Multi-Grammy Winning Pianist Bob James releases “Feel Like Making LIVE!” as a celebration of his unique artistry, reflecting on a storied career stretching back nearly six decades. On this album he Steps back to his piano trio roots, which is how the Missouri-born musician started his music career back in 1963. The lineup on this release includes bassist Michael Palazzolo along with drummer Billy Kilson and the album was recorded live in the studio as a unique audio-visual spectacular, utilizing the best available filming and recording standards, including Dolby Atmos sound and 4K ultra high definition video.
High resolution audio enthusiasts will find a wide range of physical format options including a variety of immersive audio codecs. The five different physical formats include a DSD stereo and 5.1 surround sound multi-channel hybrid SACD, a bundle with an MQA-CD + Blu-ray, a 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray disc. a stand-alone MQA-CD, and for analog enthusiasts a 180gram Limited Numbered orange double vinyl LP. The Ultra HD Blu-ray includes Dolby Atmos in Dolby TrueHD and Auro 3D and the music is also available as a download in uncompressed stereo at 96kHz / 24-bit.
On this 2022 release James delivers a range of material from different phases of his career, ranging from his gentle ballad, “Angela,” written for the US sitcom, Taxi, onto his iconic '70s jazz-funk groove “'Westchester Lady.” Plus, he revisits the cult classic “Nautilus,” originally a sleeper turned hip-pop sample favorite found on James’ first CTI album, “One,” which was reissued on SACD in 2021. Another gem lifted from his back pages is the mellow instrumental rendition of Roberta Flack's hit, “Feel Like Making Love,” and the trio also throws in some musical surprises such as an old school-style blues arrangement of Elton John's classic “Rocket Man.”
Scheduled for release January 28, 2022.
5.1 & 2.0 Hybrid SACD, Ultra HD Blu-ray with 4k Video and Dolby Atmos in TrueHD, plus Auro 3D, CD+Blu-ray bundle, CD or 180g double limited number orange vinyl. Also available as a stereo lossless download in 96kHz / 24-bit or through streaming services in Dolby Atmos.
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MQA-CD + Blu-ray Bundle
4k Ultra HD Blu-ray
- Rocket Man
- Niles A Head
- Feel Like Making Love / Night Crawler
- Mister Magic
- Westchester Lady
- Nardis (Blu-ray only)