Twenty years and counting, the legendary group Fourplay releases yet another inspired work of genius that is nothing short of religious in its listening experience. Songs from the newest collection, ‘Esprit De Four’ is what makes music from Fourplay a pilgrimage to listening enjoyment. Envision the thirty minutes before a sunrise or the thirty minutes after a sunset, when everything in the world takes a moment to reflect in the peacefulness a sunrise and sunset offers, is one testimony to the ‘Esprit De Four’ experience.
‘Esprit De Four’ offers the usual tastefully appointed vocals positioned lovingly within the music of some of the songs. Vocals from some of the songs resonate more like spiritual chants providing salvation from the everyday temptations of un-inspired music. ‘December Dream’ and ‘Firefly,’ are songs from this collection that illustrate and epitomize graceful vocals. Bassist Nathan East provides the spiritual vocals. Legends Bob James on keyboards and Chuck Loeb on guitar along with drummer Harvey Mason comprise four great artists playing seamlessly together as one, or better yet, as Fourplay.
Enjoy the music videos of ‘December Dream’ and ‘Sonnymoon’ from the Fourplay video jukebox aNewporterJazz. Enjoy the debut single, ‘Sonnymoon’ from ‘Esprit De Four’ on great jazz stations such as NewporterJazz. Fourplay has become its own religion. Fans wait obediently for the next sign to arrive. ‘Esprit De Four is the newest inspiration in the form of songs from the hymnals from the cathedral of Fourplay. When one needs to get away, far away from the everyday, if only just for part of the day; ‘Esprit De Four’ from Fourplay is that refuge from the world.