James 'Jim' Price (born 1945, Fort Worth, Texas, United States) was, together with Bobby Keys and Jim Horn, one of the most in demand horn session players of the 1970s. He toured extensively with The Rolling Stones from 1970 until 1973, including their 1972 American Tour, and appears on the albums, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main St. and Goats Head Soup. From September 1968 to February 1969, Price played with New Buffalo Springfield. He also toured and recorded with Delaney, Bonnie and Friends, Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen and Eric Clapton.
Price worked as a session musician, playing trombone and trumpet in the Los Angeles area. His work on the Delaney & Bonnie album Accept No Substitute (1969) led to touring with the band. He next appeared on Clapton's self-titled solo album (1970). Also that year, he worked on All Things Must Pass with George Harrison and Mad Dogs and Englishmen with Joe Cocker. The next year he appeared on Barbra Streisand's album Barbra Joan Streisand. He also worked as record producer in this period. During the 1980s and 1990s, Price composed music for numerous motion pictures, television programs and advertisements.
Albums produced by Price
- Jim Price - Kids Nowadays Ain't Got No Shame (A&M)
- Genya Ravan - They Love Me, They Love Me Not (ABC Dunhill)
- Jim Price - Sundego's Traveling Orchestra (ABC Dunhill)
- Jim Price - All Occasion Brass Band (MCA)
- Joe Cocker - I Can Stand A Little Rain (A&M) (includes the single "You Are So Beautiful")
- Joe Cocker - Jamaica Say You Will (A&M)
- Wayne Shorter - Native Dancer (CBS),1975
- Jennifer Warnes - Jennifer Warnes (Arista)
- KGB - KGB (MCA)
- Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds (Playboy),1975
- David Bromberg - Reckless Abandon (Fantasy)
- Milton Nascimento - Journey to Dawn (A&M)
Television and film scores
Price orchestrated the underscoring for ABC Children's Weekend Specials (Asselin Productions). He also arranged, conducted, and produced the music score for the SHO Films production City Limits, starring Robbie Benson and James Earl Jones, produced by Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper, and directed by Aaron Lipstadt.
He composed, arranged, conducted, and produced the music score for the MHE production Heated Vengeance, starring Richard Hatch, Jolina Collins, Ron Max, and Michael J. Pollard and directed by Edward Murphy. In addition he was the composer and music director for the ABC two-hour special All-Star Pro Sports Awards. Price also composed, arranged, and produced music score for MPCA feature film Hangfire, starring Brad Davis, Kim Delaney, George Kennedy, and Yaphet Kotto, and directed by Peter Maris.