We reported last August that Nathan East was working on his first solo album. Now we know a date. Nathan East will be released on March 25, 2014.
“It’s a celebration of my musical friends and my musical life over 30 years’ worth of experiences and influences,” East told Billboard. “The one thing I’ve learned is that I love a collaborative effort, the spirit of making music with a lot of great musicians in the room.”
Steve Wonder’s “Sir Duke” is one of the tracks on the album. East and Yamaha Entertainment have debuted this track in advance of the release:
East is joined by two of his Fourplay bandmates on the album, keyboardist Bob James and guitarist Chuck Loeb. Musical guests include Stevie Wonder (on harmonica), Sarah Bareilles and Michael McDonald. East’s 13 year old son Noah makes his debut on the album as well.