Bob James – Espresso (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 59:22 minutes | 619 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © evosound
Long after establishing himself as one of America’s most accomplished composers, arrangers, and instrumentalists, multiple-Grammy winner Bob James achieves his longtime ambition to return to the trio format he embraced as as up and coming artist.
Bob James-Grammy Award-winning Jazz keyboardist, arranger, record producer, record executive, and founding member of Fourplay, returns with a new album, Espresso, his first solo-led project in 12 years. Album tunes, penned by James, reflect the same inventiveness and musical fluency that persuaded Quincy Joines to become his mentor and champion back in 1963. His expressiveness through both writing and performance permeates the rocking minor-key blues of “Bulgogi,” the definitive cool jazz of “Topside,” the funk strut of “Submarine,” the whispered beauty of “Promenade,” the turbulent, more complex yet supremely listenable “Mojito Ride” and every other moment on Espresso. The Bob James Trio is complete with drummer Billy Kilson and bassist Michael Palazzolo.
02. Shadow Dance
03. Ain’t Misbehavin’
04. One Afternoon
05. Mister Magic
07. Il Boccalone
08. Mojito Ride
10. Boss Lady