Released in March, 2014, “Nathan East” is the first solo eponymous album as leader by American bass player Nathan East.
Track Listing : 1.101 Eastbound (Marcel East, Nathan East) – 05:24 . 2.Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) – 04:05 . 3.Letter From Home (Pat Metheny) – 04:02 . 4.Moondance (Van Morrison) – 04:20 . 5.I Can Let Go Now (Michael Mcdonald) – 02:47 . 6.Daft Funk (Nathan East, Michael Thompson) – 04:47 . 7.Sevenate (Chuck Loeb) – 03:39 . 8.Can’T Find My Way Home (Steve Winwood) – 05:32 . 9.Moodswing (Bob James) – 05:08 . 10.Overjoyed (Stevie Wonder) – 04:26 . 11.Yesterday (John Lennon, Paul Mccartney) – 04:26 . 12.Madiba (Nathan East, Chris Gero) – 08:22 . 13.America The Beautiful (Katharine Lee Bates, Samuel A. Ward) – 04:33
Musicians : Nathan East – Bass, Bass (Upright), Vocals . Carmen Cuesta – Vocals . Vinnie Colauita – Drums . Ricky Lawson – Drums . Eric Clapton – Guitar On (8) . Mr. Talkbox – Talk Box, Vocals On (6) . Michael Mcdonald – Vocals On (4) . Sara Bareilles – Vocals On (5) . Tim Carmon – Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3 . Jennifer Kummer – French Horn . Patrick Walle – French Horn . Ray Parker, Jr. – Guitar . Andrew Synoweic – Guitar . Chuck Loeb – Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) . Michael Thompson – Guitar, Guitar (Electric) . Chris Gero – Guitars, Keyboards . Jeff Babko – Hammond B3, Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, Piano . David Paich – Hammond B3, Keyboards, Wurlitzer . Stevie Wonder – Harmonica . Tom Scott – Saxophone . Greg Phillinganes – Keyboards . The Nashville Recording Orchestra – Orchestra . Sam Bacco – Percussion . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Rafael Padilla – Percussion . Steve Hill – Arranger . Bob James – Piano . Noah East – Piano, Vocals On (11) . Joel Peskin – Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor) . Craig Nelson – String Bass . Barry Green – Trombone . Prentiss Hobbs – Trombone . Andy Martin – Trombone . Chuck Findley – Trumpet . Dave Davidson – Concert Master, Violin . Lendell Black – Conductor . David Angell – Violin . John Catchings – Cello . Anthony Lamarchina – Cello . Carole Rabinowitz – Cello . Sara Sant’Ambrogio – Cello . Julia Tanner – Cello . Monisa Angell – Viola . Seanad Chang – Viola . James Grosjean – Viola . Kris Wilkinson – Viola . Kristin Wilkinson – Viola . Alison Bailey – Violin . Carolyn Bailey – Violin . Zeneba Bowers – Violin . Janet Darnall – Violin . Alison Gooding – Violin . Erin Hall – Violin . Elizabeth Lamb – Violin . Erin Long – Violin . Wei Tsun Chang – Violin . Bruce Wethey – Violin . Karen Winkelmann – Violin . Kim Mont – Choir/Chorus . Jon Reddick – Choir/Chorus . Ricky Braddy – Choir/Chorus . Janice Gaines – Choir/Chorus . Gale Mayes – Choir/Chorus . Debi Selby – Choir/Chorus . Ashley Guilbert – Vocals (Background) . Jenn Helvering – Vocals (Background) . Jacob Hubbard – Vocals (Background) . Shelly Justice – Vocals (Background) . Cersle Keenan – Vocals (Background) . Melodie Kirkpatrick – Vocals (Background) . Maureen Murphy – Vocals (Background) . Andrew Thompson – Vocals (Background)
Production : Produced By Marcel East, Nathan East, Chris Gero . Rouble Kapoor – Assistant Engineer . Tanner Lenox – Assistant Engineer . Max Moon – Assistant Engineer . Wesley Seidman – Assistant Engineer . Nick Spezia – Assistant Engineer . Moogie Canázio – Engineer . Alan Douglas – Engineer . Elliott Eicheldinger – Engineer . Ken Freeman – Engineer . Tom Keane – Engineer . Bryan Lenox – Engineer . Marcel East – Engineer . Dave Klutch – Mastering
Package : Kharen Hill – Photography . Itta Tsunoda – Logo Design
Recorded In 2013 At British Grove Studios, London, Uk; House Of Blues Studios, Encino, Ca; Ocean Way Nashville, Nashville, Tn; Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, Ca; Pyramid Studio, Studio City, Ca; Studio 101, Tarzana, Ca; Yamaha Entertainment Group Studios, Franklin, .
Released In March 2014 By Yamaha.
There’s a nod here to the French duo on the smooth disco-funk tune “Daft Funk,” but otherwise, East’s first solo album plays it straight to those who have avidly followed the musician’s career, from his earliest session work in the late ’70s through his albums with modern jazz group Fourplay.
One player East couldn’t completely pin down was guitarist Metheny, who is a bit reticent about performing on albums, but he did East one better – he wrote him a song, “Letter From Home,” on which East practically channels Metheny’s spirit.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
“Yamaha started a record label and want me to pull 30 years of my life together and tell a (musical) story. They asked me to do a (diverse) Quincy Jones-style record, with friends and people I’ve played with over the years.”