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Pure Imagination5:22
Where The Wind Blows Free6:44
Tappan Zee6:51
Nights Are Forever Without You6:25
Treasure Island6:41
El Verano4:55

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A7npen88's avatar
A7npen88
Bob is back with a group of heavy hitters, Bob's sound is borderline Elevator music but with a toe tapping beat and gives you pause at some great performances. I like this album it is well done and sounds great when turned up. I have a VG+ quality disc but it still is a strong pressing and clean sounding.
My Run out is:
Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching (Variant 1)): p RVG 87735 A-4 VAN GELDER
Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching (Variant 1)): p RVG 87735 B-3 VAN GELDER
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ganzha_18
Here is a record by the famous musician, composer and arranger Bob James, which includes his original original compositions. According to critics, James manages to find his own style, the search for which develops at the intersection of such trends in modern music as pop, soul, funky and jazz. James' music is pleasant to listen to, its sound palette is diverse and colorful. Soloists Hubert Loz, Art Farmer, Eric Gale, Gary King, Steve Gadd and, of course, Bob James himself, who plays various instruments, complement each other perfectly. This is not surprising: it is not difficult for them to breathe life into Bob James' arrangements, since they are written based on the creative individuality of each of these musicians. In addition, the rhythms of Latin America are their blood, native, close, as part of their common biography.
mrnphilip26's avatar
mrnphilip26
Bob James Is a Very Talented Musician, a pioneer of Sorts, this album from start to finish has that Greatness. Classic, This and Touchdown are Masterpieces in So many ways.
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cyrus001
I have a copy with FCT 36838, anyone seen this?
tranzyd's avatar
tranzyd
what a great album also check albums #1,#2 & #3 for some classic jazz junk. CTI records !
BJ4 with Hubert Laws, Art Farmer, Gary King & Eric gale, you cannot go wrong !
GalaxyExplorer's avatar
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BJ's final CTI album is surprisingly inoffensive. His reading of "Pure Imagination" is pure schlock, but what did you expect with that awful source material? Most of the album is pretty decent, even if it's uncharacteristically unremarkable. One thing you can say about Bob James records is that even if you hate the music, you have to admit that it's usually melodic and memorable. That isn't always the case here, but that's not at all a bad thing. Several of the tracks are good solid disco/fusion from a guy who practically invented the genre.

I'd recommend most of this along with Touchdown and Grand Piano Canyon as examples of the good, listenable music that James is capable of. Very few of his records are good all the way through, so you take what you can get :)
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s_caron
This is one of my all time favorite records and I think the best of Bob James; I like it so much I own two copies! You'll hear samples of this record all over modern hip hop. 'El Verano' and 'Nights are Forever Without You' are excellent and what make this album really worth it, but the rest of it is pretty solid as well; easily up to the same standard as BJ2 and BJ3. It definitely deserves 5/5 in my opinion; I think it is underrated here.