Sign of the Times (Bob James album)

Sign of the Times is an album by jazz keyboardist Bob James.[3]

Sign of the Times
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 15, 1981
GenreJazz fusion
Length36:39
LabelTappan Zee
ProducerBob James, Hilary James
Bob James chronology
H
(1980)
Sign of the Times
(1981)
Hands Down
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide1/5 stars[2]

The title track has been sampled by De La Soul and Warren G.[4]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hypnotique"Rod Temperton5:52
2."The Steamin' Feeling"Temperton5:23
3."Enchanted Forest"Bob James5:33
4."Unicorn"James9:03
5."Sign of the Times"Temperton5:41
6."Love Power"James5:31

PersonnelEdit

  • Bob James – Piano, all synthesizers and Rhodes
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Mike Lawrence – trumpet
  • Hubert Laws - flute
  • Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Jim Pugh, Dave Taylor – trombone
  • Jim Pugh – trombone
  • John Robinson - Drums on tracks 1-2-5
  • Rick Marotta - Drums on Tracks 3-4
  • Buddy Williams - Drums on Track 6
  • Gary King - Bass on Tracks 1-2-5-6
  • Marcus Miller - Bass on tracks 3-4
  • Steve Kahn - Guitar on tracks 1-2-3-4-5
  • Bruce Dunlap and Eric Gale: Guitar on track 6
  • Grover Washington Jr. - Tenor Sax on track 6
  • Major Holley - Scat Contrabass Solo on track 5
  • Luther Vandross, Patti Austin, Vivian Cherry, Casey Cysik, Hilary James, Yvonne Lewis, Babi Floyd, Milt Grayson - Vocals

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sign of the Times - Bob James | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. US: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 111. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Pitman, Jed (June 7, 2017). "Invisible Man: The Story of Rod Temperton, the 'Thriller' Songwriter". The History Press – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Five Songs By The 'Rhodes Scholar' Keyboardist Of Hip-Hop". NPR.org.