Two years ago and after forty years as first call bassist to the world’s top artists, Nathan East released his debut solo album. Now he’s back with Reverence.
The 12-song album features many of the same artists he’s worked with over the years, including Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Kirk Whalum, Yolanda Adams, Chick Corea, and more. The track list includes an incredible take on an Earth, Wind & Fire song with the band members backing him up.
“This release features a cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘Serpentine Fire,’ which was originally recorded with East’s brother Marcel in 1991 with Eric Clapton on guitar and Phil Collins on drums,” a release explains. “Moogie, East’s longtime engineer, who mixed the original cinematic cover, discovered the track 25 years later, and after a long search for the tapes, finally uncovered them in Patti Austin’s basement. After the tape was digitally remastered, the three Earth, Wind & Fire members sang (Philip Bailey), played additional bass parts (Verdine White), and added percussion (Ralph Johnson) to the track, resulting in a daring, head-turning, cinematic journey.”
It also includes a version of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground”. Get a load of each tune in the album’s teaser video:
Reverence Track List:
- Love’s Holiday (feat. Philip Bailey)
- Serpentine Fire (feat. Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson)
- Feels Like Home (feat. Yolanda Adams)
- Higher Ground (feat. Kirk Whalum)
- The Mood I’m In (feat. Nikki Yanofsky)
- Over the Rainbow (feat. Noah East)
- Shadow (feat. Chick Corea)
- Why Not This Sunday (feat. Ruben Studdard)
- Until We Meet Again