The veteran, much-garlanded keyboard magus, BOB JAMES, has just released a new album with his trio called ‘Espresso’ on Evosound. Produced by Sonny Abelardo, it features drummer, Billy Kilson, and bass player, Michael Palazzolo, who offer sympatico accompaniment to the 78-year-old Missouri-born pianist.
‘Espresso’ offers eleven selections, ranging from brand new songs to unique covers of the Grover Washington Jr-associated ‘Mister Magic’ (which James played on in 1975) to a revamp of his cult tune, Nautilus – much sampled by the hip-hop fraternity – which provides the musical DNA to a new tune, ‘Submarine.’
Look out for SJF’s interview with Bob James coming very soon.
‘Espresso’ is out now via Evosound Records