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Robert Kraft, a smooth west coast crooner…

Robert Kraft was born in Princeton, NJ on February 4, 1955 and started to establish his music career as a composer in NY after graduation from Harvard University. Robert formed his Jazz band “Ivory Coast” and started to perform in NY clubs. In 1979, RSO Records signed them and released their album “Mood Swing” produced by Phil Galdston.

In 1980, Robert recorded his first solo album “Ready To Bounce” but unfortunately this album was not released in the States due to bankruptcy of RSO Records.(For your information, “Ready To Bounce” was released only in Japan in 1985.) In spite of this accident, Robert got a deal with RCA Records and thus “Retroactive” was released in 1982. This album is said to be one of the AOR treasures because of its perfect music quality.

In 1989, Robert released another album “Quake City” as an artist but he succeeded more as a producer / songwriter in Los Angeles music scene in early 90’s.

Discography

Complete Kraft Box 1979-1989

Vivid Sound 2013

Tracks: CD1: Who´s Seducin´Who?, Down In Flames, Junction Boulevard, Bon Voyage, Second Nature, A Jump For Miles, False Start, Hoverkraft & Cafe Society. CD2: On The West Side, Groove Speed, I Can’t Say No, Don’t Turn Away, Single, Solo, Carnegie Woogie, It’s A Snap, Rosette,Teach Me How To Kiss You & Manhattan. CD3: Single Solo, Just Another Notch On The Bedpost, Out With My Ex, You´re Blue Too, I Wonder What You´re Like, Heartless, What Price Glory, Teach Me How To Kiss You, Can We Be In Love Again, On The West Side & Let´s Hold Each Other Once More. CD4: Beat Generation, Lost In The Shuffle, Quake City, Homeless, Stop Time, Rubber Neckin´, O Eliza, Christmas In Kyoto, Failing Upwards & Fountain Of Youth. CD5: It´s A Snap, Down In Flames, Second Nature, Rosette, Café Society, Carnegie Woogie, Christmas In Kyoto, On The West Side & Who´s Seducin´Who?

Musicians on the Complete Kraft Box 1979-1989: Robert Kraft and others.

Quake City

Vivid Sound 2013

Tracks: Beat Generation, Lost In The Shuffle, Quake City, Homeless, Stop Time, Rubber Neckin´, O Eliza, Christmas In Kyoto, Failing Upwards & Fountain Of Youth.

Musicians on the Quake City album: Robert Kraft, Rick Marotta, Nick Brown, Dave Chamberlain, Michael Paulo, Bruce Willis, Janis Siegel, Michael Hunter, Michael Andreus, Carlos Gomez, Rob Trow, N´Dea Davenport, Jay Gruska, Paul Graham & Todd Yvega.

Ready To Bounce

Vivid Sound 2013

Tracks: On The West Side, Groove Speed, I Can’t Say No, Don’t Turn Away, Single, Solo, Carnegie Woogie, It’s A Snap, Rosette,Teach Me How To Kiss You & Manhattan.

Musicians on the Ready To Bounce album: Robert Kraft, Irene Cara, Janis Siegel, Tim Hauser, Alan Paul, Peter Thom, Phil Galdston, David Brown, Ralph MacDonald, Ron Carter, Bob Mintzer, Chris Parker, Randy Brecker and others.

Live At Town Hall, NYC 1980

Vivid Sound 2013

Tracks: It´s A Snap, Down In Flames, Second Nature, Rosette, Café Society, Carnegie Woogie, Christmas In Kyoto, On The West Side & Who´s Seducin´Who?

Musicians on the Live At The Town Hall, NYC 1980 album: Robert Kraft and others.

Moodswing

Vivid Sound 2013

Tracks: Who´s Seducin´Who?, Down In Flames, Junction Boulevard, Bon Voyage, Second Nature, A Jump For Miles, False Start, Hoverkraft & Cafe Society.

Musicians on the Moodswing album: Robert Kraft, Philip Galdston, Peter Thom, Ross Levinson, Stephen Tarshis, Michael Lauren, Timmy Capello and others.

Retro Active

Vivid Sound 2013

Tracks: Single Solo, Just Another Notch On The Bedpost, Out With My Ex, You´re Blue Too, I Wonder What You´re Like, Heartless, What Price Glory, Teach Me How To Kiss You, Can We Be In Love Again, On The West Side & Let´s Hold Each Other Once More.

Musicians on the Retro Active album: Robert Kraft, Larry Carlton, Jerry Hey, Bill Reichenbach, Larry Williams, Kim Hutchcroft, Richard Page, Steve George, Tom Kelly, Jeff Porcaro, Abraham Laboriel, Terry Trotter, Brian Mann, Don Freeman, Michael Omartian, Paulinho Da Costa, Rick Marotta, Janis Siegel, Ed Greene, Alex Acuna & Ross Levinson.

Consensual Sets

Milan Records 2013

Tracks: Who’s Seducin’ Who?, Beat Generation, Out With My Ex, Caf‚é Society, On the West Side, A Jump For Miles, Failing Upwards, Lost In the Shuffle, Carnegie Woogie, Just Another Notch, Down In Flames & Rosette.

Musicians on the Consensual Sets album: Robert Kraft and others.

Retro Active

BMG Records 1991

Tracks: Single Solo, Just Another Notch On The Bedpost, Out With My Ex, You´re Blue Too, I Wonder What You´re Like, Heartless, What Price Glory, Teach Me How To Kiss You, Can We Be In Love Again, On The West Side & Let´s Hold Each Other Once More.

Musicians on the Retro Active album: Robert Kraft, Larry Carlton, Jerry Hey, Bill Reichenbach, Larry Williams, Kim Hutchcroft, Richard Page, Steve George, Tom Kelly, Jeff Porcaro, Abraham Laboriel, Terry Trotter, Brian Mann, Don Freeman, Michael Omartian, Paulinho Da Costa, Rick Marotta, Janis Siegel, Ed Greene, Alex Acuna & Ross Levinson.

Quake City

Sonic Edge Records 1989

Tracks: Beat Generation, Lost In The Shuffle, Quake City, Homeless, Stop Time, Rubber Neckin´, O Eliza, Christmas In Kyoto, Failing Upwards & Fountain Of Youth.

Musicians on the Quake City album: Robert Kraft, Rick Marotta, Nick Brown, Dave Chamberlain, Michael Paulo, Bruce Willis, Janis Siegel, Michael Hunter, Michael Andreus, Carlos Gomez, Rob Trow, N´Dea Davenport, Jay Gruska, Paul Graham & Todd Yvega.

Ready To Bounce

RSO Records 1985

Tracks: On The West Side, Groove Speed, I Can’t Say No, Don’t Turn Away, Single, Solo, Carnegie Woogie, It’s A Snap, Rosette,Teach Me How To Kiss You & Manhattan.

Musicians on the Ready To Bounce album: Robert Kraft, Irene Cara, Janis Siegel, Tim Hauser, Alan Paul, Peter Thom, Phil Galdston, David Brown, Ralph MacDonald, Ron Carter, Bob Mintzer, Chris Parker, Randy Brecker and others.

Radio Special, Volume 20

RCA Records 1982

Tracks: To be updated.

Musicians on the Radio Special, Volume 20 album: Robert Kraft and others.

Retro Active

RCA Records 1982

Tracks: Single Solo, Just Another Notch On The Bedpost, Out With My Ex, You´re Blue Too, I Wonder What You´re Like, Heartless, What Price Glory, Teach Me How To Kiss You, Can We Be In Love Again, On The West Side & Let´s Hold Each Other Once More.

Musicians on the Retro Active album: Robert Kraft, Larry Carlton, Jerry Hey, Bill Reichenbach, Larry Williams, Kim Hutchcroft, Richard Page, Steve George, Tom Kelly, Jeff Porcaro, Abraham Laboriel, Terry Trotter, Brian Mann, Don Freeman, Michael Omartian, Paulinho Da Costa, Rick Marotta, Janis Siegel, Ed Greene, Alex Acuna & Ross Levinson.

Moodswing

RSO Records 1979

Tracks: Who´s Seducin´Who?, Down In Flames, Junction Boulevard, Bon Voyage, Second Nature, A Jump For Miles, False Start, Hoverkraft & Cafe Society.

Musicians on the Moodswing album: Robert Kraft, Philip Galdston, Peter Thom, Ross Levinson, Stephen Tarshis, Michael Lauren, Timmy Capello and others.

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