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James, Bob 1939-

Works: 460 works in 1,003 publications in 4 languages and 9,937 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television music  Jazz  Saxophone music (Jazz) 
Roles: Performer, Author, Instrumentalist, Arranger, Conductor, Composer, Other, Compiler, Singer, Originator, Producer
Classifications: M1366.J3, 781.65
Publication Timeline
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 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taxi ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 354 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 348 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 )
24 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jazz icons ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features unseen unique performances from four of the artistis in the second series of Jazz Icons
Joy ride by Bob James( Recording )
9 editions published in 1999 in 4 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All-time top 100 TV themes ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 251 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 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Another great combination of straight-ahead jazz and contemporary jazz from Fourplay
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 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Straight up by Bob James Trio( Recording )
5 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quartette humaine by Bob James( Recording )
10 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Playin' hooky by Bob James( Recording )
3 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Touchdown by Bob James( Recording )
17 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cool by Bob James( Recording )
6 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One on one by Bob James( Recording )
22 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rameau by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Recording )
5 editions published in 1984 and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grand piano canyon by Bob James( Recording )
11 editions published in 1990 in 4 languages and held by 147 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
Mister Magic by Grover Washington( Recording )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ivory Coast by Bob James( Recording )
14 editions published in 1988 in 5 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.13 for All-time t ... to 0.37 for Jazz icons ...)
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James, BJ
James, Robert 1939-
English (53)
German (12)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (2)