BJ4

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BJ4
BJ4 (Bob James album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 24, 1977
RecordedNovember–December 1976
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
GenreJazz fusion, smooth jazz
Length36:20
LabelCTI
ProducerCreed Taylor
Bob James chronology
Three
(1976)
BJ4
(1977)
Heads
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]

BJ4 is the fourth album by jazz pianist Bob James. Released in 1977, the album charted at number three on the Jazz Album Charts. This would be his last CTI album before starting his label Tappan Zee Records, named for one of the tracks on this album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pure Imagination" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) – 5:20
  2. "Where the Wind Blows Free" (James) – 6:43
  3. "Tappan Zee" (James) – 6:49
  4. "Nights Are Forever Without You" (Parker McGee) – 6:23
  5. "Treasure Island" (James) – 6:10
  6. "El Verano" (James) – 4:55

Personnel[edit]

Brass and Woodwinds

  • Eddie Daniels – tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
  • Romeo Penque – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, tenor recorder
  • Hubert Laws – flute, alto flute
  • George Marge – alto recorder
  • Sidney Weinberg – oboe, English horn
  • Art Farmer – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • John Frosk – trumpet
  • John Gatchell – trumpet

Strings

  • Charles McCracken – cello
  • Alan Shulman – cello
  • Lamar Alsop – viola
  • Emanuel Vardi – viola
  • Max Ellen – violin
  • Paul Gershman – violin
  • Harry Glickman – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Harold Kohon – violin
  • Charles Libove – violin
  • David Nadien – violin
  • Matthew Raimondi – violin

Production[edit]

  • Creed Taylor – producer
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Sib Chalawick – album design
  • Carole Kowalchuck – album design
  • Wendie Lombardi – cover photography
  • White Gate Art Company – liner photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[3] 38
Billboard Top Soul Albums[3] 33
Billboard Top Jazz Albums[3] 3

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. Bob James: BJ4 > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. US: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 111. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ a b c "Bob James US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15.