1979 Bob James & Earl Klugh – One On One

One On Oneis an album by jazz keyboardist Bob James and guitarist Earl Klugh that won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 1981. In 1982 the album was certified gold in the United States.

The album was recorded at Mediasound, Sound Palace, and SoundMixers Studios in New York City in 1979. Tape mastering took place at CBS Recording Studio in New York. The album was released in late 1979 by Tappan Zee, the label owned by Bob James, promoted and distributed by Columbia in the US and CBS in the UK.

“Jazz Jam” was a throwaway track assembled by James for the engineers to balance their recording levels. “Jazz Jam” remained unreleased until Bob James found it while re-releasing the album for the Japanese market. “Jazz Jam” was remastered for the 30th anniversary release of the album in 2009 in the US and Europe including the UK. The interview contained as a bonus track on the 30th anniversary edition of the album was recorded in 2009.


1  Kari (Earl Klugh) 06:27
2  The Afterglow (Bob James) 06:31
3  Love Lips (Earl Klugh) 06:34
4  Mallorca (Bob James) 04:46
5  I’ll Never See You Smile Again (Earl Klugh) 05:25
6  Winding River (Bob James) 05:22



DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
Acoustic GuitarEarl Klugh
Fender RhodesBob James
PianoBob James
French HornJim Buffington
PercussionRalph MacDonald

Other Musicians

1 Kari

BassNeil Jason

2 The Afterglow

BassNeil Jason
GuitarEric Gale

3 Love Lips

BassGary King
GuitarEric Gale

4 Mallorca

Acoustic BassRon Carter

5 I’ll Never See You Smile Again

BassGary King
GuitarEric Gale

6 Winding River

Acoustic BassRon Carter


Cello – Alan Shulman, Charles McCracken
Viola – Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi
Violin – Barry Finclair, Harry Cykman, Lewis Eley, Marvin Morgenstern, Matthew Raimondi, Max Ellen, Richard Sortomme

Liner Notes

Producer – Bob James
Arranged By – Bob James
Concertmaster – David Nadien
Conductor – Bob James
Coordinator (Production) – Marion Orr
Engineer (Assistant) – Gregg Mann, Michel Sauvage, Tim Benedict
Engineer (Recording, Mixing) – Joe Jorgensen
Mastered By – Stan Kalina, Stan Kalina

Design – Paula Scher
Photography By (Cover) – Arnold Rosenberg
Photography By (Inside Photos) – David Gahr

Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Tappan Zee Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Recorded At – Mediasound
Recorded At – Sound Palace
Recorded At – Sound Mixers
Mastered At – CBS Studios, New York