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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.
When you contemplate the illustrious career of Harvey Mason, your mind HAS to be blown. Born and raised in Atlantic City, young Harvey absorbed the vibes of the great musicians THERE - and showed so much promise on drums that he was playing with Duke Ellington and Errol Garner in the 60's. Early in his recording career, there he was - up front and center with Blue Note Records. And on Columbia: Please go check out Herbie Hancock and The Headhunters for a refresher course in freshly fused Jazz :)
The associations that this consummate first-call musician has made through five decades is staggering. Because, quite simply, HE is. Nathan East has shared space and stages with The Mase for 25 years or so (Fourplay's "Silver" just dropped) and he firmly suggests that drummers of ANY note studied Harvey Mason in order to find their own style. He was THAT distinctive THAT early in his journey.
We dare you to find another legendary drummer who has been involved with more Gold and Platinum recording sessions than our guest. Awards, accolades, nods from NARAS and "Modern Drummer." Over 150 motion picture soundtracks. A regular fixture at the Oscars each year. And that long relationship with Fourplay cannot be stressed enough. When you're with a successful musical unit for 25 years, that's cause for celebration!
As bandmates Nathan, Chuck Loeb, Bob James, and Harvey prepare for a holiday run at the Blue Note in New York, our friend wanted to take the time - during this Thanksgiving week - to express his gratitude for all that his fans have given him. How beautiful that NEW fans and fellow artists got together for his album last year. And how wonderful that life-long "brothers" are banding together again right before Christmas. How fortunate are we to visit with Harvey again? You already KNOW :)
If you are reading this - and you have read other biographical information that your show host has written about hundreds of artists, then this will take you by surprise. I am totally freaked out. LOL!!! Because Nathan East is something else ENTIRELY.
Over three decades of support for household names. A few - let's alphabetize: Barbra Streisand, Eric Clapton, Daft Punk (Grammy Awards here, pay attention!), Herbie Hancock, Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, Toto, Whitney Houston....still breathing? Oh, I KNOW, y'all! This is what I'm SAYING - this man is a ROCK of mass appeal. Genre jumping, bass busting, talent. Quincy Jones has said: "He's so talented it's ridiculous!"
A little background so yers truly can calm down. Born in Philadelphia, Nathan was four when his family (eight kids!) moved to San Diego. Nathan studied cello first, then became interested in bass when he was 14. His influences: Mingus and Ron Carter. Electric: Paul McCartney and Chuck Rainey.
On the road with Barry White when he was 16, his resume just grew from THERE. Multiple awards, soundtracks that are too numerous to mention, co-founding Fourplay, an online electric bass school, an accomplished magician as well as everything else just discussed - and - drumroll, please: over 2,000 credits to his name. Honest to God, one of the most recorded Bass players in musical history.
The reason for this visit from the esteemed Nathan East on 9/1: his partnership with Fourplay member, Bob James. Their astonishing project, "The New Cool" is about to drop. THIS host has dropped already, hearing it! Music to captivate and haunt, it's the crown jewel within the Yamaha Family, the company that is sponsoring this golden event.
What a thrill to bring you a glimpse into Nathan East. Second hour. Get your seat EARLY :)
"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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Bridges is the sublime collaboration of 2 of the most renowned instrumentalists in Jazz!
Between them, saxophonist Eric Marienthal and guitarist Chuck Loeb have either written, produced, or performed on more than 50 Top 10 Smooth Jazz radio singles.
Both have thrilled audiences around the world for more than 20 years as solo artists and featured artists in various groups: Marienthal with the likes of Chick Corea, The Rippingtons, Keiko Matsui, and Jeff Lorber and Loeb as co-leader of Fourplay and Jazz Funk Soul.
Bridges represents these Smooth Jazz icons at their best, but it is more than just a Smooth Jazz album. As the title suggests, these Soundscapes bridge the gap between the commercial world of Smooth Jazz, the tranquility of New Age music, and the more artistic explorations that are at the heart of the true Jazz experience!
Highlights of the 10 Marienthal/Loeb originals include "Crossings", the haunting ballad and first single, the soulful and bluesy "Duality", the romantic "Noir" and much more!
JOIN THE JAZZ MASTERS AS WE STARTING THE NEW YEAR WITH A ARTIST, MUSICAN, LEGEND
BOB JAMES JAZZ PIANIST- CURRENTLY WORKING WITH FOURPLAY- AND WITH DAVID SANBORN WITH A NEW CD
TONIGHT LETS PLAY HOKEY WITH BOB JAMES -CD- AND FRIENDS WITH HIM ARE: NATHAN EAST, BONEY JAMES,
RICK BRAUN, MICHAEL COLINA, CHUCK LOEB, RASHEEDA.
HOSTING BIG RAY ---COME AND JOIN.
COME AND JOIN THE NEW JAZZ MASTERS AND THERE HOT JAZZ MUSIC. TONIGHT GUEST ARE : FOURPLAY, BOBBY LYLE, RICHARD ELLOIT, BRAIN CULBERTSON JEFF LORBER AND BENOIT/FREEMAN . COOL JAZZ
LET TALK ABOUT THE JAZZ FESVIALS - UP COMING ONE CAPE MAY NOVERMEBER 2014
HOST TONIGHT BIG RAY
Sherry Winston is a Jazz Flutist who has performed in many of the major concert halls throughout the U.S. including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Constitution Hall, and Lincoln Center.
Sherry performed at The White House for President and Mrs. Clinton and for former President George H.W. Bush. She has appeared on "Emeril Live," The Today Show, BET, and many other TV shows nationally.
Sherry has been featured in the New York Times, Ebony, Essence, and Black Enterprise.
She has performed with Stevie Wonder and has opened for Sinbad, Fourplay, Ramsey Lewis, Chaka Kahn, Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle, and Grover Washington, Jr. She has appeared with Ronnie Laws, Kirk Whalum, "Pieces of a Dream, Norman Connors, Jean Carne, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Roberta Flack, Flutists Hubert Laws and Herbie Mann.
Sherry has produced and written music for all of her 6 CD's. Her 4th CD, "Life is Love & and Love is You," features the late Grover Washington, jr., Saxophonist, Najee, Guitarist, Norman Brown, Keyboard Wizard Bobby Lyle, and Vocalist Jon Lucien.
Sherry’s client list includes many of the top Fortune 500 companies such as Aetna, Accenture, AT&T, Anheuser Busch, Bristol Myers Squibb, Burger King, Champion, Coca Cola, Equitable Capitol, Federal Express, General Electric, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Mercedes Benz, Pepsi Cola, Time Warner, Xerox, United Technology, Verizon Wireless, and many others across the U.S. and abroad.
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
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