Bob James and Earl Klugh – One On One

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One on One is a smooth jazz, crossover jazz studio album by Bob James and Earl Klugh. This album earned the two artists the Grammy award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 1981. In May 1982 the album was certified gold in the United States (

AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek:
Hot on the heels of his commercial breakthrough Touchdown, which contained the monster hit “Angela (Theme from Taxi),” Bob James teamed up with acoustic guitarist Earl Klugh for the first of two hit duet albums. One on One is not strictly a duet side, however. The pair is accompanied by a band of crack studio types that includes James’ former CTI mates acoustic bassist Ron Carter and drummer Harvey Mason and a host of others as well as string and woodwinds sections. The fare is light, breezy, and barely there in places. Out of these sessions came “The Afterglow,” which lit up the charts right after “Angela” did, making James the hottest jazz commodity on the scene (

Track listing:
All songs written by Bob James and Earl Klugh

“Kari” – 6:30
“The Afterglow” – 6:33
“Love Lips” – 6:38
“Mallorca” – 4:48
“I’ll Never See You Smile Again” – 5:27
“Winding River” – 5:22

Tracks 1,3,5, written by Earl Klugh Tracks 2,4,6, written by Bob James

Bob James – Acoustic Piano, Fender Rhodes
Earl Klugh – Acoustic Guitar
Harvey Mason – Drums
Eric Gale – Guitar on “The Afterglow”, “Love Lips” and “I’ll never See You Smile Again”
Neil Jason – Electric Bass on “Kari” and “The Afterglow”
Gary King – Electric Bass on “I’ll Never See You Smile Again” and “Love Lips”
Ron Carter – Acoustic Bass on “Winding River” and “Mallorca”
Ralph MacDonald – Percussion.
Hubert Laws – Flute
David Nadien – Violin, Concertmaster

Released: 1979
Recorded: 1979 at Mediasound, Sound Palace and SoundMixers, New York City, New York
Length: 35:02
Label Tappan Zee Records
Producer: Bob James & Earl Klugh