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The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

Updated June 18, 2018 565 votes 141 voters 4.7k views38 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Bob James is arguably one of the greatest jazz keyboardists of all time, with a prolific career spanning over 5 decades. Here, you'll find a complete list of the best Bob James albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Bob James discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Bob James albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Bob James singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Bob James album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Bob James album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Bob James album of all time?" or "What are the top Bob James albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The jazz keyboardist and record producer got his start back in 1962 and has released a range of great music in the time since, including albums like Double Vision and Two.

This list of popular Bob James albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can give your input by voting up the best albums below and voting down any you think should be lower on the list.

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  • 1
    54
    11

    ArtistBob James

    TracksCaribbean Nights, Angela Theme (Theme From "Taxi"), I Want to Thank You (Very Much)

    Genres (Music)Jazz fusion, Smooth jazz

  • 2
    33
    4

    One

    1974

    ArtistBob James

    TracksIn the Garden, Nautilus, Soulero

    Genres (Music)Jazz, Jazz fusion, Smooth jazz

  • 3
    21
    6

    Three

    1976

    ArtistBob James

    TracksWomen of Ireland, Jamaica Farewell, Storm King

    Genres (Music)Jazz fusion, Smooth jazz

  • 4
    20
    7

    BJ4

    1977

    ArtistBob James

    TracksPure Imagination, El Verano, Nights Are Forever Without You

    Genres (Music)Jazz fusion, Smooth jazz

  • 5
    18
    6

    H

    1980
  • 6

    ArtistBob James

    TracksBare Bones, Just Listen, Wings for Sarah

    LabelWarner Bros. Records

  • 7
    15
    2
  • 8

    ArtistBob James

    TracksHypnotique, Love Power, Enchanted Forest

    Genres (Music)Jazz fusion

  • 9
    22
    13

    Two

    1975

    ArtistBob James

    TracksDream Journey, I Feel a Song (In My Heart), The Golden Apple

    Genres (Music)Jazz fusion, Smooth jazz

  • 10

    ArtistBob James Trio

    TracksHockney, Nightcrawler, Shooting Stars

    LabelWarner Bros. Records

  • 11
    12
    4

    ArtistBob James

    TracksIt's Only You, Macumba, Roberta

  • 12
    10
    2

    The Scarlatti Dialogues

    1988
  • 13

    ArtistBob James

    TracksNight Sky, The River Returns, Playing With Fire

    LabelWarner Bros. Records

  • 14
    11
    6

    Heads

    1977

    ArtistBob James

    TracksNight Crawler, I'm in You, You Are So Beautiful

    Genres (Music)Jazz fusion, Smooth jazz

  • 15

    ArtistBob James

    TracksHello Nardo, The Marilu, Night Moods

    LabelColumbia

  • 16
    7
    2
  • 17
    9
    4

    Rameau

    1984
  • 18

    ArtistBob James, Bob James Trio

    TracksMy Love (from Candide), Softly as in a Morning Sunrise, A Moment's Notice

    Genres (Music)Jazz

  • 19

    ArtistBob James

    TracksWhen the Love Is Over, Nightbeat, Five O'Clock Chateau

    LabelWarner Bros. Records

  • 20

    ArtistBob James

    TracksLover Come Back to Me, Scarborough Fair, Put Our Hearts Together

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  • 24
    2
    0

    J. S. Bach: Concertos for 2 & 3 Keyboards

    1989
  • 25
    4
    0

    Restoration

    2001