Bob James Trio


Bob James, a recent college graduate, brought ESP a master of a session he had produced, featuring Barre Phillips and Bob Pozar. He chose for the front cover a torn poster he had photographed on a visit to Australia. In 1974, having garnered several gold records, he returned to visit ESP on the ground floor at 290 West End Avenue, in New York City. Lounging in a swing back leather chair, he commented that he thought his ESP album was the best one he had ever made. - Bernard Stollman


Bob James: piano
Barre Philips: bass
Robert Pozar: percussion
Bob James, Bob Ashley and Gordon Mumma: electronic tape collage on tracks 2 and 5

Track Listing

1.Peasant Boy8:352.Untitled Mixes5:193.Explosions5:454.And On8:565.Wolfman6:08

All compositions (Syndicore Music BMI) except Track 2 (Visibility Music BMI)

Press Quotes

"Lively and often humorous compositions." -- All Music Guide

"...rare indeed is a successful pairing of electronic and acoustic audio collage, much less in a mid-1960s jazz setting...Couple this with the fact that this is one of the most cleanly recorded items in ESP's catalog, and Explosions is a weighty historical artifact not to be missed." -- Clifford Allen


Recorded May 10, 1965 at Bell Sound Studios, NYC. Engineered by Art Crist. Original cover by Bob James. Original art direction by Jay Dillon. Digital remastering by Douglas McGregor. Design & Layout by Miles Bachman & Peov.


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Musicians: Bob James / Barre Philips / Robert Pozar / Bob James / Bob Ashley / Gordon Mumma

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