Bob James – Sign of the Times

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Sign of the Times is the ninth album by jazz musician Bob James.

AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson:
With Sign of the Times, Bob James, who had done so much to define so-called smooth jazz, gave his audience yet another dose of the type of pop/R&B/jazz fluff he’d been successful with. Consistently boring and mindless, the album has all of the things one expects from a Bob James recording — dull arrangements, forgettable melodies and robotic background vocals (

Track listing:
“Hypnotique” (5:52)
The Steamin’ Feeling” (5:23)
Enchanted Forest” (5:33)
Unicorn” (9:03)
Sign of the Times” (5:41)
Love Power” (5:31)

Producer, Arranged By [Strings, Horns], Conductor, Piano, Synthesizer, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Bob James
Trombone – Dave Taylor, Jim Pugh
Trumpet – Jon Faddis, Mike Lawrence, Ron Tooley
Violin – Barry Finclair, Charles Libove, David Nadien, Gerald Tarack, Jan Mullen, Joseph Rabushka, Max Ellen, Richard Sortomme
Vocals – Babi Floyd, Frank Floyd, Hilary James, Kacey Cisyk, Luther Vandross, Milt Grayson, Patti Austin, Vivian Cherry, Yvonne Lewis
Woodwinds – Eddie Daniels, George Marge, Phil Bodner, Wally Kane, Whit Sidener

Released: 1981
Label Tappan Zee/Columbia
Producer: Bob James, Hilary James