Bob James – One (Remastered) (1974/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 34:05 minutes | 1,33 GB | Genre: Jazz
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One is the third solo album by jazz keyboardist Bob James. It was an important album in the early smooth jazz genre and is famous for its end track, “Nautilus”, which became important to hip hop as one of the most sampled tracks in American music.
Released in 1974, ONE is the second solo album by jazz artist Bob James. For it, Bob enlisted a string of experienced Jazz players including Steve Gadd & Idris Muhammad on drums, Grover Washington on Sax, and Gary King on bass. Led by the maestro himself on the keys, ONE is a lush, experimental Jazz-Funk record, excitingly hovering at the forefront of where music can take your soul.
Produced by Creed Taylor, and recorded at the famous Van Gelder Studios, the record is a monument of progressive musical greatness. It was an important album in the early smooth jazz genre, and is famous for its end track, ‘Nautilus’, which played a pivotal role in the development of hip-hop, becoming one of the most sampled tracks in music history.
This is a brilliantly written & performed genre-defying album with superb tracks. “In The Garden” and “Night on Bald Mountain” are wonderful adaptations of two very different pieces of classical music – totally engaging for anyone who appreciates complex arrangements arranged into funky jazz played with the highest levels of musicianship. “Soulero’ is a wonderful bolero-style piece, building upon layers of beautiful tones and rhythms.
01. Valley Of The Shadows – 2021 Remastered (9:41)
02. In The Garden – 2021 Remastered (3:09)
03. Soulero – 2021 Remastered (3:39)
04. Night On Bald Mountain – 2021 Remastered (5:53)
05. Feel Like Making Love – 2021 Remastered (6:39)
06. Nautilus – 2021 Remastered (5:07)