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Toto Releases 35th Anniversary Tour DVD
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Toto Releases 35th Anniversary Tour DVD

Toto is still going strong and the band celebrated a long career with a 35th anniversary tour in 2013. A still-vital group is revealed in the . Known for early 80’s hits like “Rosanna” and “Hold the Line,” the Toto of today includes superstar session bassist Nathan East in the role previously filled (1982-2007) by Mike Porcaro, who suffers from...

Nathan East Releases Debut Solo Album
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Nathan East Releases Debut Solo Album

Nathan 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...

Nathan East Debuts “Sir Duke” from Upcoming Solo Album
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Nathan East Debuts “Sir Duke” from Upcoming Solo Album

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...

Nathan East to Join Eric Clapton’s Touring Band
Concerts & Tours

Nathan East to Join Eric Clapton’s Touring Band

Guitar legend Eric Clapton has once again recruited bass giant Nathan East to his touring band. East, who played with Clapton from 1984 to 2004, will be hitting the road with the former Cream guitarist in 2014, starting in Japan. The rest of the band includes keyboardists Chris Stainton and Paul Carrack, vocalists Michelle John and Sharon White, and drummer...

Nathan East Recording Debut Solo Album
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Nathan East Recording Debut Solo Album

He’s played on tons of influential songs, but now bass legend Nathan East is working on his debut solo album. East, who has worked with Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder and Daft Punk, has announced that he’s been recording his first album as a leader at Ocean Way’s Studio B. The project is being done with Yamaha Entertainment...

Toto, Featuring Nathan East, Announces First Full North American Tour in A Decade
Concerts & Tours

Toto, Featuring Nathan East, Announces First Full North American Tour in A Decade

Toto has announced their first full North American tour in almost a decade as part of a worldwide trek in celebration of the band’s 35th anniversary. Kicking off July 26th in Belleville, Ontario, the veteran rockers will skip across Canada and the United States before wrapping up on September 14th in Chandler, Arizona. The band’s current lineup includes Steve “Luke”...

Daft Punk Releases “Random Access Memories”
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Daft Punk Releases “Random Access Memories”

Electronica duo Daft Punk have taken a turn towards humanity with their latest album, Random Access Memories, which almost exclusively uses live instrumentation. The 13-track effort brings together a spectacular cast of guest musicians including Julian Casablancas, Pharrell Williams, Paul Williams, Nile Rodgers, Chilly Gonzalez and others. “Making music with musicians and bringing back a certain craftsmanship, that was totally...

Nathan East and David “Fingers” Haynes: NAMM Jam
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Nathan East and David “Fingers” Haynes: NAMM Jam

Nathan East took the stage at the TC Electronic booth at the 2012 Winter NAMM show, teaming up with the phenomenal David “Fingers” Haynes. The duo proceeded to lay it down. If you look closely, you’ll see a cameo of the No Treble guys behind the stage. We were hanging out with Uriah Duffy and chatting, heard Nathan’s playing, and...

Fourplay Releases “Esprit De Four”
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Fourplay Releases “Esprit De Four”

Contemporary jazz quartet Fourplay have released their thirteenth album, entitled Esprit De Four. Originally formed in 1991, the band currently consists of bassist Nathan East, drummer Harvey Mason, keyboardist Bob James and guitarist Chuck Loeb. This is Loeb’s second recording with Fourplay and the band is taking advantage of the new direction. “In the songwriting and recording process, we were...

Stories Behind the Songs: Nathan East
Stories Behind the Songs

Stories Behind the Songs: Nathan East

Nathan East’s prolific playing has graced so many albums, it would probably be easier to list who he hasn’t work with rather than who he has. The Philadelphia-born, San Diego-raised bassist picked up his first 4-string at 14 after studying cello in school and went on to be one of the world’s most in-demand session players. He’s been called on...

ArtistWorks Opens Online Bass School with John Patitucci, Nathan East and Missy Raines
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ArtistWorks Opens Online Bass School with John Patitucci, Nathan East and Missy Raines

ArtistWorks has extended their online music-based learning community with the announcement of a new Bass Campus. The company has recruited three renowned bassists to offer up a wide range of bass education, with John Patitucci (Jazz Bass School), Nathan East (School of Rock & Pop Bass) and Missy Raines (Bluegrass Bass School). Like all of ArtistWorks education programs, the Bass...

The Most Influential Blues Bassists: Part 2
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The Most Influential Blues Bassists: Part 2

After reading the previous column in this two-part series, I’m hoping you’ve had a chance to check out some music featuring the playing of Willie Dixon and Duck Dunn. Their old school approaches to playing blues compliments the players they accompanied and reflects how novel full-band blues recordings were in the 1950’s and ’60’s. Early on, blues recordings typically only...