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Restoration: Best Of Bob James (Bob James)

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Barnes & Noble - Ted Panken
Keyboardist-composer-arranger-producer Bob James cherry-picked the 28 selections on Restoration, and the double set is no ordinary career highlight overview. Drawn from 20 albums recorded over 27 years, the program -- marked by consistent devotion to craft and the imperative of finding refreshing contexts for old messages -- is a de facto seminar in the evolution of the genre now known as "contemporary jazz." Spanning 1974-1982, the tunes on the first half of Disc 1 ("Nautilus," "Westchester Lady," "Tappan Zee," "Touchdown," "Angela: Theme from 'Taxi'," "Kari") are a hybrid of sophisticated jazz and classical harmonies; contemporary dance rhythms drawn from disco, funk, ...
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Barnes & Noble - Ted Panken
Keyboardist-composer-arranger-producer Bob James cherry-picked the 28 selections on Restoration, and the double set is no ordinary career highlight overview. Drawn from 20 albums recorded over 27 years, the program -- marked by consistent devotion to craft and the imperative of finding refreshing contexts for old messages -- is a de facto seminar in the evolution of the genre now known as "contemporary jazz." Spanning 1974-1982, the tunes on the first half of Disc 1 ("Nautilus," "Westchester Lady," "Tappan Zee," "Touchdown," "Angela: Theme from 'Taxi'," "Kari") are a hybrid of sophisticated jazz and classical harmonies; contemporary dance rhythms drawn from disco, funk, and pan-Caribbean styles (drummers include Idris Muhammad, Harvey Mason, Ralph McDonald, and Steve Gadd); and elemental melodies lushly orchestrated by James and elaborated upon by such instantly identifiable solo voices as Grover Washington, Hubert Laws, David Sanborn, Eric Gale, Earl Klugh and, of course, James himself on an array of then-state-of-the-art keyboards. By 1986, when Disc 2 begins, the increased sophistication of electronic instruments has removed the need for large ensembles to generate swaths of tone color that meet Jamesian proportions. Within the pared-down context, James refines, reworks, and recontextualizes his themes, expanding his rhythmic palette and bringing his instrumental personality more prominently to the fore. James is a keen observer of his own work, and although the preponderance of the music on Restoration is unabashedly populist in intent, only a few tunes sound dated. Most are beautifully played, telling their own story.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2001
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 093624822028
  • Catalog Number: 1113536

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bob James/ Naturalmystic

    This is definetly music for the mind, body and soul. Bob James has reached a status that most musical artist hope and dream of reaching in their lifetime. Truly a soulfully and soohting work of art.

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