Since I Fell For You by Bob James and David Sanborn featuring the vocals from Al Jarreau, taken from the classic 1986 album ‘Double Vision’. The album spent 63 weeks on the Billboard charts, won a Grammy Award for ‘Best Jazz Fusion Performance’, and went on to sell a million copies. The superstar cast of musicians on the track also includes Steve Gadd (drums), Marcus Miller (bass), Paul Jackson Jnr. & Eric Gale (guitars) with Tommy LiPuma as producer. WOW !!
fOURPLAY, Kirk Whalum, and Blue Note Tokyo wish a Happy New Year!
A New Year’s well wish from fOURPLAY & Kirk Whalum to Chuck Loeb at the Blue Note in Tokyo.
Bob James will perform on March 6, 2016 in the Fukushima Prefecture Cultural Center. The show will feature the elegant Alice Soyer, who will perform in both French and English. This year’s benefit concert marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic tsunami that wrecked havoc on the nation of Japan, and caused further devastation with nuclear meltdowns, with Fukushima among the most severely effected.
Admission is free, and doors open at 14:00, with the show beginning at 19:30.
The concert is scheduled to be broadcast on NKH General TV on March 22, and NHK World TV on March 20 & 27, as well as April 3.
For more information: MUSIC FOR TOMORROW IN FUKUSHIMA
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FOURPLAY CELEBRATES THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SILVER, THEIR MOST WIDE-RANGING AND GRATIFYING RECORDING TO DATE
Release features special guest appearances from guitarists Larry Carlton and Lee Ritenour and saxophonist Kirk Whalum
Longevity among jazz groups is a surprisingly rare commodity. With relatively few exceptions, a run of a few years, at most, is standard; for a collective of jazz musicians to stick together for a decade or more is almost unheard of. That puts Fourplay, who celebrates their 25th anniversary this year, in a league of their own. Since 1990, bassist Nathan East, keyboardist Bob James, guitarist Chuck Loeb (who joined five years ago) and drummer Harvey Mason have continued to explore together, their efforts resulting in what All Music Guide called one of “the most intuitive, forward-thinking and focused groups in modern jazz.”
On Silver, set for release November 20, 2015 on Heads Up, a division of Concord Music Group, Fourplay celebrates that unprecedented bond with their most wide-ranging and gratifying recording to date. Following the theme of the occasion, most of the 10 new original compositions comprising Silver play off of the anniversary, bearing titles such as “Sterling,” “Precious Metal” and “A Silver Lining.” Just like its namesake, Silver shines, each track a brilliant example of what has made this formidable ensemble—each of whom also has a highly successful career outside of the band—one of the most respected in the jazz world.
For each member of Fourplay, the group’s ability to remain so creative after so many years together has been a reward in itself. Says Nathan East, “It became apparent from our very first album that this particular group of musicians had a special sound. We appreciate whatever that chemistry or magic has been between us and have had a great time on our journey together as we’ve developed our music.”
Sometimes rules need to be broken!
More on this exciting musical collaboration between Bob James & Nathan East (and others!) on this new behind-the-scenes look at #TheNewCool.
THE NEW COOL is coming… 9.18.15.
Pre-order now and get TWO instant tracks from the new album! smarturl.it/tnc-preorder