Heads (Bob James album)

Heads is the fifth album by jazz musician Bob James, released in October 1977. It was his first album released on his newly formed Tappan Zee label, which was distributed at the time by Columbia Records. All of his Tappan Zee albums (which includes his CTI back-catalog) are now distributed by E1 Music. The album reached number one on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart.

Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 14, 1977
RecordedMay-September 1977
Media Sound, Sound Mixers and A&R Studios, New York City
GenreJazz fusion, smooth jazz
LabelTappan Zee Records
JC 34896
ProducerBob James
Bob James chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide1/5 stars[3]
The Village VoiceD+[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Heads" (Bob James) – 6:40
  2. "We're All Alone" (Boz Scaggs) – 5:33
  3. "I'm in You" (Peter Frampton) – 6:48
  4. "Night Crawler" (Bob James) – 6:20
  5. "You Are So Beautiful" (Billy Preston, Bruce Fisher) – 6:48
  6. "One Loving Night" (Henry Purcell) – 5:48



  • Gloria Agostini – harp
  • Max Ellen, Harry Cykman, Barry Finclair, Paul Gershman, Harold Kohon, Diana Halprin, Marvin Morgenstern, John Pintavalle, Max Pollikoff, Matthew Raimondi]] – violin
  • Al Brown and His Tunetoppers, Lamar Alsop, The Manny Vardi Strings – viola
  • Jonathan Abramowitz, Charles McCracken, Alan Shulman – cello


Chart (1978) Peak
Billboard Top LPs[4] 47
Billboard Top Jazz LPs[4] 1


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Bob James: Heads > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (January 30, 1978). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 111. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ a b "Bob James US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-15.

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