The career of Bob James is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn. 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 year for Mercury Records. 58 albums and innumerable awards would follow through five decades. He honed his skills working with Creed Taylor, working on albums for artists like Hank Crawford, Grover Washington, Jr, among others. While with CTI, James found great popular success overseeing significant hits for Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Maynard Ferguson and Kenny Loggins.
Long after establishing himself as one of America’s most accomplished composers, arrangers and instrumentalists, multiple-GRAMMY® Award-winner Bob James achieves his long-time ambition to return to the trio format he last utilized on 2004’s "Take It From The Top," and embraced as an up-and-coming artist.
Released August 31, 2018 on the evosound label (Evolution Music Group), "Espresso" is also James’s first studio recording as a leader since 2006’s "Urban Flamingo." “Evolution Music Group to us presents high end and cutting-edge fidelity quality products, from packaging to audio,” says James. The album has been released on multiple formats including high quality 180-gram vinyl, MQA-CD, SACD and hi-res audio download.