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Groove – Episode #26: Nathan East
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #26: Nathan East

It’s hard to not hear the music of Nathan East. His discography is – literally – a who’s who of popular music, and it runs across many genres. Whether you have grooved to the sounds of Daft Punk’s massive hit, “Get Lucky” or enjoyed the hit song “Easy Lover” by Phil Collins in the mid-eighties, that’s Nathan. East has been...

Nathan East Returns with “Reverence”
New Albums

Nathan East Returns with “Reverence”

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...

Aidan Hampson Releases Best of Nathan East Transcription Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

Aidan Hampson Releases Best of Nathan East Transcription Book

Aidan Hampson has released a new book of bass line transcriptions, this time focusing on the work of legendary session ace Nathan East. As one of the most recorded bassists in history, East played on recordings with Eric Clapton, Daft Punk, Michael Jackson, and more. “With such a wealth of material to choose from, selecting his best work was not...

Nathan East: 101 Eastbound, Live at NAMM 2015
Bass Videos

Nathan East: 101 Eastbound, Live at NAMM 2015

We’re celebrating Nathan East’s birthday today with a killer performance of “101 Eastbound” taken from last year’s NAMM show. East chords on his bass while vocalizing the melody before playing the lead lines. His gorgeous playing is also supported by Melvin Lee Davis, who lays down the bass from the back of the band. Happy birthday, Mr. East!

Eric Clapton Announces 2017 U.S. Performances with Nathan East
Concerts & Tours

Eric Clapton Announces 2017 U.S. Performances with Nathan East

Eric Clapton has announced a four-date run in the U.S. for 2017 that will include two nights each in New York City’s Madison Square Garden and the Forum in Los Angeles. The former Cream guitarist has previously stated he will not be touring much anymore due to his health issues and age, making these concerts a special treat. Clapton has...

Nathan East Announces New Solo Album, “Reverence”
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Nathan East Announces New Solo Album, “Reverence”

Two years after his solo debut, bass legend Nathan East has announced a new album for 2017. Reverence is scheduled to be released on January 20, 2017. While it’s only his second solo effort, East been featured on hundreds of albums with a discography that includes Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven,” Michael Jackson’s “Bad,” and Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.”...

Fourplay Releases Appropriately Titled Album for Silver Anniversary
New Albums

Fourplay Releases Appropriately Titled Album for Silver Anniversary

2015 marks Fourplay’s 25th anniversary, so it’s only fitting that its latest album is called Silver, in recognition of the milestone. Superstar bassist Nathan East is one of the jazz group’s four members, and he enthused about the album in an interview posted on The Huffington Post: “I love this album! We tapped into the real spirit of the quartet...

Nathan East Helps Define “The New Cool”
New Albums

Nathan East Helps Define “The New Cool”

Fourplay bandmates, keyboardist Bob James and bassist Nathan East, have released an album as a duo: The New Cool. The Nashville-recorded album featuring original tunes and some standards (even a take on “Crazy” featuring Vince Gill) is a whirlwind of delights from the bandmates of more than 20 years. East and James are particularly fond of the album closer, “Turbulence,”...

David Hungate Returns to Toto for its First Studio Album Since 2006
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David Hungate Returns to Toto for its First Studio Album Since 2006

Toto’s first studio album in around a decade also marks the return on record of founding bassist David Hungate. Toto XIV, slated for a March 24 North American release, is band’s first record of new music since 2006’s Falling In Between. Hungate is the guy so many people have learned from and copied over the years, guitarist Steve Lukather said,...

Bassists Get Some Love in Grammy Category
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Bassists Get Some Love in Grammy Category

It looks like at least one Grammy category is a bass-ic affair this year. Superstar session bassist/sideman Nathan East has received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Nathan East, his self-titled solo album debut. East has worked with a wide variety of artists in his long career, from Eric Clapton to Stevie Wonder to Michael McDonald. His...

Nathan East Documentary to Debut in December
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Nathan East Documentary to Debut in December

A new documentary about Nathan East may catapult him from being known primarily in bass circles for his years of superstar work and into the orbit of more casual mainstream music fans. “He’s just the baddest bass players that ever was,” says Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds in the doc, Nathan East: For the Record, which debuts in December on Hulu. East’s...

Eric Clapton Releases “The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale)”, Featuring Nathan East
New Albums

Eric Clapton Releases “The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale)”, Featuring Nathan East

Most rock fans know JJ Cale’s music because his songs became hits for other people — “Call Me the Breeze” for Lynyrd Skynyrd, and “After Midnight” and “Cocaine” for Eric Clapton. Clapton has said that Cale, who died in 2013, is one of rock history’s most important figures, and from the group he has gathered for , his assessment rings...