24 Nov 14
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE! Nathan East For The Record is a documentary film that takes viewers behind-the-scenes as one of the most influential bass players in modern music recorded his debut solo album last year. The film’s completion comes at the end of another year of highlights for Nathan. His long-awaited solo album (released in March) spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Album chart and 34 weeks in the top position on smoothjazz.com; the lead single “Daft Funk” went to #1 and he recently completed his first solo tour of Japan (after stints there earlier this year with Eric Clapton, Toto and Fourplay).
For The Record also chronicles Nathan’s three decade plus career from when he hit the road age 16 with Barry White, his session and touring work across musical genres and membership in the legendary jazz quartet Fourplay. The film features interviews with many of the musicians he’s worked with including Clapton, Phil Collns, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Don Was and more. More news on the film’s release date is expected soon.
2015 is already shaping up to be another busy year. Three recording projects are planned: Fourplay’s 25th Anniversary album, Silver, a spring duo album with Fourplay keyboardist Bob James and his own sophomore album in spring /summer. Although there aren’t any solo tour stops or dates with Fourplay announced yet, a string of concerts with Eric Clapton at London’s Royal Albert Hall in May have gone on sale. Nathan’s autobiography is also on the horizon.
Nathan East For The Record will be released by Yamaha Entertainment Group of America. Learn more at nathaneastfortherecord.com.