James has teamed with David Sanborn on “Deep in the Weeds’, which has previously reached #1 in the land.
Loeb’s new release “Silhouette” has steadily climbed the charts since its release in August.
Pianist and composer Bob James may very well be the most sampled jazz musician in the history of hip-hop. Pieces of his now famous compositions like “Nautilus” and “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” have been endlessly loaded into MPCs, SP-1200s, and various other sampling devices for well over two decades. And those loops and chops make up the sounds of some of rap’s dopest records ever, like Ghostface Killah’s Wu banger “Daytona 500,” and Warren G and Nate Dogg’s West Coast classic “Regulate.” And that’s just two of hundreds. Scroll through Bob’s WhoSampled page, and you’ll find the names and sounds of seminal songs by Run-D.M.C., Gang Starr, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Main Source, Slick Rick, and countless other renowned rap acts. They all recognized Bob’s brilliance, and chose his music to be a part of their sample-based hip-hop masterpieces.
Bob James & David Sanborn’s tour for ‘Quartette Humaine’ has sold out across Japan!
This includes shows at the Blue Note Tokyo, the Tokyo Jazz Festival, and in Osaka.
Don’t miss your chance to see this dynamic duo!!!
The Snap Shot Series, available at Best Buy, has released a collectible Bob James CD.
The album features classic Bob James songs and four collectible snap shots from the storied musician’s musical journey.
Bob James, of Fourplay and CTI fame, is the subject of a Japanese Public Television documentary called “Hearts Together.”
The beginning of the story is Bob’s work with amateur musicians from earthquake-stricken Northeast Japan a few months after the disaster. But that work, and a song Bob wrote for the project, “Put Our Hearts Together” have spawned many more positive events and collaborations which have been added to the story (and the documentary).
The latest chapter in the story will be the local premier of the documentary–including music, a film crew from Japan and much more–on Sunday 8/12/2013 at the State Theater in TC.