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In Conversation with Nathan East – From Sideman to Solo Artist

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About This Episode

In today’s podcast we catch up with one of the most recorded bass players in popular music.

Nathan East has performed with such a huge number of all-time greats, from Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder to Quincy Jones and Eric Clapton, that it’s hard to sum up the impact he’s had on popular music. His funk-fueled bass work added the sparkle to Daft Punk's 2013 hit single, 'Get Lucky'; he sings, he doubles on upright and electric bass, has received an Ivor Novello Award for co-writing the Phil Collins hit ‘Easy Lover’, and his ongoing team-up with Bob James, Harvey Mason and Chuck Loeb as jazz quartet, FourPlay, continues to raise his credentials. Following the success of his 2014 self-titled debut album, 2017 sees Nathan return with his second release as a solo artist, Reverence.

In this episode you're going to learn:

  • What it takes to be a successful sideman.
  • All about his current tour with Eric Clapton.
  • How he made the transition from sideman to solo artist.
  • Why he still plays Yamaha basses.
  • And much, much more…

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