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Bob James: The Dusty Groove Interview

by on Jun.18, 2015, under News, Press &Reviews, Videos

Check out Bob James on Love Music Radio for the Dusty Groove Interview!

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Warm up with Bob James at a Fireside Chat

by on Jan.30, 2015, under Press &Reviews

bob_james_1000x664pxMost people know only fragments of his music via samples in hip hop tracks. Now here’s the whole story, told by the man himself: Bob James.

Bob James’s music has informed and inspired some of the most important producers and musicians in the post-disco era, and has been sampled by hip hop and dance producers alike. At the same time his take on fusion has been a constant key presence in the development of jazz since the mid-seventies. And, of course, his studio work with folks like Dionne Warwick, Roberta Flack and Quincy Jones well deserves the legendary status it has with those in the know.

Listen to the chat HERE!

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Bob James, Hip-Hop’s Unlikely Godfather

by on Nov.01, 2013, under Press &Reviews


You’d think after (accidentally) creating “Nautilus,” Bob James would take it easy for the remainder of his musical career, content with composing one of the most sampled tunes in music. He’s not though, not by a damn sight. “Nautilus” aside, there are many other contributions to music that he’s made and is still making. Fondling the keys of his Fender Rhodes in the 1970s led to him create the jazz subgenre fusion/smooth jazz, which he’s been deemed the father of.

All that easy listening got chopped up into villainous, threatening soundscapes by The RZA, Large Professor, and Eric B to create some of hip-hop’s most famous neck-snapping beats. Even out west, Souls of Mischief were stepping away from P Funk heavy sounds and using songs like James’ “Angela” to create a new wave in California rap.

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Nathan East’s Exclusive Interview with Mornings X.

by on Oct.26, 2013, under Press &Reviews

October 2013 Spanish Article

Nathan East is easily one of the most sought after musicians in the industry.  Not only has he recorded with Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins , Michael Jackson and more, he has also shared the stage with Sting, George Harrison , BB King , Toto , Herbie Hancock and others.  Recently, East worked with Daft Punk on their album ” Random Access Memories” as well.

Playing since age 16, Nathan East has seen the world through music, from his tours with the Love Unlimited Orchestra of Barry White in the United States , to European stages accompanying  Eric Clapton , Nathan has managed to become part of the soundtrack of our lives. Putting his signature technique on some of the most memorable songs in history, ” Easy lover” by Phil Collins and Philip Bailey , ” Footloose ” with Kenny Loogins , Michael Jackson’s “Bad “, and now \Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”, ” Lose Yourself to Dance”, and several songs from “Random Access Memories” an electronic album sounds permeate 30 years ago is starring Nathan East .

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Justin Tedaldi Examines ‘Quartette Humaine,’ with Bob James & his 50 years in music: Part 1 of 2

by on May.27, 2013, under Press &Reviews

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Jazz legends Bob James and David Sanborn pay tribute to the iconic Dave Brubeck Quartet on their new album Quartette Humaine, their first collaboration since their 1986 platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning Double Vision disc. An all-acoustic project featuring bassist James Genus and drummer Steve Gadd, the album (released May 21) is the heart of an ambitious national tour featuring the four musicians with a launch planned at New York’s Town Hall June 6.

This year also marks the fiftieth anniversary of James’ discovery by Quincy Jones at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival and the recording of his first album as a leader, Bold Conceptions. Since that time, James has released 58 albums, with highlights including the international smash “Angela (Theme from Taxi)” and his long-running association with the jazz supergroup Fourplay.

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James & Sanborn’s ‘Quartette Humaine’ Headed for Big Things

by on Apr.17, 2013, under Press &Reviews


It’s the first collaboration between James & Sanborn since their 1986 Platinum-Selling, GRAMMY® Award-Winning Album, Double Vision, and features bassist James Genus & drummer Steve Gadd on the all-acoustic project.

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