Bob James - Espresso (Super-Audio CD)

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Description

Bob James-Grammy Award-winning Jazz keyboardist, arranger, record producer, record executive, and founding member of Fourplay, returns with a new album, Espresso, his first solo-led project in 12 years. Album tunes, penned by James, reflect the same inventiveness and musical fluency that persuaded Quincy Joines to become his mentor and champion back in 1963. His expressiveness through both writing and performance permeates the rocking minor-key blues of "Bulgogi," the definitive cool jazz of "Topside," the funk strut of "Submarine," the whispered beauty of "Promenade," the turbulent, more complex yet supremely listenable "Majito Ride" and every other moment on Espresso. The Bob James Trio is complete with drummer Billy Kilson and bassist Michael Palazzolo. This hybrid SACD (Super Audio CD) was authored in DSD from the original high-resolution studio masters and plays in all SACD players, whilst the CD layer is playable in all regular CD players.

Product Details

Barcode
4897012133675
Department
Music
Released
31 Aug 2018
Artist
Bob James
Format
Super-Audio CD
Genre
Jazz
Label
Evosound
Tracks
  1. Bulgogi
  2. Shadow Dance
  3. Ain't Misbehavin
  4. One Afternoon
  5. Mister Magic
  6. Topside
  7. Il Boccalone
  8. Mojito Ride
  9. Promenade
  10. Boss Lady
  11. Submarine
Supply Source
USA

Customer Reviews

Technically very well recorded but artistically pretty much average sounding.

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Read a glowing review of the disk and ordered it blindly.

Listening to the sacd one is immediately struck by how well the music has been recorded. Pinpoint imaging and depth to the music.

But artistically the disk becomes boring after the third track.

Avoid