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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bob James. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bob James, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bob James. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bob James, often where they are interviewed.

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The Bob James Interview

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With the passing of Dave Brubeck this week it brought again to the forefront the idea of bold conceivers.

Those who can compose and arrange and orchestrate. Those who can read music and those who have that element of street music the swagger, the smoothness, the focus.

The ability to listen to the hip cake bass lines of Gary King.  the opportunity to conduct and arrange big bands for movie soundtracks and national television programs and the occasional wah wah pedal  parts for the old farmer Joe Beck.

My guest today is a bold conceiver who caught the eye of Quincy Jones at a music festival in Indiana. His trio in the mid-sixties was the most formidable in the mid west. Somewhere Dave is smiling!

My guest was a  core component of Creed Taylor's stable of musicians. His music was the fusing of rock and jazz with the implementation of symphonic sound. It epitomized the early seventies and brought to prominence the classic breakbeat albums that crate diggers lust for.

It has continued to Blood Sweat and Tears to Earl Klugh to Harvey Mason to funk in a mason jar to Grover Washington in north Philadelphia wailing away with Richard Tee.

The visceral quality of music is evident everyday of my life. Its that place in music where you listen and hear. You can hear the intuitive senses to support, listen and lead. And you can listen to the endorphins  popping as the collective unit reaches the height of the climax.

Bob James welcome to the JFS....

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Sep 14 2020 · 1hr 14mins
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Bob James - Legendary Musician, Producer and Wonderful Guy

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The career of Bob James is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn. From his childhood in Marshall, Missouri to present day, the music of this artist has captivated audiences throughout the world.

Discovered by Quincy Jones in 1963, James recorded his first solo album “Bold Conceptions” that year for Mercury Records. Fifty-eight albums and world wide recognition would follow through five decades as an award winning pianist, composer, music director and producer. While James has established himself as a true original in the jazz world, his music has also had a profound effect on the history of Hip Hop. His songs “Nautilus” and “Take Me to Mardi Gras” are among the most sampled in Hip Hop history.

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Jul 27 2020 · 1hr 10mins

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7/2/20 - Bob James

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This somewhat anonymous smooth jazz musician’s catalog has maybe been sampled in more hip hop songs than any other artist. He was discovered by Quincy Jones and wrote an iconic tv show theme.
Jul 02 2020 · 24mins
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Follow Me 87.6FM- Ed 187-New and Special Bob James -Kim Waters-

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Playlist:
Bob James Feat: Grover Washington, Jr. And David Sanborn-Brighton by the Sea-More Than Friends
Eugene Botos Feat Andrey Chmut – For Eliane---NEW
Kirk Whalum - All i Do
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Kim Waters-Boo´d up-NEW-Go Go Smooth
Will Doming- Close to you-NEW
Nick Colione-Let´s Get Serious-NEW
Skinny Hightower -Lily-NEW
Oli Silk Feat: Vincent Ingala- New Bounce-NEW
Brian Culberston feat: Mr. Talkbox & Marcus Anderson- Get Up!
Smoove Turrell-It aint Wor King
Marcus Anderson Feat Tim Bowman -Just a Taste-NEW
Michael J Thomas- Sippin the Yak
Darren Rahn- Infinite Love
Vincent Ingala- Caught Me By Surprise
Will Donato-You Got This-NEW
Spyro Gyra -Shaker Song
Motow Moe- Sunday Drive-NEW
Boney James- Solid
Steve Bedi- Living it up
Urban Soul- Golden State
David Garfield Feat: Smokey Robinson-David Samborn-Michael Macdonald- One Like You-NEW
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Phil Collins Big Band- Feat: Gerald Albright, Klaus Doldinger, Sadao Watanabe, James Carter, George Duke
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Ep. 14 | Bob James "Nautilus" - Director's Commentary (Interview)

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In this special "Director's Commentary" edition of Let the Record Show, hosts Mike Pizzo and Warren Peace sit down with legendary jazz producer Bob James to discuss his seminal 1974 track "Nautilus", which has been sampled in countless hip-hop songs (over 400 according to WhoSampled). Peace and Pizzo talk to Bob about the origins of the track "Nautilus." As a special treat, they also get his reaction to a handful of golden era rap classics from Run DMC, Slick Rick, Eric B & Rakim, Main Source, and Ghostface Killah which sampled the track, as the cuts spin on vinyl.

Listen to the songs discussed in this episode via Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/letther...

Aug 22 2019 · 31mins
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Bob James of Silent Theory

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This interview was originally aired on 12-11-17 on the internet radio station cave radio. We had a lot of fun talking to Bob and this band is awesome! We love to support these guys and no one we've ever referred to Silent Theory is even slightly disappointed! They have a hard rock/Linkin Park kind of sound that they've made their own and after every song you're left wanting more! Enjoy the episode and thank you for listening!

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Jul 09 2019 · 37mins
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TRUTH IN RHYTHM Podcast: Leonard 'Doc' Gibbs (Grover Washington, Bob James), Part 2 of 2

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Brought to you by FUNKNSTUFF.NET and hosted by Scott Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on THE ONE: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview show that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music’s foremost masters of the groove. Featured in Part 2 of 2: Jazz-funk percussionist Leonard […]
Apr 02 2019 · 38mins
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TRUTH IN RHYTHM Podcast: Leonard 'Doc' Gibbs (Grover Washington, Bob James), Part 1 of 2

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Brought to you by FUNKNSTUFF.NET and hosted by Scott Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on THE ONE: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview show that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music’s foremost masters of the groove. Featured in Part 1 of 2: Jazz-funk percussionist Leonard […]
Apr 02 2019 · 50mins
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Music Talks - Guest Talks with Bob James

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It was such a privilege to speak with legendary Jazz pianist Bob James for our Guest Talks feature. 
Bob James has a long and extensive career in music with 58 albums to date and after a long hiatus is releasing his latest album in trio format, 'Espresso'. 

Discovered by the great Quincy Jones in 1963, it wasn't long after James had began his quest for greatness with countless awards including multiple-GRAMMY® Awards, worked with the likes of Creed Taylor, working on albums for artists like Hank Crawford, Grover Washington, Jr, among others. While with CTI, James found great popular success overseeing significant hits for Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Maynard Ferguson, and Kenny Loggins.

Long after establishing himself as one of America’s most accomplished composers, arrangers and instrumentalists, multiple-GRAMMY® Award-winner Bob James achieves his long-time ambition to return to the trio format he last utilized on 2004’s Take It From The Top, and embraced as an up-and-coming artist.
Scheduled to release August 31, 2018 on the evosound label (Evolution Music Group), Espresso is also James’s first studio recording as a leader since 2006’s Urban Flamingo.

“Evolution Music Group presents high end and cutting-edge fidelity quality products, from packaging to audio,” says James.
The album will be released on multiple formats including high quality 180 gram vinyl, MQA-CD, SACD, and hi-res audio download. 
Though busy since 2006 with an array of projects, ranging from albums and appearances with the all-star contemporary jazz ensemble Fourplay to collaborations with David Sanborn, Keiko Matsui and other renowned artists, James hasn’t reclaimed his place in the spotlight as a solo performer — until now. 
“I wanted to do this as part of a trio — piano, bass and drums,” James explains. “With Fourplay and in other larger settings, I loved that I could solo and then kind of disappear into the setting to accompany other soloists. To play in a trio requires a different level of commitment, with the piano being much more prominent. You need perhaps a greater degree of optimism and bravery. That was how I felt when I first got into music. Espresso is my attempt to recapture that.” 

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Aug 30 2018 · 36mins