WRTI Spotlight
10:26 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Bob James With Jeff Duperon: Sunday, June 23 At 8:30 PM

On Sunday, June 23 at 8:30 pm, Jazz with Jeff Duperon welcomes pianist, composer, and arranger Bob James, whose long career continues to evolve. From his early days in Missouri to his winning of two Grammy Awards, Bob James has captivated audiences around the world.

Discovered by Quincy Jones at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival in 1963, James recorded his first solo album that year—Bold Conceptions—for Mercury Records. The five decades that followed were filled with 58 albums and innumerable awards. He honed his skills working with record producer Creed Taylor, and collaborated on albums with artists like Hank Crawford and Grover Washington, Jr.

On June 28 Bob James appears with David Sanborn at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pa., fresh from the release of their new CD, Quartette Humaine.

Tune in Sunday, June 23 to Jeff Duperon's mix of new releases and emerging artists in jazz. It's Jazz with Jeff Duperon, every Sunday night, 8 pm to midnight on member-supported WRTI-FM. For more information tune in to 90.1 FM in Philadelphia or log on to wrti.org.

Bob James & David Sanborn: The Making of Quartette Humaine

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