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Angels of Shanghai
Bob James
Angels of Shanghai
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Bob James
Title: Angels of Shanghai
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 4/10/2007
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Africa, Smooth Jazz, Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099923422723

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This is the music of the future.
Hudson G TANNIS | LAURELTON, NEW YORK United States | 05/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lets face it the Chinese will rule the world one day..lets congratulate Bob James for leading the way.This music reminds me of my favorite Kung Fu movie with a romantic twist....highly recommended to all martial arts fans."
Digital Mama | Westchester County, New York United States | 05/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mr. James, thank you for your inventive spirit...for always trying new things, for continuing to grow and for still surprising me after all these years. An absolutely beautiful musical gift -that what this cd is. These traditional Chinese instruments have a fascination for me that is indescribable. Mr. Lee on the guitar is as soulful as any fourplay guitarist. Harvey Mason and Nathan East are both, as always, perfection. And "Angela with Purple Bamboo" -heavenly! One of the best versions of this popular tune. I love this cd so much - I play it every morning to get me "inspired" for the day. I hope the next Fourplay recording will include some of this sound in at least a few of the tracks. I also hope Mr. James will do another project with these young musicians. Thanks again for this great work."
Heavenly music of the Angels of Shanghai with Bob James
Walter D. Young | watertown, ny | 05/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a Bob James fan for over 30 years. This latest collaboration with the young Chinese musicians from the music conservatory in Shanghai builds on the legacy of Mr.James. I was a bit skeptical of this joint venture,being somewhat of fusion purist. I was used to Bob's tradition of surrounding himself by the best jazz fusion players around,e.g. Grover,Hubert Laws,Gary King,Earl Klugh,Boney James,Kirk Whalum,Larry Carlton,Lee Ritenour,Harvey Mason,David Sanborn,the Brecker Brothers,Eric Gale and all the others too numerous to mention. I put my skepticism aside,thinking that if the Angels were good enough for Bob then they certainly must be good enough for me.

After allowing myself the opportunity to let the music come to me, I realized that Bob's musical genius had found a new platform with this East meets West venture. Bob has always had a knack of showcasing the talents of his players and this CD continues that tradition. The really pleasurable thing is that the listener has the opportunity to hear perhaps for the first time the enchanting power of ancient Chinese instruments such as the Er-Hu, a two string instrument played like a vertical violin or the guzheng, a harp like instrument whose unique sound is matched by the grace of the young woman playing it. I was fortunate enough to see the group in concert and added it to my list of the top live performances I've ever seen. Get the CD. You won't regret it!"