Bob James – One

Jazz/Funk. 1974. ‘One of the earliest entries in the smooth jazz genre, featuring players Gene McDaniels, Grover Washington, Steve Gadd, Idris Muhammed, and a deep horn section, perhaps most noteable for its closing track, “Nautilus”, which has been virtually appropriated by hip hop as one of that genre’s anthems/cultural reference points. Sampled by Ultramagnetic MCs, Ghostface Killah, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Eric B & Rakim, Public Enemy, Run DMC, EPMD, Main Source, Onyx, Naughty By Nature, A Tribe Called Quest, Group Home & Jeru the Damaja. More recently the track has been used by Danny Brown (Fools Gold Records) on his 2011 track “Pac Blood”.’

Scott Yanow: ‘Bob James’s first recording for his Tappan Zee label, which has been reissued on CD along with virtually James’ entire output by Warner Bros., is typically lightweight. Although Grover Washington, Jr. has two spots on soprano and trumpeter Jon Faddis is in the brass section, James’ dated Fender Rhodes keyboard is the lead voice throughout the six pieces, which include two adaptations of classical works. Only a lightly funky version of “Feel Like Making Love” rises above the level of pleasant background music.’

Release Date: April, 1974
Duration: 3:58
Genre: Jazz – Pop/Rock
Styles: Crossover Jazz – Jazz-Pop – Smooth Jazz – Jazz Instrument – Piano Jazz

 

Bob James – One Tracklist

01. Valley Of The Shadows 00:00:00
02. In The Garden 00:09:42
03. Soulero 00:12:50
04. Night On Bald Mountain 00:16:28
05. Feel Like Making Love 00:22:21
06. Nautilus 00:29:00

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