky by Bob James( Recording )

7 editions published in 1997 in 4 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quartette humaine by Bob James( Recording )

12 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quartette Humaine is the first creative collaboration between keyboardist-composer Bob James and alto saxophonist David Sanborn since their million-selling, Grammy-winning album, Double Vision, twenty-five years ago. With Quartette Humaine, James and Sanborn eschew the pop and R&B production values that mark large chunks of their careers and offer instead an all-acoustic quartet recital consisting of six new compositions by James, three pieces by Sanborn and a James-arranged standard
Touchdown by Bob James( Recording )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rameau by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Recording )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One on one by Bob James( Recording )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cool by Bob James( Recording )

7 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand piano canyon by Bob James( Recording )

11 editions published in 1990 in 4 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James composed most of these tunes which have a familiar pop and smooth sound that carries memorable tunes such as Bare Bones and ...Stop That
Ivory Coast by Bob James( Recording )

14 editions published in 1988 in 5 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mister Magic by Grover Washington( Recording )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bob James americk hudebnk

Bob James amerikansk jazzmusiker

Bob James claviriste et compositeur de jazz amricain

Bob James teclista, arreglista y productor de smooth jazz estadounidense

Bob James US-amerikanischer Jazz Keyboarder und Komponist

James, BJ

James, Robert 1939-

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English (56)

German (14)

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