Sit back and enjoy an exhilarating evening with Jazz pianist/composer Bob James & his inspiring, ground-breaking music, live from the Queen Mary Jazz Festival, in this exclusive, live concert DVD, entitled Bob James Live. Featuring a half-dozen of the most masterful musicians in Jazz (Kirk Whalum, Alexander Zonjic, David Brown, Gary King, Yogi Horton, & Leonard Doc Gibbs), and the master himself, this live performance DVD captures the freshness, versatility and excitement that define the music & compositions of Bob James, with selections such as Zebra Man, Ruby Ruby, Treasure Island, Unicorn, Westchester Lady and the his famed composition, the Theme from the television show Taxi.
“…an appealing, entertaining set…” – Jazziz Magazine
At the outset of his career, Bob James immediately stretched the parameters of modern Jazz with a productive period of electronic musical experimentation, becoming one of the pioneers of Contemporary and Smooth Jazz. A six-time achiever of the #1 position on the Billboard Jazz Chart, innovative composer and keyboard virtuoso Bob James still dazzles audiences today with the excitement that Quincy Jones first noted when he famously discovered the young James playing at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival.
This special concert DVD, Bob James Live, is a unique and historic record of Bob James’ influential and original music.
Kirk Whalum, saxophone
Alexander Zonjic, flute
David Brown, guitar
Gary King, electric bass
Yogi Horton, drums
Leonard Doc Gibbs, percussion
Bob James, keyboards