“Bold Conceptions” is the debut trio album by Bob James released on August 13, 1962.
Bold Conceptions, is a startling, often brilliant excursion into boundary-stretching free piano trio music. The version here of “Nardis” — perhaps the most haunting jazz melody every composed, written but never recorded by Miles Davis — is at least a decade ahead of its time, as James reaches into the piano to pluck chords, taking the melody as far out as it can go.
A stunning recording. Featuring Bob “Turk” Pozar and Ron Brooks.
Extremely rare. Original Issue. Original Label. LP. Mercury SR 60768. VG****