Bob James

Bob James


Artist • Musician • Legend

Bob James is an American jazz keyboardist, arranger, and record producer. He founded the band Fourplay and wrote “Angela”, the theme song for the TV show Taxi. According to VICE, music from his first seven albums has often been sampled and believed to have contributed to the formation of hip-hop. Among his most well-known recordings are “Nautilus”, “Westchester Lady”, “Tappan Zee”, and his version of “Take Me to the Mardi Gras”.

From his first days in Marshall, Missouri, the music of Bob James has captivated audiences throughout the world.  Discovered by Quincy Jones at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival in 1963, James recorded his first solo album, Bold Conceptions, that same year for Mercury Records. More than 60 albums and innumerable awards would follow through the nearly six decades.

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·       Nightcrawler

·       Westchester Lady

·       Nautilus