17 January, 2017Print
Nathan East's New Album 'Reverence' Streaming on AllMusicOut Friday, January 20th via Yamaha Entertainment Group of America
"one of popular music's most in-demand bassists" - AllMusic
"fever dream of funk" - Stereogum
One of the "100 Greatest Bass Players" - Bass Player
"legendary" - Respect Magazine
(New York, NY): Nathan East's upcoming album, 'Reverence,' the follow-up to his GRAMMY-nominated self-titled solo album, is now streaming via AllMusic.
Listen via AllMusic: http://www.allmusic.com/blog/post/album-premiere-nathan-east-reverence
'Reverence' is out this Friday, January 20th via the Yamaha Entertainment Group of America. Produced by East and Yamaha Entertainment Group of American founder Chris Gero, the 12-song blend of originals and stylized covers is silky and sublime, tasteful but also inventive, each song a carefully crafted creation that could only be concocted by a musician with East's years of experience -- and experiences. The album features a high profile roster of collaborators, including Eric Clapton, original members of Earth, Wind & Fire, Phil Collins, Yolanda Adams, Ruben Studdard, and Nikki Yanofsky. And, of course, Nathan's trademark melodic bass.
Nathan ventures into multiple genres, from the gospel-inspired "Feels Like Home" featuring the acclaimed vocalist Yolanda Adams, to the jazzy "Why Not This Sunday" featuring American Idol winner Ruben Studdard, to "Serpentine Fire," featuring Eric Clapton on guitar, Phil Collins on drums, and original members of Earth, Wind & Fire, which Stereogum called a "fever dream of funk."
As a founding member of renowned contemporary jazz quartet Fourplay, Nathan East is one of the world's most recorded session bassists. With over 2,000 album credits to his name and several GRAMMY-winning songs including "Get Lucky," "Footloose" and "Change the World," the resume of artists Nathan has played for, co-written with or toured alongside includes Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Sting, Toto, Barry White, Herbie Hancock, Barbra Streisand and scores of others. But Nathan is a bandleader, visionary and artist in his own right, and on 'Reverence,' he once again steps into the spotlight.
He received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for his self-titled solo debut 'Nathan East' on March 2014 which hit #1 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Albums chart and held #1 for a record-breaking 36 weeks on SmoothJazz.com.
Nathan will be at The 2017 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA this week, and his 2017 agenda includes a run of dates with Eric Clapton, Chick Corea, and Nathan's own jazz supergroup, Fourplay.
About Yamaha Entertainment Group of America:
Yamaha Entertainment Group of America is a boutique record label and production company based in Franklin, Tennessee. It is a subsidiary of the Yamaha Corporation of America, the largest music manufacturer in the world. Yamaha Entertainment Group is responsible for the development and advancement of the Yamaha brand name through numerous artist-related activities worldwide, which includes endorsements, artist imaging, artist marketing, concert production, media operations, piano logistics, tour support, product placement, artist related publications, artist website development and strategic alliances.
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home- theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, installation and consumer markets.
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