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Nathan East Releases Debut Solo Album

Nathan East Solo AlbumNathan East.

You know him. You most likely love him. He’s the bass sideman to the stars — over his 40-year career, he played with everyone Barry White to Eric Clapton to Phil Collins to George Harrison to Michael Jackson. He’s also a member of Fourplay and bassist Daft Punk (that’s his line you hear on “Get Lucky”).

Now he has finally released his debut solo album.

The self-titled record Nathan East features both new songs (like “Daft Funk” and “Madiba”) and his takes on pop/rock/soul classics like Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke,” The Beatles’ “Yesterday” (which is a duet with his son, Noah) and Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home.”

Check out East and his son in action. It’s something else:

The bassist’s Youtube channel features a ton of great info about the album in cool interviews with East and the other players on the record, including this piece about “Madiba” a song written in honor of late South African president, revolutionary, Nobel Peace Prize winner and humanitarian Nelson Mandela:

East has noted how important collaboration was in the creation of the album, and he notes that on his website: “You can tell a difference in the way the music feels. They’re calling it a solo album, but I consider it everybody’s record.”

Nathan East is available on CD and digital formats (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Nathan East Track List:

  1. 101 Eastbound
  2. Sir Duke
  3. Letter From Home
  4. Moondance
  5. I Can Let Go Now
  6. Daft Funk
  7. SeveNate
  8. Can’t Find My Way Home
  9. Moodswing
  10. Overjoyed
  11. Yesterday
  12. Madiba
  13. America the Beautiful