Bob James - One LP
First released in 1964, "One" is the second solo album by jazz keyboardist Bob James.
Bob enlisted a string of experienced Jazz players including Steve Gadd and Idris Muhammad on drums, Grover Washington on Sax and Gary King on bass. Led by the maestro himself on keyboards, "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 became important to hip-hop as one of the most sampled tracks in American music.
In the 46 years since its release, producers have interpolated or sampled Nautilus over 350 times.
This is a brilliantly written and performed genre-defying set of superb tracks.
1. Valley of the Shadows
2. In the Garden
4. Night on Bald Mountain
5. Feel Like Making Love
About this product: this reissue is pressed on gold vinyl and each copy numbered.