Nathan East - Contemporary Bass
Alfred's Artist Series
Nathan East,Eric Clapton's longtime bassist, is one the most respected musicians and sought-after sidemen in the industry. In addition to working with Eric Clapton, Nathan has performed and recorded with a "Hall of Fame" roster of artists including Elton John, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Al Jarreau, Herbie Hancock, George Harrison, Joe Pass, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Barry White, George Benson, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Tom Jones, B. B. King, Madonna, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, and Sting. In addition, Nathan is a founding member of the jazz supergroup Fourplay, with Bob James (keyboard), Lee Ritenour (guitar, later Larry Carlton), and Harvey Mason (drums).
In this DVD, Nathan breaks down his unique style of playing, demonstrating how he builds his impeccable chops, creates solos and grooves, plays walking bass linesand interacts with a rhythm section. The DVD includes an in-depth interview withNathan in which he speaks candidly about his personal triumphs, covering topics such as getting started in the music business, breaking into studio playing and even revealing his favorite superstar to tour with.