One on One (Bob James and Earl Klugh album)

One on One is an album by jazz keyboardist Bob James and guitarist Earl Klugh that won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 1981.[1][3] In 1982 the album was certified gold in the United States.[4][5]

One on One
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Studio album by
StudioMediasound, Sound Palace, SoundMixers, New York City
GenreSmooth jazz
LabelTappan Zee
ProducerBob James & Earl Klugh
Bob James chronology
One on One
Lucky Seven
Earl Klugh chronology
Heart String
One on One
Dream Come True
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic.com3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide2/5 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

1."Kari" (Klugh)6:30
2."The Afterglow" (James)6:33
3."Love Lips" (Klugh)6:38
4."Mallorca" (James)4:48
5."I'll Never See You Smile Again" (Klugh)5:27
6."Winding River" (James)5:22


The album was recorded at Mediasound, Sound Palace, and SoundMixers Studios in New York City in 1979. Tape mastering took place at CBS Recording Studio in New York. The album was released in late 1979 by Tappan Zee, the label owned by Bob James, promoted and distributed by Columbia in the US and CBS in the UK.

"Jazz Jam" was a throwaway track assembled by James for the engineers to balance their recording levels. "Jazz Jam" remained unreleased until Bob James found it while re-releasing the album for the Japanese market. "Jazz Jam" was remastered for the 30th anniversary release of the album in 2009 in the US and Europe including the UK. The interview contained as a bonus track on the 30th anniversary edition of the album was recorded in 2009.


  • David Nadien – concertmaster
  • James Buffington – French horn
  • Phil Bodner – woodwinds
  • Wally Kane – woodwinds
  • George Marge – woodwinds
  • Romeo Penque – woodwinds
  • Alan Shulman – cello
  • Charles McCracken – cello
  • Al Brown – viola
  • Emanuel Vardi – viola
  • Harry Cykman – violin
  • Lewis Eley – violin
  • Max Ellen – violin
  • Barry Finclair – violin
  • Marvin Morgenstern – violin
  • Matthew Raimondi – violin
  • Richard Sortomme – violin


  • Bob James – producer
  • Joe Jorgensen – recording, mixing
  • Tim Benedict – assistant engineer
  • Gregory Mann – assistant engineer
  • Michel Savage – assistant engineer
  • Stan Kalina – mastering
  • Marion Orr – production coordinator
  • Paula Scher – cover design
  • Arnold Rosenberg – cover photography
  • David Gahr – inside photography


Album – Billboard[6]
Year Chart Position
1979 Jazz Albums 1
1979 The Billboard 200 23
1980 R&B Albums 26


  1. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "One on One". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. US: Random House. p. 111. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Campbell, Mary (26 February 1981). "Grammy Honors Listed – Daily News - Google News Archive Search". US. p. 8B. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  4. ^ "RIAA: Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Solid Gold". Billboard. 12 June 1982. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Earl Klugh – Billboard Albums". allmusic. Retrieved 23 September 2010.

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