The career of Bob James is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn. From his first days in Marshall,
Missouri, the music of Bob James has captivated audiences throughout the world.
Discovered by Quincy Jones at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival in 1963, James recorded his first solo album, Bold
Conceptions, that year for Mercury Records. 58 albums and innumerable awards would follow through five
decades. He honed his skills working with Creed Taylor, working on albums for artists like Hank Crawford,
Grover Washington, Jr, among others. While with CTI, James found great popular success overseeing
significant hits for Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Maynard Ferguson, and Kenny Loggins.
In 1974, James finally recorded his own album, One, which launched a lifelong career of recording and