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BJ 4


Download links and information about BJ 4 by Bob James. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 6 tracks with total duration of 36:19 minutes.

Artist: Bob James
Release date: 1977
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 6
Duration: 36:19
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No. Title Length
1. Pure Imagination 5:20
2. Where the Wind Blows Free 6:42
3. Tappan Zee 6:49
4. Nights Are Forever Without You 6:23
5. Treasure Island 6:10
6. El Verano 4:55



The CD reissue of BJ 4 starts off promising with a flugelhorn solo from the great Art Farmer, but the music soon sinks into pure commercialism. Bob James' dated-sounding keyboards are always prominent, as are the rather mechanical rhythms churned out by bassist Gary King, drummer Steve Gadd, and percussionist Ralph MacDonald. Although there are some catchy moments, the six selections (which clock in between almost-five and almost-seven minutes) never seem to travel anywhere. Farmer, flutist Hubert Laws and guitarist Eric Gale have short solos that are primarily used as props and for contrast before James takes back complete control. The occasional strings and woodwinds make the light funk music here seem a bit Muzaky, so this is one to skip.