Jim Price (musician)
|Origin||Fort Worth, Texas, United States|
|Occupations||Session musician, composer, audio producer|
|Associated acts||Rolling Stones, Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, Joe Cocker|
James 'Jim' Price (born 1945, Fort Worth, Texas, United States) was, together with Bobby Keys and Jim Horn, one of the most in demand horn session players of the 1970s. He toured extensively with The Rolling Stones from 1970 until 1973, including their 1972 American Tour, and appears on the albums, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main St. and Goats Head Soup. From September 1968 to February 1969, Price played with New Buffalo Springfield. He also toured and recorded with Delaney, Bonnie and Friends, Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen and Eric Clapton.
Price first emerged from the ranks of session musicians in Los Angeles, California as a trumpet and trombone player. His earliest credited appearance was on Accept No Substitute (1969), by Delaney & Bonnie. Along with the rest of the band on that album and the tour that followed, which had been organized by Leon Russell, Price was grabbed up by Clapton (who had played with the group) for his self-titled solo album, by Joe Cocker for Mad Dogs and Englishmen, and George Harrison for All Things Must Pass (all 1970).
He also worked in an appearance on the Barbra Streisand album, Barbra Joan Streisand (1971). Price went on to play with some of the top talent in the world, adding saxophone, keyboards, and vocals to his credits along the way, as well as taking the role of record producer on occasion.
Albums produced by Price
- Jim Price - Kids Nowadays Ain't Got No Shame (A&M)
- Genya Ravan - They Love Me, They Love Me Not (ABC Dunhill)
- Jim Price - Sundego's Traveling Orchestra (ABC Dunhill)
- Jim Price - All Occasion Brass Band (MCA)
- Joe Cocker - I Can Stand A Little Rain (A&M) (includes the single "You Are So Beautiful")
- Joe Cocker - Jamaica Say You Will (A&M)
- Wayne Shorter - Native Dancer (CBS)
- Jennifer Warnes - Jennifer Warnes (Arista)
- KGB - KGB (MCA)
- Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds (Playboy)
- David Bromberg - Reckless Abandon (Fantasy)
- Milton Nascimento - Journey to Dawn (A&M)
Television and film scores
Price orchestrated the underscoring for ABC Children's Weekend Specials (Asselin Productions). He also arranged, conducted, and produced the music score for the SHO Films production City Limits, starring Robbie Benson and James Earl Jones, produced by Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper, and directed by Aaron Lipstadt.
He composed, arranged, conducted, and produced the music score for the MHE production Heated Vengeance, starring Richard Hatch, Jolina Collins, Ron Max, and Michael J. Pollard and directed by Edward Murphy. In addition he was the composer and music director for the ABC two-hour special All-Star Pro Sports Awards. Price also composed, arranged, and produced music score for MPCA feature film Hangfire, starring Brad Davis, Kim Delaney, George Kennedy, and Yaphet Kotto, and directed by Peter Maris.
- "Biography by Bruce Eder". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 January 2009.