- For the New Zealand legislator (1855–1932), see James Horn
|Birth name||James Ronald Horn|
November 20, 1940 |
Los Angeles, California
|Instruments||Saxophone, flute, piccolo, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon, recorder|
James Ronald "Jim" Horn (born November 20, 1940) is an American saxophonist, woodwind player, and session musician.
Horn was born in Los Angeles, and after replacing saxophonist Steve Douglas in 1959, he toured with member Duane Eddy for five years, playing sax and flute on the road, and in the recording studio. Along with Bobby Keys and Jim Price he became one of the most in-demand horn session players of the 1970s and 1980s.
Horn played on solo albums by three members of the Beatles, forming a long association with George Harrison after appearing at the latter's Concert for Bangladesh benefit in 1971. Horn toured with John Denver on and off from 1978 to 1993. He also played with Denver in concert occasionally after the Wildlife Concert in 1995.
In 2007, Horn was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville as a member of the Wrecking Crew. While many listeners may not realize it, they are intimately familiar with his flute playing in the original studio recording of "Going Up the Country" by Canned Heat. This widely recognized "hippie anthem", reproduced in the film, "Woodstock", is known to hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Horn also played flute and saxophone on the Beach Boys' album Pet Sounds, and also played flute on the Rolling Stones' album Goats Head Soup.
Artists with whom Horn has collaborated
- The Mamas & the Papas - notably "California Dreamin'" and "Creeque Alley"
- John Denver
- Chi Coltrane
- Delaney & Bonnie
- David Gates
- Leon Russell – "Lady Blue"
- Rita Coolidge
- Dizzy Gillespie - Free Ride
- Johnny Rivers – "Poor Side of Town"
- Mink DeVille - Sportin' Life
- Ringo Starr – "Don't Go Where the Road Don't Go"
- George Harrison – 1971 The Concert for Bangladesh – 1974 Dark Horse Tour – "Cloud Nine" – "I Got My Mind Set On You"- 1975 Extra Texture - "You".
- Paul McCartney
- Harry Nilsson – Pussy Cats
- Lionel Richie
- Van Dyke Parks – Song Cycle
- The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds – "Good Vibrations"
- Linda Ronstadt
- Barbra Streisand
- Jose Feliciano – "Light My Fire" and LP Feliciano!
- Frank Sinatra – "Strangers in the Night" (flute)
- Elvis Presley - "Roustabout" (film)
- Michael Jackson
- Joni Mitchell
- The Carpenters – Carpenters
- Garth Brooks - 'One Night a Day'
- Canned Heat – "Going Up the Country" (flute)
- The 5th Dimension – "Up, Up and Away", "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"
- Elton John – "Little Jeannie" (alto)
- Toto – "Rosanna" – "Africa"
- Neil Sedaka – Sedaka's Back
- Ronnie Milsap – Lost in the Fifties Tonight
- The Rolling Stones – Goat's Head Soup
- Steely Dan – The Royal Scam
- Roy Orbison
- Diana Ross
- Stevie Wonder "Ebony Eyes"
- Tina Turner – "River Deep - Mountain High" (baritone)
- Garth Brooks – "One Night a Day"
- George Benson – "Turn Your Love Around"
- Boz Scaggs – Memphis
- The Righteous Brothers – "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin" (baritone)
- Seals & Crofts – Summer Breeze
- Little Richard
- Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy (tenor)
- Duane Eddy
- Glenn Frey – "The One You Love" (ending tenor saxophone solo)
- Traveling Wilburys – Volume 1, Volume 3
- Tom Petty
- Jeff Lynne – Armchair Theatre
- Spiral Starecase – "More Today Than Yesterday" (baritone)
- Vince Gill – "I Can't Tell You Why"
- Delbert McClinton – Never Been Rocked Enough
- Billy Joel
- Aaron Neville
- Steve Taylor - "I Blew Up the Clinic Real Good"
- Hank Williams, Jr. – "Monday Night Football Theme" – BORN TO BOOGIE
- Steve Cropper and Booker T. & the M.G.'s – MEMPHIS (with Kioshiro) – 1992 Tour
- Christopher Cross – "Ride Like the Wind"
- Catlin Hale – "Little Boy Blue", "Why Undo All The Good", "Little Girl", "Times Are A Changing"
- Shooter Jennings – Played and arranged horns on album "The Wolf" (2007)
- Kenny Chesney - As of July 2009[update], Horn is on tour with Kenny Chesney's Sun Carnival Tour. Horn has composed and arranged the horn sections for Chesney for the past several years.
- Alan James- "Sweet Baby You", "Where It's At" on album Break The Ice (1991) Nashville, TN
- Jim Salestrom
- Pete Huttlinger
- Chris Nole
- Armahń Ashley and Erik "E-Smooth" Hicks
- Through the Eyes of a Horn (1972) Shelter Records
- Jim's Horns (1973) Shelter Records
- Children of the Universe (2012) self-released, CD Baby