Bob James - Two
Bob James Two is one of those LPs that falls under the category of "the classiscs are classics for a reason". Whether you approach the LP with a sampler/producers ear, or you are just a fan of skillfully arranged, produced and played 70s jazz, BJ2 has it all. My two favorite moments are the proto-Portishead sounds with Patti Austin on vocals of "I Feel A Song in My Heart" and the amazing sounds and time changes on "The Golden Apple" (including the sick Primo Group Home sample). Revisit an old favorite or get familiar if it's new to you!
Hard to choose just one jam off this record...so enjoy three! (The name of his next album, coincidentally). ALL JAZZ AT BACKSPIN IS 20% OFF THIS WEEK!