Listen to a single from the CD at www.bobjames.com!
The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College and Tappan Zee Records are pleased to announce the USA release of the new CD Bob James Live at the Milliken Auditorium as recorded in concert with the Grammy Award winning Jazz pianist Bob James and the Bob James Quartet on May 3, 2014.
The CD features Bob James – Piano with Perry Hughes – Guitar, Clarence Penn – Drums and Nathaniel Phillips – Bass. It includes 8 extended tracks from the concert including, Blues Down Under 6:56; The Jody Grind 7:25; Skidaway 9:46; Where are You/Downtown 8:49; Night Crawler 7:07; Nautilus 7:03; Westchester Lady 6:20; Angela/Someone to Watch Over Me; 10:45.
The CD was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jack Conners, Milliken Tech Director and features concert photography by Dave Dalquist. Production of the CD was made possible with a grant to the Dennos from the Begonia Charitable Foundation and managed by Sonny Abelardo.
A few years ago, my wife Cindy and daughter, Chaia, saw Fourplay at Jazz Alley. I wasn’t able to make it for health reasons, but Cindy went, and Chaia took my place. They brought a gift for the guys, and you were so courteous and helpful; a real gentleman, and you made them feel so special. I will always be grateful for that!
This morning, in my morning devotions, I was listening to Fourplay, Live in Japan, and recalled that time, during Argentina, and many other times that I am grateful for in my life. It was a healing moment. I broke down, but it was a good breakdown! I wanted to pass that along to you. It’s amazing what music can do.
NAMM Yamaha Show: Jamie Cullum, Bob James, Nathan East, and Chris Gero perform at NAMM 2015, held in Nashville, Tennessee at the end of January.
February found Fourplay back together in the studio to record their 25th Anniversary album, Silver, at the place where it all began…Sunset Sound.
Get the newest from Bob James, LIVE at the Milliken Auditiorium!
Official Japan release date is February 28, 2015.
February 28: Yamagata – Terrsa Hall
March 1: Tokyo – Cotton Club
March 3: Yokohama – Motion Blue
March 5-7: Tokyo – Blue Note
You’ve heard Nathan East play bass guitar before.
At least it’s very, very likely you have.
East is a session bass player without equal. He’s performed on more than 2,000 recordings with a list of artists that includes Michael Jackson — on the “Bad” album — Phil Collins, Kenny Loggins, Al Jarreau, Eric Clapton and hundreds more.
He was even one of the composers of “Get Lucky,” a worldwide hit for Daft Punk.
“It’s been one of those careers where I just wake up every day and pinch myself,” he says.
Bob James and Nathan East met up at NAMM at the end of January to get together with some friends.
Held at the Anaheim Convention Center, the start studded weekend long event presented the opportunity for some terrific collaborations.
Including a special performance featuring Jamie Cullum, Bob James, Nathan East, and Chris Gero in on the act.
Check some of the photos from the show below!
Chuck Loeb strolled across the red carpet at the 2015 Grammy Awards, after being nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Jazz Funk Soul. (continue reading…)