Sketches of James: Selections from the James Taylor Songbook
Label: KOCH International Jazz
Unfortunately, the song order on the CD bears no resemblance to the sequence listed on the booklet and back card - that's quite annoying. Here is the correct song sequence: Your Smiling Face (Gerald Albright); New Tune (Oscar Castro-Neves); Something in the Way She Moves (Mitchel Forman Trio); Nobody But You (Les McCann); Secret O'Life (Shirley Horn); Only a Dream in Rio (Flora Purim and Airto Moreira); Fire and Rain (Poncho Sanchez' Latin Jazz Band); You Make It Easy (Robben Ford); Steamroller (Tower of Power); Long Ago and Far Away (New York Voices). (48:46)
"Your Smiling Face": Gerald Albright - alto saxophone; Patrice Rushen - keyboards; Abraham Laboriel, Sr. - bass; Land Richards - drums; Paul Jackson, Jr. - guitar; Alex Acuna - percussion. "New Tune": Oscar Castro-Neves - acoustic guitar; Ralph Morrison - concert master; Karen Jones - violin; Carole Mukogawa, Denyse Buffom - viola; Larry Corbett, Steve Richards - cello; Dave Carpenter - bass; Gayle Levant - harp; Alex Acuna - percussion. "Something in the Way She Moves": Mitchel Forman - piano; Dave Carpenter - bass; Bob Leatherbarrow - drums. "Nobody But You": Les McCann - vocal; Don Grusin - keyboards; Abraham Laboriel, Sr. - bass; Land Richards - drums; David T. Walker, Robben Ford - guitar; Walt Fowler - trumpet; Bob Shepherd - tenor sax, bass clarinet; Alex Acuna - percussion. "Secret O'Life": Shirley Horn - vocal and piano; Al McKibbon - bass; Steve Williams - drums and percussion. "Only a Dream in Rio": Flora Purim -vocal; Airto Moreira - drums and percussion; Don Grusin - keyboards; Abraham Laboriel, Sr. - bass; Oscar Castro-Neves - guitar; Gerald Albright - soprano sax; Shelby Flint, Carmen Twilly, Mary Hylan - background vocals. "Fire and Rain": Poncho Sanchez - congas; Tony Banda - bass; Ramon Banda - timbales; Jose "Papo" Rodriguez - bongos; Sal Cracchiolo - trumpet; Scott Martin - sax; Alex Henderson - trombone. "You Make It Easy": Robben Ford - guitar and vocal; Russ Ferrante - keyboards; Jimmy Haslip - bass; Gary Novak - drums; Alex Acuna - percussion. "Steamroller": Tower of Power: Brent Carter - lead and background vocals; Emilio Castillo - tenor sax and background vocals; Bill Churchville, Jesse McGuire - trumpet; David Garibaldi - drums; Stephen "Doc" Kupka - baritone sax; Nico Milo - Hammond B-3 organ; Francis Rocco Prestia - bass; Norbert Stachel - tenor sax; Jeff Tamalier - guitar and background vocals; Nick Lane - trombone. "Long Ago and Far Away": New York Voices: Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan, Darmon Meador, Kim Nazarian - vocals; Darmon Meador - tenor sax; Andy Ezrin - piano; Paul Nowinski - bass; Terry Clarke - drums.
- Sketches of James: Selections from the James Taylor Songbook by Dave Hughes