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For nearly two decades, the contemporary jazz quartet known as Fourplay has enjoyed consistent artistic and commercial success by grafting elements of R&B, pop and a variety of other sounds to their unwavering jazz foundations. In the course of ten recordings – five of which have climbed to the top of Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Album charts – the supergroup has continued to explore the limitless dimensions and permutations of jazz while at the same time appealing to a broad mainstream audience. The newest member to join the group, guitarist Chuck Loeb, is more than just a guitar player; he is the consummate musician. In a career that spans four decades, he has proven himself to be a versatile composer, arranger and producer in a wide range of musical styles and contexts. Talking Smooth Jazz welcomes Harvey Mason and Chuck Loeb to the show.
"Angela", the instrumental theme from the sitcom Taxi, is Bob James' most well-known work to date.A founding member of the Grammy winning super group Fourplay. Join the Jazz conversation with the Coffeelady and Reggie the Jazz Man of smooth Jazz Mixes
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Electric violinist Cathy Morris. Cathy has a passion for sharing music to audiences of all ages performing her distinctive "Party Jazz" sound of eclectic originals. Cathy performs in a broad range of arenas: concert, festivals, Opening Ceremonies for the World Swimming Championships, Indianapolis International Violin Competition, and the Formula One and Indy 500 races. Cathy and her band have opened for for Al Jareau, The Commodores, Burt Bacharach, George Benson, Chuck Mangione, Rick Braun and fourPlay to name a few. As a musical ambassador she has performed for world leaders and dignitaries including Mikail Gorbachev, the Prince and Princess of Serbia, President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton and First Lady Laura Bush among others. Cathy has five CDs of original music in addition to her holiday disc An Electric Violin Christmas, Cathy Morris Latin Jazz, Sacred Romance and the 2012 release, Music For Wellness As an educator it's her commitment to children that puts her in front of and collaborating with literally thousands of students each year performing convocations, conducting workshops and side by side concerts. As a composer/arranger you can find Cathy's original music for string orchestra published by FJH Music, Inc
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FOURPLAY- Fourplay is a contemporary jazz quartet in the United States. The original members of the group were Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East, and Harvey Mason. In 1997, Lee Ritenour left the group and Fourplay chose Larry Carlton as his replacement NOW CHUCK LOEB A NEW MEMBER.
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We have an exclusive interview with Nathan East. He is a member of smooth jazz quartet Fourplay and has recorded, performed and co-written songs with performers such as Eric Clapton, Joe Satriani, Phil Collins,Stevie Wonder, Toto, Daft Punk, and Herbie Hancock.
We interviewed East in San Diego about his career. You can't miss this interview!
The Funkiest Bassist Ever!!! Releasing his FIRST album...and it is HOT!!! A Non-stop celebration !!
Get ready for good coffee and great chat has Chuck Loeb takes center stage.
Although his playing is in the jazz tradition, his composing is steeped in pop and R & B. Chuck is the consummate musician.
In a career that spans four decades, he has proven himself to be a versatile composer, arranger and producer in a wide range of musical styles and contexts.
Twitter: @CoffeeTalkJazz @ChuckLoeb
Mr. Phil Perry
A former member of the Montclairs, Phil Perry later teamed with Richard Sanlin in a duo that had a short stay at Capitol in 1980. Their first single stalled at number 81 and the album fizzled. They continued as songwriters and freelance producers. Perry issued his first LP, The Heart of the Man, for Capitol in 1991, but it didn't chart either, but its single, a cover of Aretha Franklin's version of "Call Me," hit the top spot on the R&B chart. Despite the hard knocks, he was undaunted. Perry established himself as a "go-to" session vocalist. He has worked with Lee Ritenour, the Rippingtons, Patti LaBelle, Anita Baker, Peabo Bryson, George Duke, Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Boz Scaggs, Sergio Mendes, Bill Withers, Johnny Mathis, Bobby Womack, Chaka Khan, Fourplay, and Rod Stewart, and many others. Perry also continued to issue his own recordings. They include 1994's Pure Pleasure, 1998's One Heart, One Love (a top five entry in Billboard's contemporary jazz chart), 2000's My Book of Love, 2001's Magic, 2006's Classic Love Songs, 2007's Mighty Love, 2009's Gift of Love, and 2013's Say Yes, which was produced by Chip "Big Dog" Davis, and included a guest spot by Naje
You will have only begun to scratch the surface by identifying the masterful Harvey Mason Sr. as just a percussionist.
Yes, his precision time keeping and versatility have placed him among THE most in-demand and most recorded session drummers of all-time.
He’s been hired by everyone from Barbra Streisand to James Brown to Mary J. to Herbie Hancock to Jennifer Hudson to Frank Sinatra to John Legend to the London Symphony Orchestra.
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As East's reputation grew on the L.A. session scene, so did his job calls. From that point on, East worked consistently. He toured with Loggins appearing with the singer at Live Aid in 1985. Eric Clapton heard Nathan and invited him to join his band. With keyboardist Greg Phillinganes and drummer Phil Collins, they toured the world over and performed multiple concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall which resulted in the release of Clapton's "24 Nights" CD, (1988). With Clapton, he would go on to record numerous CD's including Journeyman, August, Behind The Sun, Pilgrim, Reptile and the Multi-Grammy Award winning multi-platinum Clapton MTV Unplugged CD.In 1990, while in the studio recording Bob James' Grand Piano Canyon album, the keyboardist asked East, Lee Ritenour, and Harvey Mason if they'd be interested in forming a group where each member would be an equal partner and could contribute songs. James, who at the time held an executive position at Warner Bros.' jazz A&R department, got them a deal with the label; a couple of months later, the group now known as Fourplay began recording their debut album. Their first record, 1991′s Fourplay, sold over a million copies and remained at the number one position on Billboard's contemporary jazz charts for 33 weeks. Their next LP, 1993′s Between the Sheets, reached number one, went gold, and received a Grammy nomination. In 1995, their third gold album, Elixir, inherited the number one position from Kenny G's Breathless and remained on the charts for more than 90 weeks. Fourplay's 4 album entered the jazz charts at number one when guitarist Larry Carlton joined the band. Now, after fifteen years together, nine CD's and 5 Grammy nominations, Fourplay's X CD debuted at number one (Billboard Contemporary Jazz) remaining there for more than two months.
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