Joy Ride

Joy Ride

by Bob James, Jonathan Butler Bob James
Joy Ride

Joy Ride

by Bob James, Jonathan Butler Bob James


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The multitalented Bob James is by now an icon of smooth jazz. As a pianist and composer James has developed a personal style as individual as the fingerprints on his keyboard. Boasting such infectious tracks as "Take Me There," "Strollin'," "Raise the Roof," and the title track, JOY RIDE can stand proudly next to popular James recordings like DOUBLE VISION and TOUCHDOWN. While there's plenty of James's celebrated keyboard work here, there are also distinctive contributions from such prestigious players as saxophonist Boney James, guitarists Lee Ritenour and Jonathan Butler, bassist Nathan East, and drummer Harvey Mason. Grooving easy over smooth funk rhythms, James displays the sensual keyboard touch that keeps fans primed for more. JOY RIDE proves that even icons don't rest on their laurels.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/1999
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0093624735526
catalogNumber: 47355
Rank: 80883


  1. Take Me There
  2. Raise the Roof
  3. It's All Right
  4. Swingset
  5. Joy Ride
  6. What's Up
  7. Fly By
  8. The First Time
  9. Strollin'
  10. Sweet Talk Me Now
  11. Trade Winds
  12. Bisso Baba

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob James   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards
Jonathan Butler   Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals
Michael Colina   Synthesizer
Tim Heintz   Keyboards
David Torkanowsky   Keyboards
Norman Brown   Guitar
Kim Waters   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Michael Thompson   Guitar
David Charles   Percussion
Boney James   Saxophone
Alex Al   Bass
Chris Botti   Trumpet
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Brian Culbertson   Keyboards
Marcel East   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Nathan East   Bass Guitar
Larry Frantangelo   Percussion
Leonard "Doc" Gibbs   Percussion
Jerry Hey   Flugelhorn
Billy Kilson   Drums
Will Lee   Bass
Chuck Loeb   Guitar,Keyboards
Tony Maiden   Guitar
David McMurray   Keyboards,Soprano Saxophone
Nick Moroch   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Lee Ritenour   Electric Guitar
Turner   Bass
Dave Mann   Flute
Rasheeda Mason   Vocals
Harvey Mason   Keyboards
Richard Bona   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Vocals
Wayne Gerard   Guitar
Rasheeda   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Colina   Arranger,Producer
Paul Brown   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Brian Culbertson   Arranger,drum programming
Steve Dubin   Arranger,drum programming
Marcel East   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Ken Freeman   Engineer
Brad Gilderman   Engineer
Chuck Loeb   drum programming
David McMurray   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Don Murray   Engineer
Paul Christensen   Engineer
Steve Capp   Engineer
Larry Buksbaum   Engineer
Harvey Mason   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Martin Christianson   Engineer
David Woods   drum programming
Richard Bona   Arranger,drum programming

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