Bob James

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Tracks

1-1: Nautilus
Arranged By, Conductor, Keyboards: Bob James
Bass: Gary King
Cello: Alan Shulman, Anthony Sophos, Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Jesse Levy, Seymour Barab
Drums: Idris Muhammad
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Flute [Alto], Recorder: George Marge, Romeo Penque
Guitar: Richard Resnicoff
Percussion: Ralph MacDonald
Producer: Creed Taylor
Vibraphone [Vibes]: David Friedman
Violin: Charles Libove, David Nadien, Emanuel Green, Gene Orloff, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman
Written-By: Bob James


1-2: Feel Like Makin' Love
Arranged By, Conductor, Keyboards: Bob James
Bass: Gary King
Cello: Alan Shulman, Anthony Sophos, Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Jesse Levy, Seymour Barab
Drums: Idris Muhammad
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Flute [Alto], Recorder: George Marge, Romeo Penque
Guitar: Richard Resnicoff
Percussion: Ralph MacDonald
Producer: Creed Taylor
Vibraphone [Vibes]: David Friedman
Violin: Charles Libove, David Nadien, Emanuel Green, Gene Orloff, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman
Written-By: Eugene McDaniels


1-3: Night On Bald Mountain
Arranged By, Conductor, Keyboards: Bob James
Bass: Gary King
Bass Trombone: Alan Raph, Jack Gale, Paul Faulise
Cello: Alan Shulman, Anthony Sophos, Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Jesse Levy, Seymour Barab
Drums: Steve Gadd
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Flute [Alto], Recorder: George Marge, Romeo Penque
Guitar: Richard Resnicoff
Percussion: Ralph MacDonald
Producer: Creed Taylor
Trombone: Wayne Andre
Trumpet: Alan Rubin, Lew Soloff, Marvin Stamm, Victor Paz
Trumpet, Flugelhorn: Jon Faddis, Thad Jones
Vibraphone [Vibes]: David Friedman
Violin: Charles Libove, David Nadien, Emanuel Green, Gene Orloff, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman
Written-By: Bob James


1-4: Take Me To The Mardi Gras
Arranged By, Conductor, Keyboards: Bob James
Cello: Alan Shulman, Alla Goldberg, Anthony Sophos, George Ricci, Jesse Levy, Seymour Barab, Warren Lash
Clarinet: Eddie Daniels
Drums: Andrew Smith (4)
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Guitar, Bass: Eric Gale
Percussion: Arthur Jenkins, Ralph MacDonald
Producer: Creed Taylor
Trombone: Tony Studd
Violin: Charles Libove, David Nadien, Emanuel Green, Gene Orloff, Harold Kohon, Harry Cykman, Harry Glickman, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, Matthew Raimondi, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman
Written-By: Paul Simon


1-5: Westchester Lady
Arranged By, Conductor, Keyboards: Bob James
Bass: Will Lee
Bass Trombone: David Taylor
Bass Trombone, Tuba: Dave Bargeron
Cello: Alan Shulman, Charles McCracken
Drums: Harvey Mason
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Flute: Hubert Laws, Jerry Dodgion
Guitar: Eric Gale, Hugh McCracken
Harp: Gloria Agostini
Percussion: Ralph MacDonald
Producer: Creed Taylor
Tenor Saxophone, Flute: Eddie Daniels
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone: Grover Washington, Jr.
Trumpet: John Frosk, Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Marvin Stamm
Viola: Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi
Violin: David Nadien, Emanuel Green, Frederick Buldrini, Harold Kohon, Harry Cykman, Lewis Eley, Matthew Raimondi, Max Ellen
Written-By: Bob James


1-6: Storm King
Arranged By, Conductor, Keyboards: Bob James
Bass: Will Lee
Bass Trombone: David Taylor
Bass Trombone, Tuba: Dave Bargeron
Cello: Alan Shulman, Charles McCracken
Drums: Harvey Mason
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Flute: Hubert Laws, Jerry Dodgion
Guitar: Eric Gale, Hugh McCracken
Harp: Gloria Agostini
Percussion: Ralph MacDonald
Producer: Creed Taylor
Tenor Saxophone: Grover Washington, Jr.
Tenor Saxophone, Flute: Eddie Daniels
Trombone: Wayne Andre
Trumpet: John Frosk, Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Marvin Stamm
Viola: Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi
Violin: David Nadien, Emanuel Green, Frederick Buldrini, Harold Kohon, Harry Cykman, Lewis Eley, Matthew Raimondi, Max Ellen
Written-By: Bob James


1-7: Tappan Zee
Alto Recorder, Woodwind: George Marge
Bass: Gary King
Cello: Alan Shulman, Charles McCracken
Drums: Steve Gadd
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes, Clavinet], Parlour Grand Piano [Acoustic Grand Piano], Synthesizer [Arp Odyssey, Oberheim Polyphonic Synthesisers]: Bob James
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
English Horn, Oboe: Sidney Weinberg
Flute, Flute [Alto Flute]: Hubert Laws
French Horn: Jim Buffington
Guitar: Eric Gale
Percussion: Ralph MacDonald
Producer: Creed Taylor
Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Recorder [Tenor Recorder], Woodwind: Romeo Penque
Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet: Eddie Daniels
Trumpet: John Frosk, John Gatchell
Viola: Emanuel Vardi, LaMar Alsop
Violin: Charles Libove, David Nadien, Emanuel Green, Harold Kohon, Harry Glickman, Matthew Raimondi, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman
Woodwind: Phil Bodner, Wally Kane
Written-By: Bob James


1-8: Heads
Producer [Associate], Engineer [Recording]: Joe Jorgensen
Producer, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes, Clavinet], Piano [Acoustic], Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic Tinkle Bells]: Bob James
Written-By: Bob James


1-9: Angela (Theme From Taxi)
Baritone Saxophone, Contrabass Clarinet: Howard Johnson (3)
Drums: Idris Muhammad
Electric Bass: Gary King
Electric Guitar: Eric Gale
Engineer: Joe Jorgensen
Flute: Harvey Estrin, Jerry Dodgion, Phil Bodner
Flute, Recorder: George Marge
Percussion: Ralph MacDonald
Producer [Associate]: Jay Chattaway, Joe Jorgensen
Producer, Arranged By, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic Synthesisers]: Bob James
Written-By: Bob James


1-10: Sun Runner
Acoustic Bass: Ron Carter
Acoustic Guitar: Earl Klugh
Drums: Steve Gadd
Electric Guitar: Hiram Bullock
Flute: Hubert Laws
Percussion: Ralph MacDonald
Producer [Associate]: Jay Chattaway, Joe Jorgensen
Producer, Arranged By, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes, Electric Yamaha Grand Piano], Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic Synthesizers], Piano [Acoustic]: Bob James
Written-By: Bob James


1-11: Blue Lick
Bass: Neil Jason
Drums: Steve Gadd
Electric Guitar: Eric Gale, Hiram Bullock
French Horn: Jim Buffington, Peter Gordon (8)
Percussion: Jimmy Maelen
Producer [Associate]: Joe Jorgensen
Producer, Arranged By, Conductor, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic Synthesizers], Piano [Acoustic]: Bob James
Saxophone: David Sanborn
Trombone: David Taylor, Wayne Andre
Trumpet: Jon Faddis, Mike Lawrence, Randy Brecker
Woodwind: George Marge
Written-By: Bob James


1-12: The Afterglow
Acoustic Guitar: Earl Klugh
Cello: Alan Shulman, Charles McCracken
Concertmaster: David Nadien
Drums: Harvey Mason
Electric Bass: Neil Jason
Engineer [Assistant]: Gregg Mann, Michel Sauvage, Tim Benedict
Engineer [Recording And Mixing]: Joe Jorgensen
Guitar: Eric Gale
Percussion: Ralph MacDonald
Producer, Arranged By, Conductor, Piano [Acoustic], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes]: Bob James
Viola: Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi
Violin: Barry Finclair, Harry Cykman, Lewis Eley, Marvin Morgenstern, Matthew Raimondi, Max Ellen, Richard Sortomme
Written-By: Bob James


2-1: Thoroughbred
Acoustic Guitar: David Brown (6)
Bass: Doug Stegmeyer
Drums: Liberty DeVitto
Percussion: Ralph MacDonald
Piano: Bob James
Written-By: Bob James


2-2: Sparkling New York
Bass: Gary King
Drums: Buddy Williams
Electric Guitar, Vocals: Hiram Bullock
Engineer [Recording And Mixing]: Joe Jorgensen
Guitar: Bruce Dunlap
Percussion: Ralph MacDonald
Producer, Arranged By, Conductor, Keyboards [All]: Bob James
Saxophone, Tin Whistle: Grover Washington, Jr.
Trumpet: Jon Faddis
Woodwind: Eddie Daniels, Phil Bodner
Written-By: Bob James


2-3: Touchdown (Live)
Bass: Gary King
Drums: Idris Muhammad
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano: Bob James
Guitar: Earl Klugh, Hiram Bullock
Percussion: Jimmy Maelen
Producer: Bob James, Joe Jorgensen, Peter Paul (4)
Saxophone: Mark Colby, Tom Scott
Trombone: David Taylor, Jim Pugh
Trumpet: Mike Lawrence, Ron Tooley, Tom Browne
Woodwind: George Marge
Written-By: Bob James


2-4: The Steamin' Feelin'
Arranged By [Rhythm Track And Synthesizers]: Rod Temperton
Bass: Gary King
Drums: John Robinson (2)
Guitar: Steve Khan
Percussion: Leonard 'Doc' Gibbs, Jr.
Producer [Associate]: Joe Jorgensen
Producer, Synthesizer, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes]: Bob James
Written-By: Bob James


2-5: Shamboozie
Alto Saxophone: Jay Beckenstein
Bass: Marcus Miller
Drums: John Robinson (2)
Guitar: Steve Khan
Percussion: Leonard 'Doc' Gibbs, Jr.
Producer [Associate], Recorded By, Mixed By: Joe Jorgensen
Producer, Arranged By, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes]: Bob James
Trombone: David Taylor, Jim Pugh
Trumpet: Jon Faddis, Mike Lawrence, Ron Tooley
Woodwind: Eddie Daniels, George Marge, Wally Kane, Whit Sidener
Written-By: Bob James


2-6: Fireball
Bass: Will Lee
Drums: Peter Erskine
Percussion: Leonard 'Doc' Gibbs, Jr.
Producer [Associate]: Joe Jorgensen
Producer, Arranged By, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano, Synthesizer: Bob James
Written-By: Bob James


2-7: New York Mellow
Bass: Gary King
Guitar: Eric Gale, Steve Khan
Producer [Associate]: Joe Jorgensen
Producer, Arranged By, Keyboards, Synthesizer: Bob James
Reeds: Eddie Daniels, George Marge, Michael Brecker, Tom Scott
Vibraphone [Vibes]: David Friedman
Written-By: Bob James


2-8: Legacy
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar: David Brown (6)
Producer [Associate]: Joe Jorgensen
Producer, Arranged By, Piano: Bob James
Written-By: Bob James


2-9: Ensenada Madness
Bass: Marcus Miller
Drums: Yogi Horton
Guitar: Hugh McCracken, Steve Khan
Percussion: Leonard 'Doc' Gibbs, Jr., Sammy Figueroa
Producer [Associate]: Joe Jorgensen
Producer, Arranged By, Keyboards, Synthesizer: Bob James
Written-By: Bob James


2-10: Maputo
Alto Saxophone: David Sanborn
Arranged By [Rhythm], Bass: Marcus Miller
Drums: Steve Gadd
Engineer, Mixed By: Bill Schnee
Guitar: Paul Jackson Jr.
Keyboards, Synthesizer: Bob James
Producer: Tommy LiPuma
Written-By: Marcus Miller


2-11: Bare Bones
Alto Saxophone: Chris Hunter
Baritone Saxophone: Roger Rosenberg
Bass: Nathan East
Drums: Harvey Mason
Guitar: Dean Brown
Mixed By: Bill Schnee
Producer [Associate], Arranged By [Rhythm], Recorded By: Max Risenhoover
Producer, Arranged By [Horns, Rhythm], Piano: Bob James
Recorded By: Al Schmitt, Gene Curtis
Tenor Saxophone: Andy Snitzer
Trombone: Jim Pugh
Trumpet: Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker
Written-By: Bob James, Max Risenhoover


2-12: Kickin' Back
Bass: Chris Walker
Drums: Billy Kilson
Guitar: Hiram Bullock
Percussion: Leonard 'Doc' Gibbs, Jr.
Producer, Keyboards: Bob James
Saxophone: Kirk Whalum
Written-By: Bob James


2-13: Billy Boy
Arranged By [Traditional], Piano, Producer: Bob James
Bass: James Genus
Drums: Billy Kilson


2-14: Celebration
Drums, Percussion: Lewis Pragasam
Executive Producer: Bob James, Koji Niwa
Other [The Angels: Dizi]: Lu Cong, Zhao Qi
Other [The Angels: Er-hu]: Liu Zhen, Ma Jia Jun
Other [The Angels: Guzheng]: Xie Tao
Other [The Angels: Pipa]: Li Li
Producer [Associate]: Ken Freeman (2)
Producer, Guitar: Jack Lee
Producer, Piano, Synthesizer: Bob James
Written-By: Bob James


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