Bob James largely defined pop/jazz crossover in the '70s. Two, reissued by Koch, is typical of his output. Mixing together aspects of pop, R&B and classical with just a touch of jazz, James (heard throughout on electric keyboards) put the emphasis on catchy melodies and lightly funky rhythms. The results range from insipid to pleasant, with a brass section, a string section, and vocalists (including Patti Austin) utilized to create what is essentially background music.
|Take Me to the Mardi Gras / Paul Simon||Bob James||5:50|
|I Feel a Song (In My Heart) / Tony Camillo / Mary Sawyer||Bob James||5:27|
|The Golden Apple / Bob James||Bob James||7:19|
|Farandole (L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2) / Georges Bizet||Bob James||8:25|
|You're as Right as Rain / Thom Bell / Linda Creed||Bob James||5:28|
|Dream Journey / Bob James||Bob James||5:51|