Two (Bob James album)

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Two
Studio album by Bob James
Released May 29, 1975
Recorded December 1974 & January 1975
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz fusion, Smooth jazz
Length 38:23
Label CTI Records
CTI 6057
Producer Creed Taylor
Bob James chronology
One
(1974)
Two
(1975)
Three
(1976)

Two is the second album by jazz musician Bob James.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

This album is the second of a series of jazz-funk classics (along with One, Three and BJ4). Released in 1975, this album charted at number two on the Jazz Album Charts. The track "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" is one of the most widely used tracks in hip-hop breakbeat samples.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" (Paul Simon) – 5:50
  2. "I Feel a Song (In My Heart)" (Tony Camillo, Mary Sawyer) - 5:26
  3. "The Golden Apple" (Bob James) – 7:20
  4. "Farandole" (Georges Bizet) – 8:24
  5. "You're as Right as Rain" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) – 5:28
  6. "Dream Journey" (Bob James) – 5:55

Personnel[edit]

  • Bob James - Electric Piano, Clavinet, Synthesizer (Arp Odyssey), Organ (Yamaha Yc30), Conductor, Arranger
  • Eric Gale - Guitar, Bass
  • Hubert Laws - Flute, Electric Flute
  • Rickie Resnicoff - Guitar
  • Gary King - Bass
  • Steve Gadd, Andrew Smith - Drums
  • Arthur Jenkins, Ralph MacDonald - Percussion
  • Eddie Daniels - Clarinet
  • Al Richmond, Jimmy Buffington, Peter Gordon - French Horn
  • Eddie Bert, Tom Mitchell, Wayne Andre, Tony Studd - Trombone
  • Alan Shulman, Alla Goldberg, Tony Sophos, George Ricci, Jesse Levy, Seymour Barab, Warren Lash - Cello
  • John Frosk, Lew Soloff, Marvin Stamm, Randy Brecker, Victor Paz - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
  • Charles Libove, David Nadien, Emanuel Green, Gene Orloff, Harold Kohon, Harry Cykman, Harry Glickman, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, Matthew Raimondi, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman - Violin
  • Patti Austin - Lead Vocals
  • Frank Floyd, Lani Groves, Zachary Sanders - Vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 75
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 28
Billboard Top Jazz Albums[2] 2

Samples & Covers[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. Bob James: Two > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Bob James US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13.